Darwin Landscapers offer the following services to our customers
Lawn care and maintenance
Landscape and garden design and construction
Turf Laying/ lawn installations
Tree removal and trimming services
Yard clean up
Irrigation installation and repair
Hardscaping (paths, retaining walls, stone work, patios and more)
From our custom consultations to garden design and maintenance services, we have the knowledge and tools that make your landscaping look its best on a regular basis. In providing the best landscape and tree services in our area, our satisfied customers are able to better enjoy their yards and commercial landscaping. From Fannie Bay to Rapid Creek and Nightcliff, we are Darwin locals and are ready to transform your garden!
Frank and the team @ Darwin Landscapers are the locals you can trust to understand all of your garden design & maintenance needs. Our experienced gardeners and landscapers are knowledgable about the special needs of our region, helping plants grow and thrive whether it’s wet or dry season. We service Darwin, Palmerston, Howard Springs and even other parts of NT if required!
We Do the A-Z of Landscaping!
We believe that one of the most important parts of our landscaping process is understanding the needs of our clients, which is why all of our services come with a consultation appointment. By understanding your goals for your garden landscapes and property, we can draw up a plan and quote that suits your budgets and expectations.
When you come to us for your garden design, you can be confident that our team is here to help with every last detail. Our customised gardens are built to reflect form and function, selecting the flowers, trees, pathways, irrgation, grass and foliage that enhance the appearance, with a design that allows them to thrive. From assessing things like soil quality and quantity of sunlight, to choosing plants that meet your aesthetic needs, our team is here to help make your property more beautiful and relaxing year round. All suburbs around Darwin from Fannie Bay to Muirhead – we can help design your dream garden!
Garden Maintenance Darwin
Garden maintenance can be a time consuming task, but one that can become much simpler with experts like ours assisting in the process. We have years of experience in professional landscaping, lawn mowing, performing the weeding, pruning and trimming that helps your plants grow healthily. Whether you need seasonal planting for new flowers, or want to schedule regular care appointments, we are here to help your garden look it’s best no matter the season of the year. We are often helping customers out with end of lease yard clean ups as well.
Yard Clean Ups
Tree Removal and Trimming
As landscaping experts we strongly believe in the necessity of maintenance when it comes to having a beautiful garden throughout the years. Our maintenance services addresses all areas of care, from pruning bushes to laying down mulch to ridding your garden and lawn of unwanted weeds. Working on everything from flowers to trees to lawns, our professionals attend to the time consuming tasks that allow your garden to be healthier and happier through our expert services.
Turf Laying and Lawn Care
Nothing beats the aesthetics that a natural green lawn has, but the process may take time, especially if you are new to it. If you are in need of a new lawn, but you lack the expertise to execute the necessary steps for the installation, such as soil prep or measuring the area, then we have got you covered.
- Measuring the target area of your property;
- Giving you advice on the elements and other component of the turf installation;
- Managing the overall process and giving you timely updates on the project;
- Applying and spreading turf underlay and fertilisers;
- Shaping the turf according to your desired size;
- Every turf project installation will have to rely on your budget, property size, and other preferences, but the step will usually involve:
- Preparing the Soil
The installation of a new lawn requires the removal of the old one to remove any weeds and other obstruction. This may need a week or two before applying any soil. If you are preparing to spread a new lawn, you have to keep note that soil preparation is the most crucial step. The quality of the soil must also be put into the equation, and putting in mix law soil to facilitate penetration of air, moisture and roots.
- Levelling of Soil
In this step, you must remove twigs, rocks and weeds in the soil area. This will ensure a more level surface, and this can help identify any soil issues and the application of fertilisers.
- Laying the Turf Roll
Our team will get to work and install your brand new lawn!
Retaining walls are vital for any garden as they provide a supporting framework to protect soil and plants. They can be used to create garden beds and boundaries, and often put together with concrete or timber blocks. They are built to withstand immense pressure from water and soil, therefore must be designed in a way to survive all weather conditions. The Darwin climate can certainly go from one extreme to the other as we know, so we take a great amount of time and precision in the planning and construction of our retaining walls in our clients gardens.
Retaining walls can be constructed from concrete, timber or dry stone. Concrete is an ever growing popular choice due to the aesthetics you can create using different finishes.
A garden in your backyard or front lawn is one way to enjoy the beauty of nature, whilst elevating the look of your home. However, maintaining the freshness and quality of the plants prove to be quite a task, and this is why the installation of an irrigation system becomes more of a necessity than a want. This is particularly true not only for botanic exhibits, but also for regular homes.
