Are you ready to transform your outdoor space?
A landscape design service is more than an optional luxury for Mornington Peninsula homeowners, it’s the simple and proven roadmap to ensure your garden blends effortlessly with your home.
When you care about your property you know a garden is more than a collection of trees or a patch of grass - it’s your sanctuary. A place where your family can rest and relax, where kids and animals play, maybe even makes the neighbours a little green with envy.
Hiring a landscape design expert is the quick and budget-friendly way to update your yard and wake up to a ‘WOW’ moment every morning. Whether you’re installing a new pergola, adding a sleek water feature or creating new entertainment areas - a professional touch saves you time and money.
The secret is finally out, here are 5 crucial reasons to hire a landscape designer for your next outdoor project.
#1 - Manage ideas and execution
Every outdoor project starts with an idea, followed by design and finally execution.
Whether you’re updating a tired backyard, adding a backyard shower, or ripping up whole sections of your lawn for a full pergola installation - you need an idea, a design and execution.
You might have been dreaming about a new yard to become the talk of the Mornington Peninsula, but keeping your expectations realistic is key to avoiding financial headaches.
When it comes to saving money, a landscape design expert will help you settle on a budget that works for you. They’ll also help you land on a project timeline that’s suitable. Remember, great haste makes great waste so don’t rush into a DIY landscape project without a little expert help.
Unlike a kitchen or bathroom renovation, landscape design has difficult variables exclusive to Victoria. Unpredictable weather, seasonal changes, plants and wildlife - these all impact the type of garden you need.
With a professional on your side you’ll be able to work with the environment, on a timeline that suits, and with a budget under your control.
#2 - Discover 2D and 3D Designs
You’ve got a clear idea in your head of how your outdoor space should look, but without a landscape designer you won’t know if that vision is possible or not.
Every outdoor space has multiple ways of being transformed, so not only will a professional landscape designer be able to show you what your vision will look like - they’ll also provide a range of other options for you to think about.
Imagine seeing individual trees, plants and shrubs before building starts. Or, knowing if you’ll use stone, timber or paving to get your aesthetic right. Now you can.
Using innovative 2D and 3D renders of your outdoor space lets you see the finished product before a single blade of grass is touched. Not happy with the design? It’s easy to go back to the drawing board and make changes prior to construction.
This roadmap saves you time and money without any feelings of regret that may come with starting construction without a conceptual plan.
#3 - Maximise your space
More than giving your property a fresh look, a landscape designer will help unlock space you never knew you had.
Fresh eyes can see ways to maximise space that you haven’t picked up on. Maybe your patio could be extended to create an alfresco dining area, or your bushes could be cleared to create room for a romantic fire pit.
While most Victorians see landscape design as improving existing garden space, it’s also about creating exciting new space.
With more living room you can invite over friends and family for feasts, get active in your newly opened yard, or catch some rays with a cold drink in hand - you deserve to celebrate when you make the smart choice of bringing on a professional.
#4 - Stay on (and under) budget
Do you know how much your landscaping project will cost?
Transforming your space is exciting...until you see the bill. With a professional landscape designer on your side you’ll be able to enjoy a champagne yard on something closer to a beer budget. Having someone help you separate your “wants” from your “needs” is a guaranteed way to keep costs down.
This doesn’t mean you end up with a cheap and nasty yard. Instead, you tap into professional networks and experience to get the yard you’ve dreamed about without a price that will give you nightmares.
Your landscape designer may be able to recommend plants that look stunning without an equally jaw-dropping price. Or, they may be able to provide suggestions for your space to maximise usability without investing in expensive materials.
When you bring onboard a landscape designer you bring your budget under control.
#5 - Expert in outdoor construction (Double the savings)
It’s the age of DIY - but just because you can do something yourself doesn’t mean you should.
Bringing onboard a pro landscaper saves you money in TWO ways.
Firstly, it’s tempting to try and save a few dollars by laying patio tiles yourself, building a wooden pergola or knocking up a retaining wall. If something goes wrong and you need (multiple) repairs...the cost can spiral out of control. Paying for quality today guarantees no expensive repairs tomorrow.
Secondly, your landscape designer will ensure all construction costs are kept to a minimum with exact measurements and creative use of unneeded materials. Skip the trip to Bunnings for timber you never needed and enjoy sitting in your perfectly constructed outdoor space instead.
Your yard is a place where you should feel comfortable and relaxed.
When you bring on an expert landscape designer to create a roadmap of your property’s potential, you do so much more by doing less.
Sit back and watch as your vision comes to life with every plant and material hand picked to stand out and save you money.
When you’re ready to make magic happen but you don’t know where to begin, start with an expert on your side and watch magic unfold.