3 steps to a successful garden plan

Knowing what it is you want to achieve with your space is sometimes the hardest part

It might sound really obvious, but you need to have a clear plan in your head before you start transforming your outdoor space. Knowing what it is you want to achieve with your space is sometimes the hardest part – if you’re struggling to imagine what’s possible, you can use this handy guide to get you started.

1. Answer some key questions

  • Where is the sun? How does it travel throughout the day? And will you need shade solutions?
  • Which way does the wind most often blow? And do you need to be protected from it?
  • What is the climate like where you live? And what plants are going to be best suited?

Once you have rough answers to the above questions it’s time to go into a little bit more detail:

  • Where do you want seating?
  • Where are the main garden beds?
  • Do you want to be growing your own veggies?
  • Where will you need paths or pavers to connect different areas?
  • Is there room for any bigger plants or trees?
  • Do you need play areas for the kids?
  • And thinking about your pets, what are their requirements?

2. Draw a map of your space

Drawing some rough maps of your backyard space and sketching out some ideas can be really useful at this point. They don’t need to be pretty; they just need to give you a rough idea of the space that you’re working with.

3. Identify the jobs that need to be done

Ideally you want to identify the jobs that you can’t do yourself and get the experts involved early. We can help by making suggestions based on your needs and assist you to transform your whole outdoor space.

Take your time, plan well and the whole project will run smoothly from there – no changes of plans, and no unexpected costs.

Send us an enquiry or give us a call on (02) 6360 1001 and we can help you get started.

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Excavator & Bobcat Loader Operations

We can take care of all the prep work for your backyard construction and transformation with excavator and bobcat operations. We use an E20 2T Excavator and 110 Tracked Bobcat, and can operate in narrow or tight access.

Bark Blowing

If you need mulch for your garden or soft bark chips for your play area, we can install it in bulk in hard-to-reach places to save you time and money.

Silt Fencing

For effective and simple erosion control on sloped blocks or areas prone to washing away, we do silt fencing with woven fabric and hardwood stakes. You’ll be able to create tiered garden beds easily without worrying about rain washing away plants, soil and mulch or barkchips.


There are a lot of concrete options available to match your space – we do colours, stencils, patterns and stains so you can choose something that matches your taste, space and lifestyle.

Garden Edging

For a functional finishing touch that subtly structures your garden, try garden edging. We do steel edging (using mild steel, galvanised steel or Coreten steel), paver edging, spade edging and timber edging.

Lighting & Electrical

Lighting your outdoor space is only limited by your imagination. Lighting can transform an entertaining space and highlight your backyard features. We install high quality lights including dusk to dawn sensors for a space that seamlessly adapts to your lifestyle.

Artificial Turf Prep & Installation

Artificial turf technology has improved significantly, with a large range of realistic turf on the market. We excavate your space, compact the base, install sand and turf for a low maintenance turf option with a range of styles, colours and piles available.

Prepping & Planting Gardens

Can’t get on top of your garden? We can lay down the foundations for your garden to thrive over the long term. We do rotary & ripping hoeing, soil testing & use of organics, gypsum and slow release fertilisers.

Lawn Seeding & Aeration

We seed Fescue, Couch, Rye Grass and Kikuyu lawn. Our Hydroseeding method can assist with rapid growth and long-term establishment.

Water Features

Water features and waterfalls are a beautiful focal point in an outdoor space, bringing tranquility to a backyard. We create in-ground and above ground water features and ponds using stone, concrete, stainless steel & copper.


To enclose your yard or pool, we specialise in timber, post and rail, glass, steel, aluminium, rural and security fencing. Not just for functionality, we pride ourselves in creating fences for aesthetics.

Steel Structures

To give your outdoor space some structure and create rooms in your garden for exploring and entertaining, we do arbors, archways and patios of any size. Choose painted steel for a grand, polished finish or rusted steel for a sophisticated, industrial finish.

Retaining Walls

Our expert team have built thousands of metres of retaining wall for happy homeowners. Using timber, concrete sleepers, stone, stacked block or Bessa block, you can achieve whichever style of wall you have in mind for your backyard transformation.


If you’ve always dreamed of building your great Australian deck for summer entertaining, we use ModWood Composite, Merbau or Stringy Bark decking to create a perfect pool area, entertaining space or verandah. No job is too hard – we do curved decking and full custom builds.


Thinking about revamping your pool area, courtyard, garden paths or entryway? We use high quality concrete, plastic, ceramic, clay and stone pavers, laid in expert patterns including herringbone and mosaic styles.

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