Since 1989, when Adelaide landscaping company Visual Landscape Gardening Pty Ltd was formed, the company has focused on achieving the goal of delivering a full suite of professional landscaping services Adelaide residents and commercial clients could rely on across metropolitan suburbs, Adelaide Hills and wider South Australia.
With over 30 years experience, landscape designers from Visual Landscape Gardening are proud of the attention to detail and passion they deliver to every landscaping project, from the largest commercial job to the smallest residential garden project.
This experience, knowledge and passion has provided Visual Landscape Gardening the ability to landscape some of Adelaide’s most iconic parks, gardens and monuments, plus thousands of residential gardens too, handling every aspect of each project from the initial landscape design to cleaning up.
If you’re after a complete garden landscaping makeover or are just looking to have pavers laid, a fence erected or a garden shed installed, we would be delighted to assist you to better enjoy your outdoor living areas with a friendly, professional landscaping service second to none.
Below is a list of the most popular landscaping services Adelaide residential & commercial clients request across Adelaide metropolitan suburbs and wider South Australia:
- Earthworks & digging to get the right levels and slope for water run-off.
- Paving paths, driveways, under verandas and around pools using quality Adelaide pavers.
- Fencing boundaries with post and rail fences, or with Good Neighbour Fence panels and aluminium tubular fencing and gates. Pool fencing erecting frameless glass or semi-frameless glass panels.
- Retaining walls built using concrete sleepers, moss rocks or concrete blocks with matching capping pieces.
- Laying artificial grass replacing existing lawn areas, or rolling out instant lawn for a natural look.
- Installing automatic sprinkler or drip irrigation systems to lawn and garden bed areas.
- Connecting storm water pipes and grates to storm water drains.
- Building verandas using Colourbond and wood.
- Create water features and ponds.
- Build privacy screens and decking for multi level outdoor areas.
- Assist DIY projects with our landscaping equipment and bobcat hire, including delivery of a full range of landscape supplies.
Frequently Asked Questions
The list below are answers to some of the most ‘frequently asked questions’ we encounter when landscaping Adelaide gardens.
- What causes paving to move and pavers to sink?
- Will weeds always grow between paver joints?
- What is the best paver to use?
- What is the best paving pattern for driveways?
- What is the best retaining wall on a boundary?
- What are the best plants to grow in my garden?
- Do you provide free, no obligation quotes?
- Do you use contractors?
- Can you organise and coordinate other trades for us?
- What supplies and materials do you use?
- Do you price match?
Pavers Moving & Sinking
If the correct base preparation and compaction is achieved, pavers are less likely to move or sink. A silicon or cement based grout between the joints; such as Pave-Lok® will also reduce the risk of movement, as will the pattern you choose to lay your pavers. In areas where the soil is highly reactive you may experience some small movement and we would recommend removing at least 200mm of soil/clay before compacting quarry rubble and quarry sand as the base. Paving can be simply lifted and re-laid, concrete by contrast will crack and there is no cost effective way to repair it.
Read more about paving Adelaide driveways, paths, under a verandah and around pools.
Weeds Between Paver Joints
Weeds can be eliminated by using a silicon or cement based grout such as Pave-Lok between the joints; not allowing seeds to dig and germinate, while also locking the pavers together, reducing the risk of pavers cracking. Killing all weeds before removing 100mm to 200mm of soil and replacing with quarry rubble and quarry sand for the new base the pavers will be laid on will also reduce any weeds coming through. It is also important to maintain a weed free garden and poison or remove weeds before they flower and spread. Read more about laying pavers.
Best Pavers To Use
Generally, a good quality clay paver will last forever and enhances the natural earthy tones of the environment. However, there are some good quality concrete pavers on the market which are becoming increasingly popular; especially if a large format paver is desired around a pool for example.
Concrete pavers are the cheapest pavers available and come in a wide variety of colours, sizes and thicknesses. Read more about the best pavers to use for your situation.
Best Paving Pattern For Driveways
An interlocking pattern such as 90° or 45° herringbone is the strongest paving pattern to lay for driveways. Finished with a silicone or cement based grout such as Pave-Lok will reduce the chance of pavers cracking under the pressure of tyres turning. Another popular paving pattern used for driveways is stretcher bond. Patterns such as stack bond should only be considered if there is a concrete plinth, beam or reinforced edging to eliminate the chance of your pavers moving as vehicles turn their wheels. Read more about paving patterns for driveways.
Best Boundary Retaining Wall
Concrete sleeper retaining walls are by far the strongest, most decorative way to retain on a boundary and a fence can be easily attached to the top of the wall, increasing privacy to your property. A concrete plinth is often used when the wall will not be seen. Read more about retaining walls.
Best Plants To Grow In Adelaide Gardens
Each area of your garden is unique and the best plants to use will depend on the environment created by our licensed landscapers. The main rule of thumb is knowing what parts of the day the garden is in full Sun, if any. Once this is determined our professional landscapers can then recommend choices that will thrive and compliment the outdoor environment you want created. Low maintenance gardens are extremely popular in Adelaide, so choosing plants that don’t require regular pruning or a lot of water will be advantageous; unless you install an automatic irrigation system.
Free No Obligation Quotes
Visual Landscape Gardening welcome the opportunity to quote on any aspect of landscaping for residential homes and commercial businesses across Adelaide.
Use Of Contractors?
Generally we don’t use contractors. All of our staff are employees, who are covered under work cover, public liability and company policies and procedures.
Organising & Coordinating Trades
Visual Landscape Gardening have a number of other licensed trades we use and project manage for the jobs we are not licensed to perform. These trades adhere to our policies and procedures and are licensed, insured professionals.
Supplies & Materials
We use the best possible materials on the market with a preference to Adelaide, South Australian manufactured products where possible. many landscaping companies are using imported materials that are cheaper but don’t last. We have frequently been called out to repair or replace materials that have failed, replacing them with a better quality product.
This also goes to our motto of:
Do it right the first time
We’re happy to look at any comparative quote, however in our experience, cheaper quotes generally means using cheaper materials, using unlicensed and uninsured individuals who pay their employees ‘cash in hand’. Our company policy is never to compromise on quality, safety and the integrity of our professional landscaping company because our solid reputation is so important to us.