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Introduction

Landscape Concepts was established in 1989. With our qualified and accredited staff we can design and construct your future garden from concept to completion with guaranteed quality workmanship.

We aim to improve the visual dynamics and provide clients with a beautiful space they will want to enter and enjoy as well as being functional according to their individual requirements.

We specialise in: paving, retaining walls, concreting, irrigation systems, instant turf, fencing, pruning & maintenance, spraying, stonework, water features, general design and construction for residential and
commercial clients.

Recently, we have built a showroom and display centre, so that you can view our quality workmanship, read Testimonials and see photos, paving and retaining wall samples, Landscape Industries Association awards 2010/2011/2012 which we have on display.

On entering our showroom our aim is to provide you with quality product knowledge and information so that we can help you make the best possible choice for your project, lifestyle and budget.

We use sustainable practices and support local clubs and charities, and prefer to use Tasmanian/Australian products.

Various Tasmanian companies who supply pavers, retaining wall blocks, instant turf, Tasmanian slate, pebbles, and mulch are available on display, for your convenience in helping you to decide what product you prefer. We are proud to be associated with these suppliers and highly recommend their use.

We are agents for Strathayr instant turf.

We also stock "Out Deco" modular outdoor decorative screens, which come in various unique patterns and can transform your outdoor space into modern appeal, used in fence extensions or feature walls or just for a little privacy.

We are self-sufficient with our own machinery and equipment including: rubber tracked bobcat, 4 tonne excavator and a 1metre wide articulated loader for restricted access sites. One large 10 tonne truck and two smaller trucks. Multi size buckets, post auger, trencher, jackhammer, concrete cutting equipment, pressure cleaner and soil screener, which all create greater job efficiency.

To visit our showroom and display centre for a personal viewing and consultation please phone:

Simon: 0408 142 080
Carolyn: 0438 283 420

Services

Paving

When considering planning a paving project, there are several key factors to consider;

The style of the house
The intended use of the area i.e. BBQ or driveway
The type of soil on site
Whether you want pavers manufactured from coloured concrete or natural clay (kiln fired)
Concrete Pavers or Clay Pavers;
Advantages to clay paving are that they don’t require sealing, are hard wearing and have a high level of stain resistance.

Concrete pavers are made from concrete, with colour added and sealing is normally recommended. They are generally cheaper, there is a large selection available of sizes and colours, and often manufactured locally.

Landscape Concepts have a large display of pavers at 11 Matthews Way for clients to view.

Retaining walls

Two of the most important factors when constructing retaining walls of any description are the footing design and making provision for drainage.

ANY WALL OVER 1M HIGH OR WITHIN 1.5M OF A BOUNDARY REQUIRES A COUNCIL PERMIT AND AN ENGINEER NEEDS TO SUPPLY A PLAN.

Types of retaining walls we construct are:
Core-filled Concrete Blocked walls
Timber
Stone
Reinforced Brick walls

Irrigation

We install two main types of irrigation systems:

POPUP AUTO SYSTEMS: for lawn and turf areas either controlled manually or via an electronic controller. A convenient and effective way to keep your lawn green and healthy.

SUBSURFACE IRRIGATION: have water emitters to place the water in soil close to the root zone.

Advantages:
Reduces evaporation,
No surface run off,
Water goes directly to the roots of plants which can protect the roots of plant from frost damage.

Concreting

With our equipment, we are able to cut, breakup and remove any old concrete.

Excavate sites and set up drain pipes and sumps.

Set up formwork and steel reinforcing mesh.

Place, level and finish off concrete.

Cut expansion joints in the slabs with the concrete saw.

Concrete removal and new concrete.
We specialise in:
Driveways, shed slabs, pathways, & crossovers.

Landscaping

A Garden gives a sense of joy and beauty, connecting us to the seasons and life cycles. It's helpful for our wellbeing.

The overall aim is to connect the house to the garden through transition points in a simple and practical way.

When considering a landscape plan or any garden construction it is helpful to plan the following factors, so that you know what you require before you ask for a quotation:

What is your current lifestyle? eg. Do you have a young family or are you retired etc.
Do you have time to maintain?
Do you wish to entertain? Is it a big part of your lifestyle?
What garden style do you prefer eg Modern, Native, Country ,Formal, Asian inspired.
Do you have plans of your house and boundary, and do you know where all the underground services are located? eg. Telstra cables, water pipes etc.
Does your garden have a northerly aspect?
Is it exposed to strong winds? Do you experience frequent winter frosts?
What type of soil do you have?
What are the access points to your property for machinery entry?
What is your budget for your intended project?

Fencing

Fences – paling/picket/Colorbond®/Teatree
Gates- galvanised steel frames clad with timber, Colorbond® or netting.
Screens - timber (treated pine, cypress pine) and aluminium

Machinery

4 tonne Excavator:
Attachments: tilt mud bucket, log grab bucket, jackhammer, post auger (sizes -200,300,350,400,450,600).

Avant
1.5 tonne articulated loader (1metre wide), 4 in 1 bucket, smudger, ripper, post auger, trencher to 900mm deep.

Positrack- rubber tracked bobcat
Attachments: 4 in 1 bucket, post auger, smudger, ripping spike, pallet forks, soil screener.

Trucks
D.A.F. tipper (8m3 capacity), Isuzu tipper 525 (4m3 capacity), Isuzu tipper 300 (2m3 capacity).

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