Landscaping Advice & Information

Thinking of doing some landscaping? Wondering where to start? Want to know what to keep in mind when designing, installing and maintaining your yard or garden?

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Our team offers personalised garden advice to help you with your individual outdoor area. Let us put our years of experience, knowledge and expertise to good use to build the space of your dreams.

If you have a clear idea of the landscaping design you want to use, that’s great! Let us know and we’ll incorporate your preferences in a customised solution. But if you’re not sure what you’re after, our team will help you from start to finish.

It’s important to bring in a professional, reliable team to renovate your outdoors so you can rest assured all your bases are covered. We’ll take care of all infrastructure considerations, required approvals, building regulations and more.

Why use a professional landscaper over a D.I.Y. project?

D.I.Y. projects can be a fun and rewarding experience… until something goes horribly wrong! There are a ton of things to consider:
  • Have you contacted Dial Before You Dig to ensure you don’t mess with any telecommunications, gas, water or sewerage services? This could be a messy and costly mistake.
  • Do you know what local council approvals you need for your major renovation/project?
  • Are you up to date with the latest building regulations and country-wide standards? Before beginning any project, you should conduct some research either on the Department for Commerce’s website or by speaking to our team. Even a small mistake could cause some big problems.
By engaging the professional landscapers from WA Luxury Landscaping you can enjoy peace of mind knowing we have the industry experience and knowledge to ensure the best result for you and your outdoor space. We’ll collaborate with you to transform your landscaping dreams into a reality and deal with all the challenges, hassles and obstacles so you won’t have to. Plus, we’ll keep your project on time and under budget.

And our services don’t stop there. We’ll help prevent ongoing issues and ensure you understand the maintenance required to keep the area looking as good as new for many, many years to come.

What information do you need to know before engaging with a landscaper?

The WA Luxury Landscaping team will happily be by your side from the start of your outdoor project to the very end, but it’s important to consider the following issues and gather as much information as possible before engaging with us.

Cost expectations – what are your budget constraints? Are your cost expectations appropriate for the type of landscaping design you have in mind?
Garden requirements – do you know where your soak wells are? Do you have adequate water drainage? Will your yard require levelling?
Council approvals – certain designs and big landscaping renovations will require pre-approval from your local council.
Building standards – all landscaping work must completely comply with building standards and regulations.
  • Cost expectations – what are your budget constraints? Are your cost expectations appropriate for the type of landscaping design you have in mind?
  • Garden requirements – do you know where your soak wells are? Do you have adequate water drainage? Will your yard require levelling?
  • Council approvals – certain designs and big landscaping renovations will require pre-approval from your local council.
  • Building standards – all landscaping work must completely comply with building standards and regulations.

After your landscaping is finished, it’s important to care for your garden and hardscape in the best way. Here’s some of our advice.

It isn’t difficult to maintain a stunning looking landscape if you continually keep an eye on it and do a few simple things to prevent bigger issues from occurring. Keep your plants fertilised and well-watered. Check your garden regularly and be on the lookout for pests and problems.

Using mulch can prevent sprouting weeds. When removing weeds, do so by pulling them out by the root. Keep your flower beds evenly moist and water your garden 1-2 times a week. The best times are early morning and evenings when less water will evaporate in the heat.
  • Bricks & Paving
Regularly sweep fallen leaves, debris and dirt from your bricks and paving.

If you need to get rid of a stain, scrub it with detergent mixed with water and a stiff brush. Make sure to completely wash away the detergent as soon as you’re finished, preferably with hot water. The sooner you treat a stain the better.

You can kill weeds from in between your paving with boiling hot water. Be sure to remove the weeds after so that they don’t stain your bricks.
  • Dry & Hot Weather
Leave your grass about 5cm high to ensure it and the soil beneath it is protected from the hot sun.

Make sure none of your plants are covered with a tarp or other protection used during the rain.

Use mulch to keep your soil healthy, soft and protected.

Make sure to water your plants during the cooler times of the day: early morning or evening.
  • Rain
While most gardens and plants can weather some rain, make sure to check your landscape after heavy rains for washed away topsoil. Add a layer of mulch to areas where the rain has damaged the soil.

Provide protection for young or fragile plants by covering them with a plastic tarp or moving them under cover (if possible).

Look out for pooling water around plants which could cause rotting. If you spot pools of water, simply dig in some drainage.
  • Pool Headers
Ensure that you keep the area around your pool and your pool headers clean from dirt, leaves, and other outdoor debris.

You can pressure wash the surface to clear it from light or new stains and use detergent and water to remove more persistent stains.

Be careful when washing away the detergent at the end not to wash it into your pool.
  • Lawn Care
Taking care of your lawn is all about making sure it receives enough water, without getting too much, and protecting it from overly hot weather by ensuring you don’t cut the grass too short.

The best time to water the grass is early in the morning or in the evening to avoid the water evaporating. Be careful not to over-water your lawn as it could cause an increase in mould formation.

Some lawns in WA are prone to Bindi (Jojo) weeds, which cause tiny and painful prickles to grow in the grass. To avoid this, you can use an appropriate herbicide before the weed is properly growing. Be on the lookout for the not-yet-prickly rosette foliage; once the flowers appear and begin to seed, the prickles will be soon to follow.
  • Stain Prevention
To prevent stains on your hardscape, make sure to routinely check and inspect the area so you can catch stains early. The earlier the better because the stains will be more difficult to remove the longer, they’re there.

Be careful when applying pressure washing – always do it correctly and start with low pressure.

Make sure you use the right detergents when removing stains and completely wash it away with water once the stain is removed.
  • Outdoor Feature Walls
Use sealing pavers to help prevent stains from debris and the weather.

Routinely inspect your feature wall to catch stains as early as possible and then scrub the area carefully with detergent and wash it away with water.
  • Stone Feature Walls
Keep an eye out for cracks and general wear & tear. Cracked stones should be replaced as soon as possible.

Do not spray water straight into the joints when cleaning. This can damage your stone feature wall.

The WA Landscaping team is here to help create beautiful outdoor spaces for you and your loved ones to enjoy!

So, if you’re ready to discuss creating your dream yard using our Landscaping services, get in touch with us today for a no obligations quote and consultation.
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