Front Yard Landscaping Design in Kew

Your front yard is visitors' and passersby's first impression of your home, and it deserves to make a statement. Whether you want to enhance the kerb appeal, create an inviting outdoor space, or revitalise the aesthetics of your house, we have you covered. In this blog, we will explore various landscaping design ideas, tips and trends specifically tailored to front-yard landscaping in the beautiful suburb of Kew. Kew is approximately six (6) kilometres east of the Melbourne Central Business District (CBD) and is part of the City of Boroondara local government area. Kew is known for its tree-lined streets, beautiful gardens, and large public parks that offer extensive gardens, walking paths and recreational facilities. So, get ready to transform your front yard into a stunning showcase that reflects your style and enhances the charm of your home. Let's dive into the world of landscaping design in Kew.

Rendered landscape design front yard in Kew
Rendered landscape design front yard in Kew

This front yard landscape in the Kew perfectly combines softscaping and hardscaping. Both the landscape elements have been used very well, which adds to the property's aesthetic value and attracts people's eyes.


Concrete floating steps

Concrete floating steps are precast or poured structures used for ascending or descending in a stair-like manner. Concrete steps at the entrance of a landscape offer numerous benefits. They provide a durable and long-lasting solution, enhancing the aesthetic appeal. Concrete steps also ensure safety and easy access, especially during inclement weather conditions, requiring minimal maintenance.

Front Yard Landscaped concrete floating steps.
Front Yard Landscaped concrete floating steps.

At the entrance of this property in the Kew, concrete steps were used, which are 1.89 m long and 0.4 m wide and fifteen in number. These elegant concrete step slabs create a defined path leading visitors to the entrance. Curves are incorporated to make the entrance more interesting.

Concrete Path Design

A concrete walkway in your  landscape can be practical and visually appealing. It offers a clear path for navigating through the garden, prevents trampling on delicate plants, and adds structure to the overall design. The concrete walkway also provides a resilient and long-lasting surface that is resistant to wear and tear.

Front yard Landscaped Concrete Path Design
Landscaped Concrete Path Design

In this landscape design in Kew, the front garden is separated from the residence by a concrete walkway approximately 1.2 m wide. This white-coloured walkway presents a very beautiful scene with green plants behind it. A concrete walkway has been built along the house's outer wall, which adds to the house's beauty.


Driveway with dark cobblestone finish

Dark cobblestone typically refers to a type of stone with a dark, usually grey or black, colour and a rough texture. It is commonly used in outdoor hardscape projects such as driveways, walkways and patios to create a rustic or vintage look.

front yard Concrete Floating Steps and dark cobblestone concrete driveway.
Concrete Floating Steps and dark cobblestone concrete driveway.

A well-designed driveway in the front yard landscape is important for several reasons. It provides a designated vehicle area, improves accessibility, enhances kerb appeal and adds structure.

The driveway in this front yard landscape in Kew has a dark cobblestone finish, which can bring several benefits to this custom design landscape. The dark colour adds visual interest and contrast, creating an elegant and sophisticated look. The rough texture of cobblestone provides good traction and enhances safety for vehicles.

Front yard Fences

A fence is a key feature of landscaping. A fence will go a long way in keeping your outdoor space private, stylish and offer protection for children and pets, preventing them from wandering off or encountering potential dangers. Therefore it is necessary to border your front yard with stylish fence ideas that enhance privacy without compromising on great design.

Front Fence Design for the Kew landscaping design project.
Front Yard Front Fence Design for the Kew landscaping design project.

A vertical metal fence is created around this front yard garden in Kew, Australia, which provides a sleek and modern aesthetic that can complement contemporary architecture. The vertical orientation of this fence creates a sense of height and openness while maintaining privacy. Its black colour provides a striking contrast against the surrounding and enhances the visual appeal of the landscape.


A well maintained lawn

Maintaining a well-groomed lawn holds significant importance. It enhances the kerb appeal of your property, making a positive first impression on visitors and passersby. A well-maintained lawn provides recreational activities and relaxation space, boosting mental well-being. Regular upkeep of your front yard lawn showcases your pride in homeownership and creates a welcoming atmosphere for all.

