Whether you’d like to improve your home’s curb appeal before listing it for sale, or want to transform your backyard into a private oasis, a professional landscaper can help.
When done right, landscaping both looks great and increases the value of your property. The problem is that not everyone has the time, skills or inclination to spend their weekends digging holes, moving dirt, and turning their vision into a reality.
A landscaper can help you at every stage of the landscaping process, from the initial planning stage through to completion. They know how to maximise space, what plants will thrive in which areas, and how to select the perfect colour palette.
If you’re on the hunt for a landscaper in Canberra that you can trust, you’ve landed in the right place. These are the local companies that can do it all – from small-scale projects to total renovations.
Let’s take a closer look.
What makes a great landscaper?
There’s no denying that landscaping is a challenging gig. It takes a true professional to create an outdoor space that is functional, thrives in Canberra’s climate and looks fantastic.
But what qualities separate a great landscaper from an average one? Here are a few characteristics to keep in mind.
- Knowledge. Look for a landscaper with extensive knowledge across horticulture, design and garden maintenance. Your chosen landscaper, for example, should be able to recommend and plant particular species of grasses, trees and shrubs suited to the local environment.
- Friendly, respectful, and professional attitude. As with any customer-facing job, the best in the landscaping business treat their customers with respect and get the job done to a professional standard. They respond to queries quickly, send quotes promptly and keep you informed as the project progresses.
- Passionate. In many ways, landscaping is an art form. Look for a landscaper who is passionate about creating beautiful outdoor spaces that can be enjoyed for years to come.
- Prompt. Working with a landscaper will take time. That being said, your chosen landscaper should be realistic about timeframes, keep you informed of any delays and work hard to ensure that your project is finished on time.
- Shared vision. Opt for a landscaper who has a similar style to you, and who shares your vision for the landscaping project. Does the landscaper seem on the same level as you? Do you like previous projects they’ve worked on?
The top landscapers in Canberra – according to you
RiotACT’s editorial team has combed through 19 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.
To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on RiotACT and Facebook as well as maintaining a minimum average of 4/5 stars on Google.
Botanica Landscapes is a third-generation family business that has provided Canberrans with innovative garden designs and professional landscaping for more than 40 years. Elliott Rehwinkel and his award-winning team take care of everything including paving, artificial turf, flagstone, planting, mulching, edging, garden beds, ponds, water features, retaining walls, irrigation and paths and driveways.
With extensive local horticultural knowledge, creative design skills and construction expertise, Botanica Landscape is ready to bring your landscaping vision to life.
Here’s what happy customer Scott had to say about Botanica Landscape’s work on Google Reviews: “We’re working with Elliot on a number of projects and have found Elliot to professional on all fronts. Don’t hesitate to call him for your Landscaping needs!”
Burgess Landscaping is a Higgins-based business with more than three decades of experience. It provides an end-to-end service, so you don’t need to source third-party contractors. And its team can take care of everything including paving, paths, retaining walls, edging, concreting, lawns, garden beds, irrigation, gates/fencing, excavation, horticulture, decking and ponds.
Happy client Sam shared their experience with Burgess Landscaping in a Facebook review: “Very nice blokes. Did a fantastic job on my landscaping. Would definitely recommend!”
Revival Landscaping creates unique, one-off landscapes centred around style, functionality and creativity. With over 13 years of experience, Will and his team have received multiple industry awards and accolades.
Revival Landscaping also offers a horticultural consultation service where you can discuss plant selection, pest control and garden maintenance.
Facebook reviewer Flora raved about Revival Landscaping’s services: “Will is meticulous, his attention to detail is highly commendable. He clearly takes pride in what he does. He is also highly reliable and responsible. Most importantly, he delivers what he promises.”
Established in 2011, Pialligo-based Provincial Plants and Landscapes provides award-winning, end-to-end landscaping services. It also stocks everything needed to complete your landscape design including plants, pots, pavers and décor.
Provincial Plants and Landscapes has worked with councils, government departments, environmental agencies, landscape architects and garden designers, so it is well-suited to commercial projects.
TPL – Tom Pagett Landscaping is a small, family-run business that opened in 2017. It specialises in landscape construction and horticulture.
Client Stacey shared her experience with TPL in a Facebook review: “Tom had a lot of creative ideas on how to create garden spaces on our challenging, rocky site. He and Toby did an amazing job building a split level retaining wall, stone stairs that are a work of art, and front garden – we couldn’t be happier with the process and result…”
Your experience with landscapers in Canberra
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