commercial landscaping melbourne

Commercial Landscaping Melbourne

Commercial Landscaper Melbourne

Commercial landscaping requires people who are experienced allrounders. For landscaping public spaces the commercial landscaper needs skills and experience.

Commercial landscaping involves much more than planting trees and grasses. In the commercial world, keeping to the required timing plan is essential. This is especially the case when working with large commercial construction companies with strict deadlines and millions of dollars of materials on the commercial sites.

What is commercial landscaping?

Commercial landscaping is landscape construction primarily for commercial properties and public spaces. In some cases it may also involve landscape design or it may require working  with a landscape architect instead. Commercial Landscaping also requires many of the skills of commercial concreting.

Hard Landscaper at work. Commercial and Architectural concrete construction. Concrete being poured for an in-situ wall.

Reds Landscaping using a boom pump to pour architectural concrete walls

What skills does a commercial landscaper need in this field?

These landscapers needs to be skilled at reading and interpreting building plans, project management, people management and material estimation. In addition to this the  landscaper needs to have a thorough understanding of horticulture, concrete construction and the principles of landscape design. It is also important to have spatial skills and artistic flair in order to convert what is seen on a 2D drawing into a real commercial landscape.

Landscaper bringing materials to the worksite to build the formwork for the insitu concrete .

Landscaper bringing materials to the worksite to build the formwork for the insitu concrete .

 

To achieve the required aims in this landscaping field detailed planning is essential. This involves working with landscaping contractors such as concrete form workers, commercial concreters and horticulturist to the ensure everyone knows and meets the work schedule. Working in commercial landscaping also requires an eye for detail. When working with the local councils or other local authorities, the drawings are provided by the landscape architect. There is a great deal of skill for the landscaper to interpret the drawings and ensure an accurate high-quality interpretation of the landscape architect is brought into fruition.

Negotiating with clients is part of the landscaper's role.

Negotiating with clients is an essential part of commercial landscaping.

What are the properties commercial landscapers develop?

These landscapers work on landscaping projects as diverse as office buildings, hotels, apartment buildings, factories, and public spaces around community infrastructure. Professional landscaping is also used around freeways and railway lines.

 

Landscaper unloading plants. Plants arriving for a big landscaping Project.

Landscaper unloading plants. Plants arriving for a commercial landscaping Project.

 

 

What else is important in this type of landscaping?

Landscapers need to be aware of their responsibilities to protect the environment and maintain a safe workplace as well as a safe facility for clients and members of the public. The quality of materials brought onto the work site as well as disposal of material from the site is important. These landscapers need to be true allrounders. As well as the horticulture, project management and business skills, the landscaper will need to have excellent knowledge of drainage and heavy duty irrigation systems.

What is a public space?

Public spaces are often parks, and also includes streetscapes, public squares and shopping centres regardless of who owns the property. An urban or rural outdoor place designed to produce benefit for the public. Even though the space might not be owned by the public, well designed and constructed landscaping will greatly add to the public amenity of the area. This could be through the installation of well designed at attractive exposed aggregate concrete pathways, the aesthetic of the landscaped garden.

What Landscaping Materials are used?

In this field the materials used can be quite different to residential landscaping. Public space landscaping often uses soft rubber surfacing, in-situ concreting and alternating coloured exposed aggregate concrete.

 

 

Where can I study to become a landscaper?

In Melbourne landscaping can be studied at Holmesglen. A Melbourne suburb near Glen Waverley.

The Certificate 3 course in Landscape Construction provides skills in areas including building with concrete, with brick, and with block or stone. Important landscaping skills include constructing paving, installing drainage systems, and building different types of retaining walls. Students also learn about plant health and topsoil structure.

 

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Quality Landscaping Services in Melbourne

For quality landscaping services, at Red’s Landscaping and Civil, we pride ourselves in our workmanship. Excellent landscaping involves much more than the workmanship of our landscapers, concreters and horticulturists. Central to our quality system is our quality statement.

Landscaping Quality Statement our basis for quality landscaping services in Melbourne

Craftsmanship is built into every stage of the landscaping project at Red’s Landscaping and Civil. From the quotation all the way through the design and to the project completion quality is built in to every process. During the initial quotation, and during the entire landscaping project, the voice of the customer as represented by our designs or customer drawings, customer specifications and regular site meetings is integral the landscaping quality process. Ensuring all of the requirements of the customer drawings and specifications are fully understood and met is of paramount importance. This is achieved by regular drawing reviews and customer inspection and sign-off milestones during the project. Red’s Landscaping and Design is committed to the principle of Kaizen or continuous improvement as well as our comprehensive environmental and OH&S policies. Our Landscaping Quality Manual is based on the requirements of AS NZS ISO 9001-2008 Quality Management Systems as well as the general landscaping specifications of local authorities. Our aim is to meet or exceed our customer’s specifications and expectations and deliver a quality outcome within budget and project timing. This is the foundation of our quality landscaping services in Melbourne.

 

All personnel involved in leadership positions and administration must be totally familiar with the Landscaping Quality Manual and associated Procedures and will ensure that they are maintained and observed.

