FAQ

1. Where do I start?

Creating a garden is a consultative process so the first step is to consider what you want from your garden and come up with a landscape plan. 

We can assist with a simple concept plan that shows the flow between the different spaces and their dimensions including plant selections, or we work according to a detailed design that you or your landscape designer/architect provides us with.

A mood board or collection of images you like can also assist us in selecting colours, textures, types of plants and the structure of your garden. 

2. How much does a landscaped garden cost?

A landscaped garden often costs more than you may expect, so work out your priorities and ‘must-haves’. With these ideas plus your plan, we can issue a clear, detailed quotation or a detailed estimate and scope of works prior to starting. All invoicing is done in stages.

3. What are the cost factors in a new garden?

There are a lot of costs to factor in when planning your landscape, such as:

• design & structural drawings

• building permits (if required) 

• cartage and tipping fees, contractors, materials and supplies

• plants – remember, established plants cost more but give instant effect 

• ongoing maintenance cost.

There are many levers we can pull to bring the cost of a new garden into budget, for example by adjusting material choices and plant sizes, or by staging works in such a way that expenses can be spread out.

4. Do I need a lot of space to create a dream garden?

Whether your land size is large or small, a new landscape garden should make the best use of your space. You may have an under-used corner or side area that can be turned into a productive garden, or a space to relax and unwind. Vertical gardens also have a dramatic effect within a compact footprint.

5. What after-sales service do you provide?

Upon completion of your new outdoor space, we will continue to provide on site support and advice for a period of six weeks – thereafter we happily assist whenever needed.
  

6. Does Petstra Gardens do gardening?

We can design a garden that needs minimal maintenance, but we do not do ongoing gardening work such as weeding, lawnmowing or pruning. We are happy to recommend a service in your area.


Have more questions? Call or email for an obligation free discussion about your ideas and plans.