Landscaping: A Blank Canvas to Make your House a Home

While the interior of your home may be pristine, the exterior offers a blank canvas for creating a breathtaking outdoor space

With Perth’s unique climate and natural beauty, strategic landscaping can turn your new build into a serene oasis. Here are some tips to help you get started.

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Embrace Native Flora

Perth’s Mediterranean climate is best suited for native plants that thrive in hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. Incorporating indigenous flora into your landscaping not only conserves water but also attracts local wildlife. Consider using native trees like jarrah or marri, and complement them with shrubs such as kangaroo paw or banksia. Native grasses like kangaroo grass and wallaby grass can add a touch of elegance to your outdoor space.

Create Functional Outdoor Zones

A well-designed outdoor area should offer both aesthetics and functionality. Plan separate zones for entertaining, relaxation, and recreation. Install a paved patio or deck for alfresco dining and socialising. Add a cozy seating area surrounded by lush plants for a tranquil retreat. Consider a designated space for children to play, complete with soft lawn and durable play equipment. By segmenting your outdoor space, you can maximise its potential and cater to different activities.

Efficient Irrigation Systems

Perth’s dry climate requires careful water management. Opt for water-efficient irrigation systems, such as drip irrigation or soaker hoses, to minimise water waste. Group plants with similar watering needs together to ensure efficient irrigation. Use mulch to retain moisture and reduce evaporation. Additionally, consider installing rainwater tanks to collect and reuse rainwater for watering purposes, reducing reliance on mains water supply.

Incorporate Hardscaping Elements

To add visual interest and functionality, incorporate hardscaping elements into your landscape design. Install pathways, retaining walls, and pergolas using locally sourced materials like limestone or sandstone, which blend seamlessly with the surrounding environment. Integrate natural stone features, such as a soothing water fountain or a fire pit, to create focal points that enhance the overall ambiance of your outdoor space.

Domination Homes: Your Partner in Landscape Excellence

Landscaping a new build in Perth offers an opportunity to create a beautiful outdoor sanctuary that complements the city’s unique climate and landscape. By embracing native flora, designing functional outdoor zones, implementing efficient irrigation systems, and incorporating hardscaping elements, you can transform your new build into a captivating oasis. So, grab your gardening tools and let your imagination bloom as you embark on this exciting landscaping journey, or ask your design consultant to help guide you with style and design.