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Landscaping Adelaide gardens is a passion for our landscapers, it’s not just a job. Residential landscaping is about improving the overall appearance of garden areas, so all landscape design ideas we suggest take into account your lifestyle and are practical, as well as aesthetically pleasing.
There are many design elements that can be looked at and each has more choices to consider, depending on the look you’re wanting to achieve and your budget.
Landscapers from Visual Landscape Gardening provide a complete professional landscaping service, licensed to carry out all work with over 25 years experience in both commercial and residential landscaping Adelaide gardens.
Below is a list of the five most common residential landscaping elements and services provided, covering metropolitan Adelaide, the Adelaide Hills and wider South Australia.
One of the most common landscaping services we’re asked to perform is changing the natural slope of a garden, which is achieved by building retaining walls.
Retaining walls can be both functional and decorative, depending on whether they’ll be visible or hidden behind the earth they’re retaining.
When landscaping Adelaide’s north eastern suburbs such as Salisbury Heights and Golden Grove, adding retaining walls is a way to reclaim your front or back garden to make it more usable. If we’re asked to look at landscaping Adelaide inner city suburbs like St Peters with retaining walls, typically they’re built to create raised garden beds.
Concrete blocks come with a wide selection of ‘faces’ and colours to choose from. Add a matching bullnose paver on top, concrete block retaining walls are popular for feature garden beds.
Concrete sleepers, used to retain earth on a boundary is a cheap retaining wall solution and often used as the base for fencing between two sloping gardens. Concrete sleeper retaining walls can also be decorative, with different colours and face patterns available emulating sandstone or bluestone.
Moss rocks are used extensively when landscaping Adelaide north east and eastern suburbs, where large sloping garden areas are prevalent. Moss rock retaining walls provide a more natural, less formal look and are often planted out with native shrubs and plants with bark chip mulch.
Paving is used extensively when landscaping Adelaide gardens. Concrete pavers, clay brick pavers and stone pavers all come in different sizes, thicknesses, colours and prices to suit any application or budget. Licensed paving contractors can also help you choose from one of the many paving pattern designs possible.
Concrete pavers can be used for all paving applications. Large format concrete pavers are ideal for paving under verandas, paving around pools and for garden paths. Concrete pavers for driveways are a popular alternative to concrete and can suit and landscape design you have in mind.
Brick pavers made from clay provide a timeless, classic look to paths and driveways. With many colours to choose from, clay pavers offer a more natural look than concrete pavers, suitable for larger paved areas.
Stone pavers made from natural stone, provide the ultimate paving solution to any area of your garden you are landscaping. Marble pavers, granite pavers, slate, limestone and sandstone pavers are the most popular stone pavers used for feature areas, entrances, around pools and under verandas.
Fencing Adelaide garden boundaries provides security and privacy to your front garden and is often erected on top of retaining walls to the boundary of two neighbouring properties or along the front. Fencing should be completed by licensed fencing contractors experienced with erecting the fence type you choose.
There are different types of fencing solutions available to match your gardens landscaping theme.
Post and rail or Good Neighbour fencing is by far the most popular fencing choice for side boundary fences. There are many steel sheet fencing panel styles and Colourbond colours to choose from.
Aluminium tubular fencing provides security without blocking out views from your front garden. There is a wide range of standard designs or you can customise your own, choosing any colour from the Dulux powder coat colour range.
Glass pool fencing allows you unobstructed views of your pool area, while providing the necessary protection required under SA Pool Fencing Regulations.
Frameless glass pool fencing is often attached to concrete pavers using stainless steel spiggots. Semi-frameless glass pool fencing uses stainless steel or aluminium posts between glass panels.
Artificial Grass or Instant Lawn
With just about every landscape design for front gardens or backyards, a grass area is included. Natural turfs have been developed over the years to be more shade and drought tolerant while the advancement and reduced price of artificial grasses makes them ideal for low maintenance gardens.
Roll out instant lawns are for people who want to replace their existing tired lawn while keeping natural grass a feature.
Synthetic turfs come with a choice of blade width, height and colour, depending on the type of grass look you want to have. Artificial grass manufacturing processes have come a long way in a short time, producing realistic looking grass with many advantages over natural lawn.
Watering plants by hand or using sprinklers attached to hoses, you have to move every 20 minutes is not common practice these days.
Irrigation systems can be set up to cater for natural lawn, with pop up sprinklers or drip irrigation lines laid underneath the roll out instant lawn you lay down. Trees, shrubs and plants can all be watered more effectively with a garden irrigation system.
Drip irrigation tubing is commonly laid under a top dressing mulch, bark chip or river pebbles. Sub surface irrigation puts water closer to the root system of plants and avoids surface evaporation, particularly during warmer months.
Automatic irrigation systems can be set and forgotten, making sure your garden or lawn is getting watered all year round. Solenoids and timers can be set up to multiple watering lines so that each area of your garden gets the required amount of water.
Residential Landscaping Adelaide Tips:
Drawing a rough landscape design on a piece of paper is a good start.
Landscapers from Visual Landscape Gardening can then see what you have in mind and offer landscaping ideas to get the most from your money. Water runoff is seldom taken into consideration, and while not sexy, grates and stormwater connection has to be considered when landscaping any area of your garden. If you’re changing the terrain of your garden, you need to consider what the consequences will be during heavy rainfall. Being licensed landscapers, all work is guaranteed and completed according to engineering specifications, if required as well as local, state and Australian regulations and standards, for your peace of mind.