Having a beautifully landscaped lawn or backyard can add value to your home. Landscaping can make a bare lawn look brand new. You will be able to greet guests with an awe-inspiring scene or have that personal space for relaxing that you’ve always wanted.

Before you start digging up your soon-to-be garden, here are some tips to help you get started:

  • Understand your needs – Ask yourself what you want to use the space for. Do you want to grow your own veggies? Is it for entertaining family and friends? Do you need an area where your kids can play? It doesn’t have to be a master plan for your lawn, just a simple sketch of what you need should be enough.
  • Assess the area – Is the area in front of your house or in the backyard? How are the wind conditions? How’s the sun situation? The area might be too hot for certain plants or or too windy for elements such as a fire pit. Do you require land clearing before you get started? Is there a need for tree removal?
  • Make a plan – Do you have a set timeline for completing the landscaping project? Is there a particular budget you need to stick to?
  • Get inspired – This is the fun part of planning for your landscaping project! Drive out to posh communities to find gardens you love. Pinterest is also a great place to look for inspiration. Check garden or home improvement magazines for the look you want to copy or improve on.
  • Decide on the details – Is there a specific point you want to focus on such as a water feature or a particular tree? Do you have colour preference that would influence the choice of plants and flowers for your flowerbeds? Are there height restrictions to consider to avoid blocking out the view from inside your home? Do you want evergreen plants that stay lush and provide cover throughout the year? Listing down the details that you want in your landscaped lawn can help you work on a more cohesive look.

Landscaping is a big project and you need all the help you can get. Get expert advice from A1 Sure Services. We have a team of experienced landscape builders and gardeners who can help plan and design, construct and maintain residential gardens throughout Auckland.

We take the time to understand your requirements and your vision. Let us help you transform your property into a luxurious space you can enjoy.