If you’re in the Balnarring or Somers areas and need a landscaping expert to help make the most of your outdoor area, you’ve come to the right place!
Radar Landscapes has built a solid reputation locally for high quality and long lasting results that really make an impact. Our team has a diverse breadth of experience working across landscape projects involving every type of residential and commercial property.
“Tim was amazing! He put in a retaining wall and stairs for us. He is a friendly guy who went the extra mile to ensure we were satisfied and definitely met our expectations. Many of our friends have complimented the new additions and asked for his number.” – Tina and Peter
What can we offer you?
We offer landscape design solutions that are functional, safe and create an impact. We have the people, tools and expertise to support you with all aspects of your landscaping, from keeping your garden lawns trimmed and green, to the creation of brand new outdoor areas, designed and built from scratch.
Excavation work can be a complex and difficult undertaking. To get it right, you’re probably going to need some external support. That’s where Radar Landscapes comes in! From digging holes, to rock placements, to the installation of drainage systems, we have the techniques and equipment to get the job done properly and safely, with minimum fuss.
Radar Landscapes has extensive experience in decking construction and installation. Whatever the size or elevation, we will work with you to decide on all aspects of your deck from the height, to the type of wood, to the width of timber boards. Our priority is to create the perfect deck for your situation and lifestyle, leaving you with a beautiful and long-lasting result.
It’s easy to see why so many people opt for stone paving outside their properties. It’s tough and durable, and provides a safe, flat area on which to relax and entertain. Whether it’s the installation of a brand new paved area, or removing and replacing existing stones, our team has everything it takes to manage your project, from planning and design, to sourcing materials, construction and completion.
Timber structures are a preferred option in many gardens because the can perform functional duties while also looking natural and aesthetically pleasing. From fences to pergolas, retaining walls and bench seating, our team can help you select the perfect structure to suit and compliment your space.
We’re open Saturdays!
A new or refreshed outdoor area is an exciting project, and our team understands you’ll probably want to get outside and start making the most of it as soon as possible. That’s why we work every day between Monday and Saturday to ensure the fastest possible turnaround time, without sacrificing on quality.
Our Service Guarantee
It is important that you feel part of the process, and remain informed and consulted at every stage. If you have any questions or concerns, we are always on-hand to talk.
At Radar Landscapes, we prioritise customer service. And it’s an approach that works! Many of our clients have been with us for years, always coming back whenever they have landscaping needs. Why? Because they trust us to get the job done on time, within budget and to the highest quality.
We strive to ensure our services remain as cost-effective as possible. We can develop solutions to suit any budget and, in every case, we guarantee to leave you with an outdoor space to be proud of, and that you’ll be able to enjoy for many years to come.
Why Choose Us?
Our landscaping service is well known across the Balnarring and Somers areas for creating impactful and functional outdoor spaces that are a pleasure to spend time in. We have worked across projects encompassing every style, from traditional to contemporary, right through to ultra-modern. At every turn, we have helped clients get the most from their outdoor living.
Radar Landscape’s botanical knowledge, as well as our understanding of materials, machinery and tools, is second to none. With more than seven years of experience, we are adept at identifying what elements will suit which environment, taking into consideration specifics like climate and location.
Clients often remark on our endless levels of creativity. Our team thrives when coming up with new, exciting and innovative ideas. Of course, ideas are all well and good, but it’s important to have the expertise and practical know-how to bring them to fruition. Fortunately, at Radar Landscapes we have bucket loads of both!
You can rely on the professional attitude of our people at all times. We’ll take the time to get to the bottom of what you want to achieve, and work with you to develop a clear vision. Next up, we’ll put together a plan to bring that vision to life!
Our clients love us because they know they can count on straightforward and realistic advice. From initial concept and design, right through to construction, completion and maintenance, we will consult and update you at every stage in the process.
Design your dream landscape
Whether you’re a seasoned gardner with firm ideas on what you want your space to be, or are less sure and in need of a little advice and inspiration. Radar Landscapes can develop concepts from scratch, or work with you to identify the best way to get the best from an existing concept.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Hidden First Field
How can I permanently get rid of weeds?
There are a few easy solutions to removing weeds in your front or backyard. Let’s start by covering off with the top 5 solutions that don’t include pulling those nasty weeds out with your hands!
Solution 1: Boiling Water: Simply pour a kettle of boiling water over the weeds! It will kill them quickly and also has the added benefit of killing ‘weed seeds’. The only downside with this approach (aside from the mild danger factor associated with handling boiling water) is that there is no efficient way to cover a large area of weeds with boiling water. Unfortunately, that may take a few refills of your kettle.
Solution 2: Mulch! You can cover the top of your garden soil with a layer of mulch (available from your local Bunnings or Mitre 10) to help block weeds from growing. The best approach here is to use two or three inches of shredded bark, wood chips, gravel, dirt, rocks or even straw as your mulch base. Using mulch has the added benefit of keeping moisture in soil, so your garden will stay fresher for longer and require less-frequent watering!
Solution 3: Soap-Spray: Create your own soapy-spray-solution! What you’ll need is a bottle of dishwashing detergent (liquid soap or similar will be fine), a spray bottle (you can find these at your local hardware store or possibly even a supermarket), and water. Simple mix together 5 tablespoons of dishwashing detergent with 4 cups of water in the spray bottle. Give the mixture a good shake together, head outside and start spraying those weeds.
Are dead leaves harmful to plants or soil?
The answer to this question depends on which way you look at it. Leaving piles of dead leaves collecting on your lawn or plants can block out the natural sunlight. Grass depends on sun rays to grow and survive, so it’s best to avoid any unnecessary buildups of dead leaves for this reason. Otherwise you may end up with some unattractive patches of damaged grass.
Dead leaves can also act as an ingredient in a great compost, which is a better natural fertilizer than most chemical fertilizers. A good compost nourishes plants, helps to preserve moisture in the soil, attracts worms, helps to prevent disease and facilitates weeding.
To summarise, if the dead leaves are for aiding with the composting process, then go right ahead! Otherwise, rake them up from your lawn and add them into your compost pile.
How expensive is landscaping?
The cost of landscaping your front or backyard really depends on a number of factors. These factors include the yard size being landscaped, if you decide to hire professionals versus taking a DIY approach, the materials cost (such as elements, feature-pieces, paving, trees, etc), location and of course the time involved are all necessary of your consideration.
Before we get into all of this, a good place to start is just to understand your landscaping budget. This will change per household, but a general rule of thumb is to allow 10% of your home’s value for landscaping. To give you an idea, if your property cost you $500,000 to purchase, then a landscaping budget of $50,000 is reasonable. While this may seem like a lot, keep in mind that investing in professional landscaping will greatly add to the value of your property.
Do I need a gardener or landscaper?
Firstly, we need to understand the difference between a gardener or landscaper. Once we do, you’ll have a clearer idea of which one is the right choice for your current needs.
Gardeners: A gardener is responsible for the maintenance, health & well being of plants, lawns and gardens. They are usually employed to ‘look-after’ a garden that has already been created. Gardeners are also a great choice if you’re looking to have your garden brought-back-to-life in a horticultural sense.
Landscapers: A landscaper is viewed as the architect behind a great garden design. If you are looking to have your garden completely redesigned, or if you’d like to remodel a new feature or pathway installation for example, then a landscaping professional is best suited for the job.
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