Front Yard Front Lawn Landscaping Design in Kew.
Front Yard Front Lawn Landscaping Design in Kew.

This front yard landscape at Kew also features a well-maintained lawn. The lawn is designed in a slopping manner which enhances the beauty of the property. Various grasses, shrubs and trees are planted around the lawn due to which aesthetics and functionality of the front due to which aesthetics and functionality of the front yard enhances.


Grasses in the landscape design can be a brilliant addition to landscaping, providing structure, beauty and privacy. Grasses can help define the boundaries of the front yard and provide a sense of structure to the overall landscape design. They can be used to create borders, edges or pathways, adding visual interest and organisation to the space. Below are the grasses used in this front yard landscape in Kew.

Austrostipa scabra

Rough spear grass (Austrostipa scabra) is found in all states of Australia but predominantly in the southern half of the continent. Austrostipa scabra has a unique appearance with its slender, spiky leaves and attractive seed heads. While it may not have the lush appearance of traditional lawn grasses, it can add a distinct and natural touch to your garden. They are known for their resilience and drought tolerance, making them suitable for front yard gardens in regions with limited water availability.

Rough Spear Grass or Austrostipa scabra
Rough Spear Grass or Austrostipa scabra Tufted perennial grass with erect flowering stems. - Yarra Ranges Council

Pennisetum nafray

Pennisetum nafray, also known as purple fountain grass, is an excellent choice for a front yard garden. This ornamental grass is known for its striking purple foliage and graceful arching growth habit. The purple foliage of the Pennisetum fray adds a bold and vibrant splash of colour to your front yard garden. The grass’s arching habit creates a graceful and flowing appearance, visually contrasting other plants in your landscape.

Pennisetum alopecuroides
Pennisetum alopecuroides hameln cultivated foxtail fountain grass growing in the park, beautiful ornamental autumnal bunch of fountaingrass

Liriope royal purple

Liriope royal purple, also known as lilyturf or monkey grass, is popular for front yard landscapes due to its attractive foliage and low-maintenance characteristics. Liriope royal purple is known for its deep green, strappy leaves with a purple tinge, adding a pop of colour to the front yard. It forms clumps of grass-like foliage, creating a visually pleasing ground cover that can complement other plants and landscaping elements.

big blue lilyturf or Liriope muscari
big blue lilyturf or Liriope muscari an evergreen herbaceous perennials forming compact clumps


Planting one of the best shrubs for the front of the house in the front yard will imbue the entrance to your home with character and personality, creating structure, a refuge for wildlife and a frame for the front porch. Introducing greenery and foliage to the front yard will increase the kerb appeal, while adding flowering bushes will bring beauty and fragrance in equal measures. Here are the bushes used in this front yard landscape at Kew.

Myoporum parvifolium

Myoporum parvifolium, commonly known as creeping boobialla or myoporum, is a versatile and popular choice for front yard gardens. It is a low, spreading shrub with long, trailing stems and white, star-shaped flowers and is endemic to southern Australia. Its small, elliptical leaves have a glossy appearance, adding visual interest to the landscape even when the plant is not blooming. This plant can be used in various ways, such as ground cover on large areas, edging along pathways and in containers.

Myoporum parvifolium or creeping boobialla is a ground cover that makes life difficult for weeds.
Myoporum parvifolium or creeping boobialla is a ground cover that makes life difficult for weeds.


plants for commercial landscaping.
Myoporum parvifolium is a great plant for saving water and suppressing weeds in commercial landscaping.

Buddleja davidii

Buddleja davidii, also called summer lilac, butterfly bush, or orange eye, is a species of flowering plant in the family of Scrophulariaceae. It is known for its beautiful, long spikes of colourful flowers that attract butterflies, bees and other pollinators. It comes in various colours, adding a vibrant touch to your front yard landscape. In addition to visual appeal, Buddleja davidii emits a sweet and pleasant fragrance, adding an aromatic dimension to your front yard.

Buddleja davidii or Butterfly Bush
Buddleja davidii or Butterfly Bush is known for its beautiful, long spikes of colourful flowers that attract butterflies, bees and other pollinators.

