When you have built and moved into a brand new home, the next project on every homeowner's mind is landscaping. From garden beds to retaining walls and water features, now is the ideal time to give your front garden and backyard the care it needs to bring your outdoor living dreams to life.
When evaluating the right landscape ideas for you, the first step is to choose a garden design that will complement the new home design you've probably already put a lot of heart and soul into.
The next step is to put some extra consideration into who lives in the house. A backyard built for kids will likely include a pool and plenty of lawn area for play. Meanwhile, a more adult home built for entertaining could be bolstered with an outdoor kitchen or a fire pit.
With those two considerations out of the way, the next step is to do some research and speak to some expert landscape designers. There are plenty of great gardeners and landscapers around to assist you with your backyard makeover, from providing landscape architecture to helping out with the manual labour. Below, we speak to gardening guru Charlie Albone about his top landscaping tips.
Of course, if you're keen to take on landscaping your new home as your own DIY project, here are six things to consider when you're planning out your brand new front and back yards. Doing so will complete your new home and have a significant impact on your property's value.