Eltham Victoria Australia Landscape Designers Give Tips on How to Create a Low-Maintenance Yard Design
Eltham Victoria Australia-based John French Landscape Design is a company that is well-known for creating beautiful landscape designs in this Melbourne suburb area. Much of that has to do with the company’s ability to adapt its designs to better meet its clients’ needs and wishes. This includes catering to those homeowners that want to have a nice-looking landscape without having to spend an abundance of time maintaining it. That has prompted this award-winning landscape design company to go into more detail about the traits that go into making any landscape setting a low-maintenance one. The company owner, John French, says, “I realized a long time ago when I first started in this business that landscape design was never going to be a one-size-fits-all type of work. Nor should it be. Every client of mine has different tastes and needs. That’s why I observed and studied for years ways that I could create low-maintenance landscapes for those clients of mine that would much rather admire their yards than go to great lengths to maintain them.”
French went on to state that there are several characteristics that many low-maintenance landscapes have in common. One of the most popular of which is adding ultra-low maintenance hardscape areas. These can come in the form of paver walkways, stamped concrete patios, rock gardens, and other types of eye-pleasing features that don’t allow the growth of weeds up through them. He mentioned that the selection of trees, plants, shrubs, and other greenery that’s placed in a landscape setting also determines how easy a landscape is to maintain. That’s why for a low-maintenance type landscape project he likes to include trees, plants, shrubs, and other greenery that don’t require constant trimming, pruning, plucking, cutting back, or other labor-intensive tasks to be done to them. It also makes yard maintenance easier for his clients if he places plants in the same area of a landscape that have similar watering needs and that watering is done through automatic irrigation.
The company owner also talked about how making plant beds using weed block, mulch, decorative stone, and other weed growth preventing materials can significantly cut down on the amount of time a homeowner spends in their yard. It was also mentioned that he has experimented with clover and other slower ground coverings as an alternative to grass. French says that his list of ideas to help create a low-maintenance landscape design for someone is a lengthy one and he always enjoys explaining to his clients how he can do this for them.
Clients of these professional landscape designers that have had landscape design and installation projects done for them have been very complimentary of the company’s work. Raju Singh Rathore stated, “When we employed them to landscape our backyard, John French came and sat with me to find out what ideas I had and how I wanted it to look. John arranged everything, he was very professional, friendly and made everything so easy. The sub-contractors he used were very nice people. There were no problems whatsoever and they did a sensational job." William Fisher proclaimed, “We have received many compliments from friends, family, and neighbours on the quality of design and the execution of the workmanship. Cheers.”
French admits that it helps that he has over 40-years of landscape design experience to his credit. He said that has taught him to be a good listener so he can better create a landscape design that is tailored to fit each customer’s individual landscaping needs and desires. The company owner admits that he is not one to push his landscape design on his clients but rather only uses his experience to make helpful suggestions during the project. He feels that’s why his landscape design services have been so well-reviewed throughout the years and why his client list keeps on growing. It’s an approach to doing this type of important home beautification work that he acknowledged he is not about to change anytime soon. French welcomes those in the Eltham Victoria area who are interested in knowing more about his professional landscape design services to give him a call or visit the company website.
For more information about John French Landscape Deisign, contact the company here:
John French Landscape Deisign
(03) 9439 2013
9/93 Arthur Street
Eltham VIC 3095