Residential Landscaping Design Melbourne

The landscaping design process is a meticulous journey that begins with an initial consultation, where designers engage with clients to understand their preferences, requirements, and vision for their outdoor space. Following this, a design fee proposal is presented, outlining the scope of work and associated costs. Subsequently, a thorough site analysis is conducted, taking into account factors such as terrain, soil quality, and existing vegetation. Armed with this information, designers embark on the creation of a comprehensive landscape design that not only aligns with the client’s desires but also considers environmental factors and sustainability. Here are four landscaping design steps.

Initial Consultation

  • Two experienced team members meet with the client on-site to understand their needs, requirements, and vision for the outdoor space.
  • Factors such as existing architecture, surroundings, budget, and specific preferences are discussed.
  • The consultation involves face-to-face interaction, site visits, and the exchange of ideas, with a fee proposal provided afterward.

Design Fee Proposal

  • Based on the initial consultation, a detailed design fee proposal is developed and emailed to the client for approval.
  • This proposal outlines the costs associated with developing the personalized landscape design for the client’s project.

Site Analysis

  • Upon approval of the design fee proposal, another on-site visit is scheduled to gather crucial information such as photos, measurements, topography, aspect, and other relevant details.
  • Documentation or building plans provided by the client are appreciated to enhance the design process.

Landscape Design

  • Using the design brief and information gathered during the site analysis, a scaled landscape design is created by in-house Landscape Designers.
  • The design includes 2D scale drawings, section elevations, 3D renders, a walk-through flyover video, and a planting plan with a plant schedule.
  • The final landscape design is presented to the client in person, encouraging collaboration to ensure satisfaction with the proposed design.


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    Client Reviews

    Don Wang
    Don Wang
    The guys at brisklandscaping recently did backyard landscape and decking for our investment property in point Cook. Very happy with the results. Cheers guys.
    Jamal Sani
    Jamal Sani
    Jamal and his team demonstrated the highest level of integrity from quoting to caring out the job. I was so impressed with the result of the tiered retaining wall built by the crew, I gave them a tip which they refused to accept because they take pride in delivering quality landscaping work that meets or exceeds the customer requirements. Thank you for giving my house a magnificent street appeal.
    Anthony Gillett
    Anthony Gillett
    Great job done the boys from brisk landscaping
    Yasmin Harun
    Yasmin Harun
    Jamal and his team did an amazing job on our front yard and exceeded our expectations. I highly recommended his services for landscaping and design.
    rakesh jadli
    rakesh jadli
    After looking into reviews especially local work within my area, so I have tried to contact Brisk Landscaping, using their portal, emailing directly, calling them, however have not got any response back. So i am looking somewhere else now. Please note I have not done any jobs from them yet so this review is not about their workmanship. Update: learnt there were some health emergency for past few weeks hence there were no response however I did received call promptly responding to my query.
    Gray Emily
    Gray Emily
    The team did an outstanding job in verandah designing and installing new gardens, relaying turf, and completing a stunning sandstone wall. The verandah was completely transformed into a nice outdoor entertainment area - truly first class!!
    Debra Burgess
    Debra Burgess
    The project was relatively small, but it required intricate decking design. We were quite happy with the finished decking area. It was a great decision to use Brisk landscaping for our backyard decking build.
    Paula Alexander
    Paula Alexander
    The guys at Brisk Landscaping were friendly, professional, and paid great attention to details. They were able to create a luxurious custom-made playground according to our specifications.
    krishna chaitanya Kanugovi
    krishna chaitanya Kanugovi
    Quality work at a reasonable price is a rarity these days. Brisk landscaping's Jamal and team offers just that for your home. Recently Jamal and team did my verandah, courtyard and back yard sit out. I must say I am extremely satisfied with the way my backyard looks now. Thanks Jamal.

    FAQs about Landscaping in Melbourne

    Collaborating with a landscape designer offers numerous advantages. They possess extensive knowledge, creativity, and imagination to develop a custom design tailored to your home, lifestyle, and preferences. Landscape design encompasses art, environment, architecture, engineering, and horticulture, making it a challenging and comprehensive field. Unlike static art forms, a garden is a dynamic ecosystem requiring ongoing care and consideration. By working with the landscape designers and builders at Brisk Landscaping during the planning phase, you can save time and money by exploring alternatives and making adjustments on paper rather than during installation. 

    Brisk Landscaping team design culminates in detailed documents that serve as blueprints for the project, allowing you to obtain bids from contractors and fully develop your site. 

