Plan your landscape design

Planning your landscaping!


Don't let the landscape design be an afterthought when planning your new build.

Developing plans for both your home and garden should be considered at the beginning of the design process. After all, landscaping can frame your home, add street appeal, provide privacy and be a place to relax and entertain friends and family.

While planning your landscape design from scratch can be daunting, we have a few ideas to help you on your way. Plus, make sure to check out Pinterest for ideas and inspiration.

Save the trees

Wherever possible, keep any mature trees or hedges to add character and scale to the garden.

How will you use the space?

Consider the following when developing your landscape design:

  • Enhancing any gorgeous views or aspects.
  • What hard landscaping do you need? A driveway, walls, paths, decks, steps, a patio or fences.
  • Do you need an open space for the kids or pets?
  • Do you want a pool or spa, even if it won't happen for a few years.
  • What size table and seating do you need?
  • Barbeque, pizza oven or full outdoor kitchen?
  • Don’t forget lighting for security, walking safely along paths or steps and for entertaining in the evening. You can also use light to highlight specimen plants or sculptures.
  • Keen on home grown food? Allow space for a herb garden, fruit trees and veggie patch.
  • How much time do you want to spend on maintaining the garden?

Plan your landscape design - Qualitas Builders - New builds & renovations

Meet with a landscaper

A landscape professional will take your needs and ideas and develop a plan that takes your outdoor space to the next level. Most can manage the entire project themselves or provide you with a design, plan of action and list of plants.