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Landscaping after handover — where to start

After receiving the keys to your new home, it might now be time to turn your attention to the outdoor space.

Landscaping after handover is an exciting opportunity to create your own personal oasis and enhance the curb appeal of your property. However, with so many possibilities, it’s important to know where to start.

Let’s cover some essential tips for landscaping after handover, including planning, budgeting, and meeting all necessary requirements.

 

What you need VS what you want

Start by creating a well-thought-out plan that considers your needs and wants for your landscape.

Think about how you will use the space you have, including what features you deem to be essential, and what can be prioritised to best manage your budget. This will help you stay focused while also avoiding unnecessary expenses.

 

Get budgeting

Set a realistic budget for your landscaping project. There are probably a few different ways you can approach your new home’s landscaping, and the path you choose (literally and figuratively) will need to suit your budget.

Consider the cost of materials, labour, and any additional expenses such as permits and approvals. Be mindful of your budget and check-in throughout the project.

 

Check developer and council requirements

Check with your developer or local council for any guidelines or restrictions on landscaping. This could be permit requirements, easements, or aesthetic considerations.

Obtain the necessary permits and approvals before starting any work to avoid costly delays or penalties.

 

DIY or not?

You might be thinking of getting your hands dirty and tackling your home’s landscaping yourself. As well as potentially saving some money, you could gain knowledge and learn some new skills with so many free resources out there.

DIY landscaping can be a fun and rewarding project, but just make sure you plan it out carefully and get professional guidance when needed.

 

 

Plan for ongoing maintenance

Remember that landscaping is an ongoing process that can require regular maintenance.

Make sure you’re on top of what is needed for your lawn care, pruning, fertilising, and irrigation adjustments to keep your landscape looking its best.

 

 

Get the most from your home

Landscaping can ensure you get the most of every aspect of your new home, inside and out.

With proper planning and execution, you can create a beautiful and functional outdoor space that enhances the value of your property. Happy landscaping!

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