We specialize in water-wise gardenlandscape installation for mainly areas in the Johannesburg northern suburbs like Sandton, Bryanston, Sandhurst, Morningside, Rivonia, Woodmead, Sunninghill, Paulshof, Petervale, Illovo, Melrose. And, areas in Pretoria like Centurion, Lynnwood, Waterkloof, Irene and more. In fact, we will be happy to do landscape installations throughout Gauteng and even in other areas in South Africa if the budget allows.
But, in the past year or so, we have decided to focus more on plant displays at shows / conferences / exhibitions / branding events. Living walls / vertical gardens have also captured our attention, and are always fun when it comes to the actual landscape installation up the sides and on the tops of buildings.
We can facilitate any softscaping or hardscaping requirements that your heart could possibly desire, so feel free to put us to the test!
Residential garden landscape installation requirements are quite different to corporate / business landscapes, or large scale landscaping, because plant combinations and variety of plants becomes alot more critical when on a smaller scale to be appealing to a residential home owner.
At Love Landscapes we can help you conceptualize your garden before we even step foot on your property. Before we begin with landscape installation we are happy to supply a 3D garden design layout. This garden design will show plant combinations / colour combinations / hard landscaping features like retaining walls, gabion features etc. and give the exact dimensions to help you see how your garden will turn out.
We use the 3D design program called SketchUp to help us achieve exact dimensions and plant sizes. This will give you a true perspective of what your garden design layout will actually look like in reality. We can even make an animated walk-through if required. But, please note, although we will design your 3D garden / landscape design FREE-OF-CHARGE, there might be additional costs if you want a 3D walk-through of your garden design.
The 3D garden design models are really useful if you need help convincing your spouse or company partners or body corporates or committees etc. to show what the plant combinations will look like and colour schemes etc.
The other option, which some clients prefer, is for us to just do an organic layout with the actual plants on the day (or two) before planting. This entails just laying out the plants in their planting bags on top of the soil in a contrasting design. The benefit of doing it this way, besides the flowing nature of it, is that you (the client) can re-arrange as you feel before we actually plant the plants!
A very clever new-age landscaping idea in the Gauteng area, which is quite simple and cost-effective in terms of hard-landscaping, is the Gabion wall or seating area!
This comprises of a metal frame, filled with your preferred colour of dump-rock, and if the budget allows, covered with a composite decking option of your choice… or sometimes we leave the top open and have some water-wise plants popping out!