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Spring Garden Tips

With the coming of spring we welcome the lengthening of days and warmer temperatures. In Sydney we have a relatively temperate environment and with the exception of deciduous plants most evergreen plants continue growth albeit slower through the winter months.

Following the last frost of winter is the best time to commence pruning of hedges, trees and shrubs. The formative pruning of deciduous shrubs can occur during the winter however as these plants whilst without leaves are sitting in a dormant state.

Spring Garden Tips
With daylight saving on the horizon Spring is a great time to start planning your DIY garden make over project or an entire landscape renovation.

With the flush of new growth that arrives in spring we also see a corresponding increase in the demand for nutrients. To ensure that nutrients are available to the plants in the soil; composts, organic fertilisers and mulch should be added to the soil around the root zones of your plants in late winter and early spring.

Spring is also the time for planting new gardens with trees, shrubs, annuals and perennials. As warmth returns to the soil and air we see an awakening of life in the garden from a flurry of insects to darting copper tail skinks and nesting birds.

With daylight saving on the horizon Spring is a great time to start planning your DIY garden make over project or an entire landscape renovation. A landscape designer can assist you with identifying the features of your existing garden that have the most value, within your future garden. Your designer can also advise you if you need to prepare plans for council approval for any construction.

A master plan is essential for all DIY projects as it enables an over view or road map for all future works. With a master plan you know the final result and you can work bit by bit towards achieving the final result in achievable stages. A landscape design consultant can assist with the staging of works to ensure you work efficiently and effectively in accordance with best industry practice.

With a designers input you can include and integrate planting composition with material selection. Ecodesign specialises in Horticulture, Landscape Design and Landscape Project Management. We provide advice from the health of your fruit trees to managing the approval and construction of decks, pergolas, swimming pools and outdoor rooms.

The landscape design process can extend from 2-3 weeks for a basic garden makeover to 6-8 weeks for the design of a complete landscape renovation. Additional time is also required for council or certification of complying developments and the tendering of construction works.