Salvia leucantha

Salvia leucantha, the Mexican bush sage, is herbaceous perennial plant in the Lamiaceae family. Salvia leucantha is prized for its striking appearance. It features long, arching spikes of velvety purple or lavender flowers with white calyxes, adding a splash of vibrant colour to the front yard landscape and enhancing its overall beauty. Its extended bloom time ensures a continuous display of flowers, providing visual interest and colour to the front yard during a season when many other plants have finished blooming. It can be used as a focal point or as part of a mixed planting scheme to add texture and variety to the front yard design.

Salvia Leucantha - White Mischief - Mexican bush sage - Reds Landscaping and Design
Mexican bush sage, also known as the Salvia Leucantha 'White Mischief', fall bloom colour showing. Wollongbar, New South Wales, Australia.


Salvia leucantha purple flowering shrub
Salvia leucantha is a purple flowering shrub growing to around 1 metre tall.


The trees in the front yard garden can change a house into a warm and inviting residence. Trees have beautiful flowers in the spring, bright fruits and berries in the summer, and beautiful leaves in the fall. A tree in the front yard can also give privacy, absorb noise pollution, and attract beneficial species. Planting a tree is a great idea if you want a striking focal point in your front yard. The following are the trees used in this front yard landscape at Kew.

Olea europea

Olea europaea, commonly known as the olive tree, is a highly versatile and aesthetically pleasing tree that can benefit the front yard significantly. Olive trees have a beautiful Mediterranean elegance that can enhance the kerb appeal of any home. Their grey-green leaves and gnarled trunks add a new factor to any front garden, creating wonderful architectural interest. Incorporating a well-maintained olive tree into your front yard garden can enhance the kerb appeal of your property and increase its market value.

Olea europaea
Olea europaea growing in a growing in mediterranean plantation

In this front yard garden in Kew, olive trees are planted along the sides of the concrete path, creating a beautiful entrance to the property and adding a sense of harmony and sophistication to the overall landscape.

Acer palmatum

Acer palmatum, commonly known as Japanese maple, is a woody plant species native to Japan, China and Korea. It is a popular and highly valued tree species for custom design landscapes. Acer palmatum is renowned for its stunning foliage, which comes in various colours, especially during fall. The delicate, palmate leaves and graceful branches create an eye-catching focal point, adding visual interest and enhancing the overall aesthetics of the front yard landscape. Japanese maple offers changing visual appeal throughout the year. They produce delicate, often red-tinged new foliage in spring, transitioning to rich green during the summer. In fall, the leaves undergo a captivating transformation, displaying various vibrant colours that bring autumn beauty to the landscape.


Stone Lantern, Pond and Acer. Kyoto garden
Stone Lantern, Pond and Red foliage of the weeping Laceleaf Japanese Maple tree (Acer palmatum) in garden. Kyoto garden London

Japanese maple offers changing visual appeal throughout the year. They produce delicate, often red-tinged new foliage in spring, transitioning to rich green during the summer. In fall, the leaves undergo a captivating transformation, displaying various vibrant colours that bring autumn beauty to the landscape.


Red foliage of the weeping Laceleaf Japanese Maple tree (Acer palmatum) in garden
Red foliage of the weeping Laceleaf Japanese Maple tree (Acer palmatum).




This front yard landscape design in Kew, Australia, presents a unique and exciting opportunity to blend the rich natural beauty of the region with creative and thoughtful landscape choices. The lush greenery, diverse plant life and favourable climate of Kew provide a perfect canvas for property owners to create enchanting outdoor spaces that enhance the beauty and value of their property. By incorporating native Australian plants and carefully selected exotic species, they have created visually appealing landscapes that attract wildlife and promote biodiversity. Also, thoughtful use of hardscaping elements, such as paths, concrete steps, concrete walkways and driveway, can enhance the aesthetics and functionality of the front yard. From the stunning blooms of native plants to the graceful foliage of Japanese maple, this custom landscape design in Kew offers breathtaking beauty. By adopting sustainable practices and eco-friendly principles, the property owners have created stunning outdoor retreats and contributed to the preservation of Kew’s natural beauty.