 

 

Landscaping Quality Manual

 

Our landscaping  manual is based on the Landscaping specifications and quality standards published by local councils. Areas covered by the quality manual include the following;

  • Vegetation Management Plan
  • Tree Management Plan
  • Weed Management Plan
  • Native Vegetation Management Plan
  • Cultural Heritage Management Plan
  • Irrigation Layout and Design
  • Construction Management Plan
  • Site Management Plan
  • Environmental Management Plan
  • Litter Control Plan
  • Landscape Maintenance Plan
Quality Assurance Manual

Quality assurance manual with customer drawing.

Details included in the landscaping  manual covers such items as the correct staking of trees, and the quality of materials brought onto the site. Some examples of this are our requirements for garden topsoil to Australian Standard AS4419 “Soils for Landscaping and Garden Use” with a requirement for materials to be free of weeds and other contaminants.

Quality Landscape Suppliers

The suppliers we use for topsoil, concrete, mulch and especially plants are the ones we know from experience are able to meet the high standards required by landscape architects for urban spaces. We use these same high quality suppliers for our residential projects ensuring a lower garden maintenance cost in the long term. Soft landscape materials and suppliers are an important part of our strategy.

 

Qualified Landscapers and Horticulturists

Qualified Horticulturist

 

Our experienced landscapers and horticulturists have the necessary Australian qualifications to ensure a quality outcome. We are experts in plant identification, nutrition and care. Our experience in creating detailed designs and drawings as well as working with landscape architects has greatly benefited our quality processes. We are now in a position to use this experience for landscaping Melbourne gardens in the same way we have delivered great public spaces. Fast, accurate , high quality and with attention to detail. Our rapid approach to landscaping projects and our advanced planning using Gantt charts ensures landscaping costs are kept under control.

Quality Landscaping Services in Melbourne

 

For examples of our workmanship take a look at our landscaping portfolio on our project page to get some landscaping ideas.

 

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7 of the Best ideas from the Melbourne Garden Show

Melbourne International Flower Garden Show is a great place to develop your landscape garden design ideas. If you are not in Melbourne, see if you can get to one of the annual garden shows around the country or around the world. One of the biggest shows in the Southern Hemisphere is the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show at the Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens just north got the Melbourne CBD. Here you can see the work of some of the best landscape designers in Melbourne. This five day annual event runs until late March so if you have missed it this year, we have brought you some photos. Depending which climate you are designing a garden for, your plant selection may be different.

Melbourne International Flower Garden Show. Landscape Garden design idea. Combining a beautiful design with an edible garden.
Landscape Garden design idea. Combining a beautiful design with an edible garden.

Melbourne Edible Gardens

This year’s show featured edible gardens, workshops with local industry experts, floral art displays, garden competitions and landscape gardens. For landscaper designers it is also a great opportunity to talk with exhibitors and suppliers of everything from garden tools to sculptures and garden accessories.

Melbourne Landscape garden path and pergola – “Living Garden ” by Emmaline Bowman’s (STEM Landscape Architecture and Design)
Landscape garden path and pergola – “Living Garden ” by Emmaline Bowman’s (STEM Landscape Architecture and Design)

The Welcome Landscape Garden

For the first time ever, this year’s show featured a welcome landscape garden. This garden designed by last year’s winner Best in Show award winner Phillip Withers creative director of Phillip Withers Landscape Design. “Flourishing with a full spectrum of green hues, the biodiverse habitat is a place for visitors to relax and recline.“
One of the challenges for landscape designers is developing ideas for garden focal points. Once the focal point of a garden design is established the rest of the garden design more or less falls into place. Shows like these are ideal for helping to exploring ideas for garden design. Landscaping solutions from some of Australia’s best landscape garden designers are on display at one location.

Native grasses in garden beds with stainless steel edging. Garden sculpture in the background.
Native grasses in garden beds with stainless steel edging. Garden sculpture in the background.

Garden Shows – A great source of Landscape Design Ideas and latest trends.

Garden shows like the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show, Brisbane International Garden Show and the recent Brisbane Garden and Plant Expo are favourites with hobby gardeners, professional landscapers, horticulture students as well as members of the plant nursery industry.

Melbourne Pergola with garden furniture with garden beds in the foreground. Great Landscape design by Candeo Design – “Square 1”
Pergola with garden furniture with garden beds in the foreground. Great Landscape design by Candeo Design – “Square 1”

 

Adding some colour to your garden design with flowers.
Adding some colour to your garden design with flowers.

 

Outdoor garden setting with tiled paving, exposed concrete, native grasses and vertical gardens.
Outdoor garden setting with tiled paving, exposed concrete, native grasses and vertical gardens.

 

A very neat retaining wall with a layered garden design featuring succulents.
A very neat retaining wall with a layered garden design featuring succulents.

 

 

Over 75,000 people have visited over 150 gardens to admire and get garden design ideas through Open Gardens Victoria

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Garden Design credit for the Melbourne Garden and flower show gardens above.

Candeo Design -landscape design company

2017 Best in Show award winner Phillip Withers
http://phillipwithers.com

 

Local Melbourne garden shows for landscape design ideas.

https://melbflowershow.com.au/

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