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LANDSCAPE DESIGN

Your landscape design is like a floor plan for an outdoor area and should be practical, and reflect your needs, likes and interests.

To figure out what you want to get out of your design you will then need to consider:

The function of your garden. This is a crucial aspect of landscape design as it details what the purpose of the garden will be for. Depending on your requirements the function of the garden could be one or a mix of the below:

  • Entertainment – with plenty of covered areas, seating and relaxing areas that can accommodate large crowds.
  • Child Friendly. – A safe garden with plenty of lawn and open space that the kids can run around in
  • Pet Friendly. Materials and plants that can withstand the wear and tear of dogs.
  • Structured ornamental garden. A design based purely on looks and beauty.

The theme of your garden. This is where your inspiration comes from. This could be influenced by a type of plant, culture or environment that you prefer or would like to replicate and could include:

  • A relaxed, informal country garden
  • Balinese style resort garden
  • Rustic Australian native garden
  • Simple and low maintenance garden
  • Colour themed gardens
  • Succulents & Cacti garden

The Design Features in your garden. You will need to decide if there are any design features that you would like to incorporate. These could include:

  • Hedges
  • Water features and ponds,
  • Structural backdrops or pavilions
  • Retaining Walls
  • And any additional items which are purely for beauty and do not serve a practical significance.

Budgeting. The more features you want, the more expensive it will be. So be realistic with your budget and don’t over extend yourself as you want to be able to enjoy your new garden design without the worry of how you will be able to ever afford it!

The use and function that you want out of your garden will dictate your design decisions.

When you have visualised what you are after you will need to start creating a design plan. Your first step to landscape design is to measure out your garden site and draw a plan of your current garden. This will need to be to scale showing the correct measurements and proportions of the garden, and indicating the areas of light, shade and elevation. The plan will need to include existing features such as buildings, poles, rocks etc that cannot be moved.

Once you have set up all the elements you can now start to add all of the new landscape design elements that you want. This could include, shrubbery, trees, walkways, paths, patios, sheds, pools, lawn area and irrigation.

Creating a landscape plan will also help you in your decision making processes such as in selecting plants and materials. The more information and detail that you can put into the plan the better you will be able to cost estimate and the more likely you will be to see your design become a reality.

And, of course, if you want some additional help and advice on planning and designing your garden, then the simplest solution is to let Fox Mowing look after it all for you.
And while we’re there in your garden, we can do a lot of other stuff too to get your garden looking, and feeling, its best.


PLANT SELECTION

Plants can make a huge statement in any garden. They are probably the most important single aspect in a new landscape or garden renovation. Plants can set the mood and style of the garden, draw you into different areas and create interesting views and features.

So it is important to have the right plant selection. To do this you should consider:

  • The Size of the Plant. Read up on how tall and wide the plants grow. Planting large plants in unsuitable places can be a costly experience.
  • The theme and style of your garden. If your looking to replicate a certain style such as Australian, Balinese, Country, Tropical etc then your plant choice should be a reflection of this.
  • The climate and location of the plants. Plants are suited to different environments, light conditions and soils. If the area is in full sun then you will need to choose a plant that can withstand direct sunlight.
  • How much maintenance is required. Some plants require more care, maintenance, watering, and general care than others. If you are not prepared to put in all the effort, choose plants that are drought tolerant and of a hardy nature.
  • Contrasting colours and textures of plants. Use your plants to give your garden a contrast of light and shade. Plants that have different thickness of leaves, colours or patterns can look great when layered into your garden creating different heights and bursts of colour.

So before you run to the nursery, do some research so that you choose plants that are suited to your area and will survive and thrive.

And, of course, if you want some additional help and advice on planning and designing your garden, then the simplest solution is to let Fox Mowing look after it all for you.
And while we’re there in your garden, we can do a lot of other stuff too to get your garden looking, and feeling, its best.


RETAINING WALLS

Retaining walls are structures that hold or retain soil behind them. There are a wide range of options when choosing a retaining wall for your yard. The retaining wall can be discreet blending into the background, become a great feature of your garden or even provide added seating for your yard.

There are two types of retaining walls:

Gravity Wall. Gravity walls rely on their own strength and weight to hold the soil behind them and are of a shorter height.

Reinforced Walls. Reinforced Walls use layers of Geogrid (a manufactured high strength reinforced grid material) that provide additional stability to the structure to resist the pressure applied by the mass of soil behind it.

Retaining walls can be made from a wide variety of materials including, stones, brick, concrete blocks, treated timber, rocks and boulders. They type and construction of the retaining wall that you need will influence the material that you require. Stone or wood can erode or decompose over time so a hardier material such as concrete or masonry blocks are recommended as they are simple to stack and join together and are a maintenance free retaining wall option.

The retaining wall you build has to be suited to your environment, and the type and construction of it will be determined by its location, surroundings, the slope of the land, the type of soil, and the size and height of the planned retaining wall. So get as much advice as you can and you will be sure to choose a retaining wall that will be practical, look great and last for years & years.

And, of course, if you want some additional help and advice on landscaping, then the simplest solution is to let Fox Mowing look after it all for you.
And while we’re there in your garden, we can do a lot of other stuff too to get your garden looking, and feeling, its best.


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