Kew front yard free landscape design plan
Kew front yard landscape design plan

With a harmonious blend of design creativity, environmental consciousness, and appreciation for the region’s unique character, landscapes in Kew are truly captivating showcases of artistry and nature’s splendour. As the community embraces these principles, Kew’s beautiful landscapes will continue flourishing as captivating, sustainable and inviting spaces for years.

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Landscaping Melbourne

Landscaping Melbourne is about working with Melbourne’s unique climate and often challenging Melbourne Topsoils. Landscaping Melbourne is also about the Melbourne lifestyle. From the tranquil rooftop garden in Melbourne’s CBD to Melbourne’s famous parks and open spaces, Melbourne landscapers have had a long history of working with the conditions to create high quality landscaped open spaces for people to enjoy. The Melbourne climate is great for entertaining outdoor areas and the refreshing plunge pool is often an integral part.

Sometimes, the Melbourne climate means the landscapers must deal with storms and heavy rain or long periods of drought. Landscaping Melbourne with the right plants and the proper landscaping infrastructure can go a long way to create commercial landscaping that is low maintenance, appealing and attracts visitors to enjoy the public spaces.


It is generally known that Aussies love to spend their time outdoors. Whether it is having a minor gathering with family or a big celebration with friends, there is nothing better than catching up at an outdoor gathering. Landscaping Melbourne outdoor entertaining areas are significant for daily life. Beautiful lawns and places supplement several homes and companies. Having a functional and peaceful outdoor space will inspire and deliver the chance to spend more time outside. Spending time outdoors is known to recover both mental and physical health. Studies showed that people who spend maximum time outdoor are healthy and happy in their lives. The entertaining outdoor area will allow them and their family to spend their time outdoors and breathe fresh air.

Outdoor Entertainment Area
Landscaping Melbourne with an Outdoor Entertainment Area

One in two Australian homeowners use their home's outdoor space for entertaining purposes, the highest among seventeen surveyed countries. The entertaining outdoor areas are the ideal addition to the Melbourne garden. Many Australians have backyard space for entertaining with their family and friends. Most homeowners in Australia updated structural elements such as verandahs, pergolas, decks and terraces during the outdoor renovation project, and most Australians wanted to extend their living space outdoors for relaxation and entertaining.

Outdoor Entertaining with kitchen and vertical herb garden.
Outdoor Entertaining with kitchen and vertical herb garden.



A beautiful swimming pool in your yard can be comforting for your mind as it is refreshing for your body. Even the view of peaceful water, whether from inside your home or from your garden, entrance or courtyard, can relax your soul. From the simple modern swimming pool designs to a more formal and decorative style, the key to making a stylish swimming pool is to complement the landscape rather than compete.

Pool and Landscaping Package
Pool and Landscaping Package.

Swimming is a very popular sport in Australia. The Australian nation is enclosed by water, and swimming is a great passion. Swimming is a healthy activity that you can continue for a lifetime. It is a low influence activity with many physical and mental health advantages. It keeps your heart rate up but takes some of the impact stress off your body. Swimming builds muscle strength and cardiovascular fitness. It maintains your healthy weight and healthy lungs and heart.

CAD Design
A View generates with CAD.

Swimming is a big part of the Australian way of life. Even though the winter days in Melbourne are more as compared to other cities of Australia, luckily, there are a lot of heated swimming facilities available for tourists and local people. Outdoor swimming pools are also available in Melbourne, usually open in the warmer months, but some are open all around the year for fearless winter swimmers. Many indoor and outdoor swimming pools in Melbourne were very famous and opened over a hundred years ago. Such as Brighton Baths Health Club, home of Melbourne swimmers since 1881. Fitzroy Swimming pool opened in 1908, and St Kilda sea baths also opened in the 19th century.



Commercial landscaping Melbourne is a natural extension of horticulture that integrates the planning, design, installation and long term preservation of a landscape into a complete product that imitates a business's personality and ethics and makes economic and aesthetic sense. Unattractive landscaping gives your customers a wrong impression. Studies showed that a lovely and well-maintained landscape is pleasing took at, increasing workers' productivity and attracting new clients. Therefore, investing in attractive commercial landscaping is very important because it reflects your clients' ecological values and makes your property stand out. A good and well-maintained commercial landscape is safe because well-placed plants and proper lighting help keep the area safe.

commercial landscaping melbourne
Commercial landscaping Melbourne creating great public spaces.