Installing an irrigation system spells out the difference of having a well-maintained, lush, and green garden plants. This system also helps save water resources, and it includes the following services:
- Irrigation System Design
Having your own irrigation system can be customised through our design services, and it begins with the right measurement and laying out the area in preparation of the actual installation.
- Irrigation System Maintenance
Similar to other systems, such as mechanical systems, sprinklers, pipes, fittings, controllers, timer, and the like, an irrigation system is also subjected to damage due to constant use and exposure to outdoor elements. This will require a replacement. So, depending on the quality of the system, it can last up to 10 years or more.
- Irrigation System Installation
The distribution of water is really an important part of an irrigation system, and for this reason, you must choose the experts that can include controllers and timers that will help monitor the water distribution. This is especially convenient when you are not around to manually turn the system on.
Factors that Impact the Cost of an Irrigation System in Australia
On top of the base cost for the usual irrigation installation, there are also other factors that will sway the cost even higher, and this includes:
- The size of the area or property;
- The plants that will benefit from the system;
- The materials needed;
- The equipment to be used;
- The type of irrigation systems;
- The seasons that affect the system.
How much does irrigation cost?
The cost of the irrigation system will depend on other factors, but a base cost is something that is workable so as not to get surprised with the actual cost later on. For a front irrigation installation, the cost would begin at $2100.00, and for a rear installation, such would usually start at $1300.00. For the repairs services of irrigation, the same would be around $90.00 for the first hour and $25.00 for the succeeding hours.
What is the best time of year to lay new turf?
Still relying on climate conditions, the best time to install a new turf is around the month of September, and this is due to the cooler air and sunshine that will serve as a temperate climate for your grass to survive, and constant watering won’t be needed. When November comes, the soil will be warmer and it won’t help the turf grow that much.
During the fall, the lawn is given more chance to soak up the nutrients of the soil, making it healthy and giving it more protection when the harsh seasons roll in. Then, after the winter, the lawn will look as lush and green as it was.
How much is the cost to have a new turf installed in Australia?
This cost can vary depending on the type of turf you choose!
The average cost of installing turf starts at $28 per square metre, but this will change depending on the variety of lawn you opt for and the area’s preparation needs. As a rough amount, the overall cost foremost new lawn projects range between $18 and $34 per square metre.
Why bother hiring a Landscaper?
The task of the landscape designer is to draw up your ideal garden before jumping to the construction stage. For small garden amendments it’s easy to jump straight in, but for larger projects you are better using a professional who can consult and design before building. A good designer has a lot of experience and can create a look and feel that captures your aesthetic and brings your garden back to working order. The outlay for a good landscaper can save you a lot of money in the long run, and alleviate further issues down the track.
How do I keep my garden looking healthy?
Here are a few simple to do’s to keep your garden looking fantastic and trouble free
- Examine your plants before buying them – avoid introducing disease
- Use fully composted waste
- Keep eye on bugs
- Clean your garden in the fall to help control disease
- Apply the correct fertiliser
- Keep on top of weeds
- Keep your garden watered (especially in the dry season)
What are the benefits of landscaping?
Landscaping makes you outdoors look great; thus, improving the quality of life. However, when well designed and maintained, it can improve energy efficiency in your home. It provides shade and allows for more straightforward navigation through your yard.
Additionally, home landscape reduces erosion, sediment losses and stormwater runoff. Still, plants absorb sound reducing noise pollution while trees, shrubs and flowers create habitats for beneficial wildlife, reducing the need for pesticides.
How much does landscape construction cost?
A good landscape designer can help you make sensible decisions about where the money should go to be most efficient with your project budget.
A couple of ways to forecast costs for landscape construction are to look at average costs of materials and also to look at average costs per m2.
Some examples are:
- Paving – between $90pm2 for plain concrete through to around $500pm3 for fancier finishes
- Garden decking – around $300-400pm2
If you want to make a cost estimate based on the size of your space you could use these benchmark rates to give you an idea.
- A simple residential garden with majority softscapes with some hardscapes might cost around $150pm2
- A higher quality residential garden with hardscapes and softscapes will cost around $300pm2
What is included in landscape maintenance?
Maintaining your landscape is anything that makes your garden look healthy and alive. It includes regular mowing, pest control, spring clean up, trimming, and fertilization, weed control, pest control, mulching, pruning leaf removal and shrub insect removal.
How often should I maintain my garden?
Regular maintaining of your garden should be done based on the type of plant life you have. However, water the plants once a week about 2 inches. Watering frequently but shallowly causes more evaporation resulting in weaker roots.
Clean up all fallen leaves, use correct fertilizer, prune damaged crops, and if possible, plant disease-resistant crops. Also don’t forget to keep on top of insect control as this can be a threat to your gardens.