    Furthermore, we provide quality control during installation, offer cost savings on plant and building material purchases, and provide ongoing consultation as your garden evolves. 

    Landscapes typically undergo seasonal transformations. It is advisable to begin landscaping and outdoor projects in the spring. Summer is a common time for us to finish off large-scale landscaping projects as well. Autumn is a great time to grow trees and plants because of the season’s milder temperatures. Having said that, we work with our clients all year around to meet with your requirements and timeframes.

    When considering landscaping options, safety is a crucial factor. The distinction between professionals and casual contractors can be found in the explanation below.

    Landscapers who are serious about their profession will always follow workplace safety rules. This means that we pay close attention to the security of all workers and visitors.

    To prevent nasty falls or accidents during construction, we will illuminate and/or block off any areas with steep drops, holes, or potential hazards.

    When not in use, tools and equipment are put away neatly, and we take all necessary safety precautions.

    However, we are able to get more done without having to keep an eye out for residents who aren’t trained in the area or who aren’t wearing the proper safety gear.

    Please inform us in advance if you will need access to any portion of your garden during landscaping building projects. This will allow us to better ensure your safety.

    The type of landscaping project and requirements will determine the length of the project. It could vary from 3 days to 3 months. 

    For simpler projects such as laying grass or tree maintenance, you’ve probably seen projects where a garden is completely transformed in three days.   For more complicated projects such as large deck building or verandah building, it may take a few days to several weeks.

    Plan ahead of time by talking about timelines and requirements with our landscaper, that way all parties will know what to expect.

    Yes, without a doubt! Although you should have the last say, keep in mind that a professional landscaper likely has more knowledge in this field than you do and that some landscaping materials may not be a good fit for your preferences. 

    Since you will be spending a lot of time in your outdoor space, it is important to design it with our customers’ preference and requirements in mind.  

    Based on our customers’ preference and requirements, we would come up with different options for design, material and budget. Then we would work together to decide which approach to take.

    There are many factors that could influence a buyer’s decision, but one thing is certain: they will notice your lawn and outdoor space as an indication of how well you have maintained the house, and any enticing upgrades will add undeniable appeal that could perhaps set your home apart from others.

    Residential landscaping services can be found for a wide range of prices. Monthly costs for lawn and garden maintenance can be as little as $100, while professional landscape design and construction can cost up to $5,000 to 10,000 or more. The scale of the project, the landscaping and features you desire, and the assistance you need will determine the final cost.

    The landscape design process involves several steps to create a well-planned and aesthetically pleasing outdoor space. Here is an overview of the process:

    • Initial Consultation: We will meet on-site to discuss your ideas and vision for the property. We will explore the possibilities based on your preferences and budget. If we both agree that we can work together effectively, we will provide a design services proposal that outlines the scope of work and estimated fees.
    • Site Analysis and Preparation: This step involves measuring the site, taking photographs, analysing the soil, researching building codes, and studying sun/shade/wind patterns. We will also identify any drainage issues, noise problems, or privacy concerns. Additionally, we will determine which existing plant material should be retained, removed, or relocated.
    • Concept Sketches and Client Review: Once the base plan is complete, we will develop one or more design ideas for you to review. We may also refer to examples from books or photographs or previous projects to help select a design concept and direction.
    • Preliminary Plan Development and Client Review: In this stage, we will finalise the location and design of all desired site elements, such as patios/decking, walkways, fences, play areas, outdoor kitchens/eating areas, pool/spa/water features, lawn and planting beds, trees, and general plant materials. We will also determine the specifications for the landscaping elements and develop a landscape lighting plan if desired.
    • Then we will start to work on the landscaping projects, aiming to deliver the project on time and within budget.

    By following these steps, we can ensure a comprehensive and well-executed landscape design that meets your needs and enhances the beauty of your outdoor space.

    Hiring a licensed and insured landscape contractor provides protection, peace of mind, legal compliance, liability coverage, property protection, and ensures professionalism and quality. It safeguards you from risks, liabilities, and potential financial losses while ensuring the project meets regulations and standards. Requesting references and a certificate of insurance confirms their credentials and coverage. 

    Brisk Landscaping is fully insured and certified, ask us about our qualifications and references anytime during the project.

    Yes, we offer consultations for garden advice, landscaping layouts, and plant suggestions.

    Brisk Landscaping provides services to all the areas in Melbourne. No job is too far or too small for us. Give us a call anytime you need to speak to a landscaper in Melbourne.