Commercial landscape design and services are much more than you think. It is not just mowing and blowing. Skilled and experienced landscape professionals know the significance of landscaping for business and understand how to increase your building's aesthetic entreaty.


Landscapers can assist you in planting and installing a workplace outlook that is low-priced and attractive. They can provide regular or seasonal maintenance services for mowing, pruning, trimming, weeding, and plant replacement. They can proactively see what necessities to be done, so your business looks its best.

commercial landscaping Melbourne
Commercial landscaping Melbourne.

Choosing a good and well-experienced landscaper for your property is also a headache. It would be best to choose a landscaping firm that communicates well with you. They should always contact you and let you know what is necessary for your property and what should be done. Choose a landscaper whose invoices are clear and transparent, and that should give you all the information about where is your money going.

Commercial Landscaping Melbourne at Mill Park Leisure Centre.
Commercial Landscaping Melbourne at Mill Park Leisure Centre.

The staff of red landscaping and civil are very skilled and experienced. The red landscape has many years of experience in constructing commercial gardens and landscapes. They can build a good, pleasant and low maintenance landscape on a low budget for you. Their landscaping and gardens projects will confirm that the construction of your project is both low budget and time-saving and will guarantee the best quality outcome.

Commercial Landscaping with drought tolerant plants
Commercial Landscaping with drought tolerant plants at Mill Park Leisure Centre.


It is a type of garden built on the roofs of the buildings. A rooftop garden is a collection of containers and plants (shrubs, bushes, trees and grasses) that the landscapers keep on the rooftop of a flat building. Plants can vary from vegetable plants to ornamental shrubs. The setup can be as simple as planting a few plants in mud pots are as established as constructing gardens beds with automatic watering systems. Rooftop gardens help in insulation and stormwater runoff.

rooftop garden
A Modern Sofa and furniture on rooftop garden.

Rooftop gardens are getting very popular in the modern world because the population is rapidly increasing and the land is used for living. Additionally, every mouth needs to be fed, and there is no space for growing vegetables. Furthermore, due to the hazardous effects of intensive farming, people are forced to do kitchen gardening. In this regard, rooftop gardens are also famous when people have no lawns and backyards.

rooftop garden
A well-designed roof top garden can add enormously to the life of the users . Group of gardeners tending to organic crops and picking up a bountiful basket full of fresh produce from their small business

Melbourne city faces several problems such as challenging climate, rapidly growing population, dense urbanization etc. Therefore, building owners need to use their roofs better. According to an estimate, the Rooftops of central Melbourne covers 880 hectares of space which is several times more than the Royal park of Melbourne. If all these rooftops areas are converted into a garden, it will be more helpful. The rooftop gardens will prevent the effects of global warming and food security. It provides habitat to wildlife, conserves water, and makes buildings cool, due to which the use of air conditions will become low, and a lot of energy will be saved.


Exposed aggregate concrete can always be linked to granite or marble changed by polishing. A regular, ordinary surface has been stripped away to expose the outstanding attractiveness underneath. In the case of concrete, the attractiveness is in the decorative aggregate, both natural and artificial. The decorative process of exposing aggregate has been around since the early 1900s, well before pattern stamping, stencilling, and decorative overlays became trendy.

Hanson Bokhara Exposed aggregate concrete.
Exposed aggregate concrete is ideal for garden steps and stairs to help maintain grip. Recent sealing of the concrete makes it appear slightly darker.

An exposed-aggregate surface is obtained by placing concrete and then removing the outer skin of cement paste to uncover coarse decorative aggregate. Due to its durability and skid resistance, an exposed aggregate finish is ideal for most flatwork such as sidewalks, driveways, patios, pool decks and piazzas.

Outdoor Furniture on Exposed aggregate concrete.
Outdoor Furniture on Exposed aggregate concrete.

