Preparation and Planning are the Key to Smooth Seamless Construction

A fantastic garden begins with good landscape design, once the design is finalised its then time to commence the landscape construction phase of the project.

Landscape Construction is usually the lengthiest, but most exciting stage of the process. It is where you’ll see your new garden come to life, however there is an order in which things need to happen.

*Unfortunately we can't construct a new landscape without a masterplan to work from.

*Should you already have a masterplan we're happy to construct from your existing plan, otherwise we can produce a masterplan for you, in which case you should read more about our design process.


Our Construction Process

  • 1. Permits

  • Depending upon your project, generally the first step in landscape construction is to obtain a building permit. A permit is needed for structural items such as a deck of any size, any retaining wall over 1 metre, a retaining wall of any size on the boundary and a pergola over 10 square metres in roof area and some front fences.

    Some more complex projects may require other approvals such as planning and build over easement. The permit process is a tricky one therefore each project is unique in its requirements, however it is a necessary part of the landscape construction process.

    We’ve successfully applied for many permits over the years.

  • 2. Excavation

  • Once permits have been obtained we start to construct! The next stage of the landscape construction process is excavation. Digging all the footings, post and stump holes and clearing unwanted vegetation. This stage alone generally makes a huge change and difference to the site.

  • 3. Footings and Hardscapes

  • Pouring concrete footings for walls, concreting stumps and posts into position and concreting foundations for paved areas generally follows excavation. At this stage of the landscape construction process items such as lighting, irrigation and front gate intercoms need to be considered.

    Once the footings and foundations are finalised, all the hard surfaces can begin to be installed such as concrete paths, driveways, fencing, brick work, decks, and pergolas. This is when you'll start to see the bones of the garden start to develop.

  • 4. Plants and Softscapes

  • Once the hardscape elements are installed in the garden, the softscape elements can begin to be installed. Spread and levelling soil over garden beds, planting out garden beds, installing edging, laying lawn and mulching. This phase of landscape construction really alters and finishes off the garden. 

  • 5. Irrigation and Lighting

  • Set the mood of your landscape with garden lighting. Appropriate lighting to help you move through the garden at night, whilst also lighting up focal points is an essential final touch. 

    Fully automatic dripper and spray irrigation throughout the garden, so you can set and forget.

  • 6. Complimentary Garden Maintainance

  • To ensure your garden gets the right kickstart it needs to establish, we offer a complimentary garden maintenance period with all newly constructed landscapes. For the first 6 weeks after completion of our new garden we will visit your garden weekly to ensure your plants are thriving, irrigation is working correctly, and that everything is working properly.