Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get started?

Easy! First, contact us and make an appointment for one of our landscapers to come to your property for a site visit. Be prepared in the following areas: make sure you know what areas you want landscaped, if it is not the entire property. Knowing how much you are willing to spend is critical, as this allows the landscaper to properly compensate. After the site visit, the landscaper will let you know when your proposal will be ready. The duration will depend on your requirements, such as needs for plans drawn up, and the size of your property. After the proposal has been delivered, we work with you to you make any necessary changes until you are happy. After that, your project will commence and you will be enjoying your new garden soon!

Will you understand my requirements and style, and apply it to my garden

Our landscapers are experienced in every field and style of landscaping. We will take all your requirements and ideas into consideration when preparing your design to make sure it as unique and as right for you as possible.

Will you stay within my budget?

Definitely, your quotation will always match your budget, provided that your budget is in range with the size of your garden and your requirements and expectations. We will go over every detail with you to make sure you understand exactly what can and will be done

Is my project too small or too big?

No project is too small or too big. Each project will be handled with the same care and passion from project start up through completion.

Can you use some of my existing plants and material in my garden?

You bet! Your landscaper will advise you on which plants can be replanted and which ones cannot

When is the best time for landscaping?

Landscaping can be done at any time, throughout the year. There is no specific time or season that is best for landscaping. Every season has its own advantages and disadvantages. Landscaping in the summer is excellent for new growth, but transplanting and planting of fragile plants in high temperatures will lead to unnecessary stress which will set back the growth of the plant. Landscaping in the winter is excellent for your new garden to get settled in and establish itself, as a garden landscaped during the winter months outperforms a garden landscaped in spring. There is always the possibility that frost may damage your more fragile plants, however, our landscapers will do their utmost to ensure that you reap only the best of what each season provides.

When is the best time to plant new trees and or plants?

New plants and trees can be planted right through the year, however different seasons have different impacts on certain plants. During the winter it’s best for plant roots to develop and during summer foliage and flowers will have a better development phase. There is thus no season that is worse than the other, each has its own benefits.

How long will a landscaped garden last?

The average lifespan of a garden is between seven to ten years, depending on what type of garden you have and how much care and time you put into it. When you reach the seven to ten year barrier, it is best to contact your landscaper to do an assessment of your garden to see where it will be advantageous to replace plants or make some changes.

How often should I water my new garden and when?

A newly landscaped garden should be watered at least every second day depending on the season and type of garden. An established garden can be watered every second day in summer and every third day during winter. An automated irrigation system will provide your garden with the accurate amount of water at the best time of the day

When is the best time to fertilize my new garden?

There is no need to fertilize your newly installed garden. During the installation process your garden will receive the correct amount of fertilizer to last for the upcoming growing season. Thereafter, it’s best to fertilize your garden annually, and the end of winter is generally considered to be the best time. This will give your garden the boost it needs to perform throughout the growing season.

Can I use compost on my lawn to make it green?

The best way to feed your lawn is to use a good organic fertilizer as well as a thin layer of lawn dressing which is comprised of fine milled compost mixed with river sand and never applied thicker than the blades of grass. This should all be followed by plenty of water to ensure fast and healthy growth. Applying only compost will have a negative effect to your lawn as it will burn your lawn rather than improving its condition.

Why does my lawn have brown/dead patches?

This could be due to a range of circumstances, time of year, various pests like lawn cricket or root feeding worms and fungal infections

How often should I mow my lawn?

Depending on the type of lawnmower you use and the type of lawn you have. Fast growing and very healthy lawns need to be moved once to twice a week in summer. In winter this can be trimmed down to once every two to three weeks, depending on the growth and type.

Can you visit my new garden afterwards to see if I am maintaining it right?

Yes, we do have a wide range of maintenance packages and we can compile a package to suit your specific needs.

Is it better to have an irrigation system installed opposed to manual watering?

Yes, an automated irrigation system installed by us is specifically designed to give maximum coverage of your garden. It is also set to give the perfect amount of water at the best time of day. Manually watering your garden can result in over or under watering which will result in unnecessary damage to your garden.

How do I ensure all my plants become well established?

Any new and established garden needs regular fertilizer and sufficient water to become well established.

When is the best time to have an irrigation system installed?

An irrigation system is best to install before your landscaping is done, this limits unnecessary damage to your plants once they have settled.

Is it possible to have my irrigation stay off when it rains without me having to manually turn it off?

Yes, the Hunter systems we install do have the option to be fitted with rain sensors. Ensuring you save money on water when it’s raining as well as not wasting water.

When is the best time to prune my roses?

The best time usually is right after winter say July/ August, doing so you provide the plant with sufficient time to make healthy new growth and to look great the upcoming summer!

When is the best time to plant new trees and or plants?

New plants and trees can be planted right through the year, however different seasons have different impacts on certain plants. During the winter its best for plant roots to develop and during summer foliage and flowers will have a better development phase. There is thus no season that is worse than the other, each has its own benefits.

Which grass grows best in shade areas?

LM and All-seasons lawn work best in shady areas, however they still need sunlight to grow properly and give proper coverage.

Which are the best plants to plant for a water wise garden?

Indigenous plants is usually the best choice, these will reward you with beautiful flowers as well as birds, bees and butterflies. Succulents is also a great choice for a water wise garden as they require a minimum amount of water, these can be beautifully incorporated in a natural rock garden.

Which are the best plants to plant for a water wise garden?

Indigenous plants is usually the best choice, these will reward you with beautiful flowers as well as birds, bees and butterflies. Succulents is also a great choice for a water wise garden as they require a minimum amount of water, these can be beautifully incorporated in a natural rock garden.

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