Expose aggregate comes in a wide variety of colours and stoned textures, making it adaptable to work with. Every exposed aggregate blend is beautiful and works against the all-weather board, bricks and rendered homes. Like other cities of the world, it is also used in sidewalks, driveways, patios and vertical walls in the landscapes and gardens of Melbourne. If you live in Melbourne, make sure to contact Red landscaping and Design to discuss your exposed aggregate concrete project.


A retaining wall is a structure that holds and retains soil behind it. Various types of materials can be used to make the retaining walls, such as blocks, poured concrete, treated timbers, rocks, and concrete. Some are expensive, some have a short life span, and some are difficult to install. The concrete retaining wall is a perfect solution for controlling erosion, eradicating a hard-to-trim slope, preparing a bed for planting, and flatting the best courtyard area. The concrete retaining walls are easy to install, durable, low budget, and available in many colours and textures.

In-situ concrete retaining wall with native grasses at Balwyn Community Centre
In-situ concrete retaining wall with native grasses at Balwyn Community Centre

Concrete retaining walls are very famous in both commercial and residential landscaping. They provide beautiful stonework and hardscaping into the area and allow you to transform your landscape in tiers around central features. Many One way of creating attractive curved and strong retaining walls is through the use of in-situ concrete.

Melbourne houses and commercial buildings require concrete retaining walls to control erosion, sinkholes, flooding, drainage, and other hazards. If you plan to install concrete retaining walls, contact RED LANDSCAPING AND DESIGN for their skillful and experienced staff.


Permeable concrete is a particular type of concrete with maximum porosity, made from a mixture of cement, water, coarse aggregate and a minimal fine aggregate. Permeable concrete creates a porous medium, allowing water from rainfall and other sources to pass through and reach the underlying soil. The runoff of water reduces and recharges groundwater levels.

The demand for permeable concrete is increasing daily in Australia, especially in Melbourne. It is used in parking areas, residential streets, gardens, commercial landscapes, pedestrian walkways and greenhouses in Melbourne. It is an essential application for sustainable construction and is a low impact development technique used to protect water quality and reduce runoff.


Drought resistant gardens are prevalent in those areas where little or sporadic rainfall occur. Drought resistant gardens involve growing plants and flowers that would not weaken without water. Most drought-resistant plants are considered native plants in a particular region. They are the plants, shrubs and trees. During the scorching summer in Melbourne, we need to think about drought and heat resistant plants because several gardens burn and suffer through the heat without protection. Therefore, the replacement of such plants with drought-resistant plants is necessary. The drought-resistant plants native to Melbourne are:

  • French lavender
  • Native rosemary
  • Mat rush
  • Round leaf Correa
  • Acacia winter flame


commercial landscaping Melbourne with drought tolerant plants
Commercial landscaping Melbourne with drought tolerant plants


It is an agricultural process of applying a controlled amount of water to land to assist in the production of crops and grow landscape plants and lawns where it may be known as watering. Several types of irrigation systems are used to water your garden or landscapes on which you can read in our blog “5 best Irrigation Systems” on

Irrigation helps grow crops, maintain landscapes, and re-vegetate disturbed soils in dry areas during less than average rainfall. Several companies are working in Melbourne to install irrigation systems in your gardens and landscapes.

Landscaping that Adds Value

Whether you are looking to design something new or simply spruce up your present garden, Reds Landscaping Melbourne can handle it all right from the first consultation meeting to a product that you love. We are capable of undertaking almost any project, and we will always accord it the same level of commitment despite the size of the project. All you have to do is to get in touch with us and we will do the rest. From swimming pools to outdoor entertainment areas, we have the team that can make it happen.

Melbourne Landscape Design and Construction

We are reputed for creating breathtaking outdoor living spaces that complement your lifestyle and home, as well as adding value to our projects. We work with architects, interior designers, and builders to create perfect landscape gardens that are sure to improve your outdoor living experience. We are truly the Melbourne landscaping company that people choose for adding customer value.

Creative Solutions to the landscaping challenges in Melbourne.

Creativity, responsiveness, and a demonstrable track record on numerous projects we’ve undertaken over the years have come to define who we are. We are blessed with some of the most talented staff who won’t hesitate to go the extra mile just to make sure the client is happy. Our Landscape designers are up to date with the latest trends in Melbourne Landscape Design.

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