Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What type of water features are there?

A. There is a water feature to fit every garden regardless of the size, shape or design of your garden. These range from wave decent panels in stainless steel or copper; wade pools; water falls; fish ponds; garden ponds; fountains and figurines and many more. A professional landscape designer can assist you in your choice, from the large selection of water features available and advice on correct waterproofing, water flow and issues that may arise surrounding them.

Q. Why use a landscape designer?

A. A landscape designer is a qualified horticulturalist and landscape professional dedicated to giving, the most up to date advice and service including licensing regulations based on the latest technology and research available.

Q. Why do we need mulch on the garden soil?

A. The benefits of mulch covering the garden soil are numerous, including the reduction of moisture evaporation; improving the structure and content of the soil by increased decomposition and encouraged growth of living organisms and retardation of weed growth. Remember mulch should cover up to 6 cm in depth over the soil. Ideas for mulch include dead leaves, wood chips, grass cuttings combined with decayed compost or manure.

Q. How can I reduce the maintenance around my garden to compliment my busy lifestyle?

A. When selecting plants for the garden try to include the evergreen trees and shrubs to reduce leaf clutter. Low maintenance surface areas in the garden should include pavers for courtyards, paths and driveways because they are easy to keep tidy and long lasting. Remember when selecting timber as a surface it does require maintenance especially when used for decking and shade. Choosing an alternative product and using the highest quality materials that will not twist, rot, warp or decay ensuring you of maintenance free protection from the sun and rain for many years to come. A landscape designer can help you design your garden to suit your busy lifestyle.

Q. What is the best way to keep patio pots fresh and healthy?

A. Always use a good quality potting mix (not soil) for your containers. If your pot is in a very hot position, or is made of a porous material such as terracotta, consider using a specialised potting mix. Don't forget to include water holding crystals to help retain moisture in hot and dry conditions. Plants in pots, which have dried out, can be difficult to re-wet. Treat the mix with a soil wetter and remember to mulch the top of the potting mix with a layer of organic mulch.