Discover The Benefits Of Landscape Horticulture Adelaide Residents Gain From Tony Stanton.
Gardens are playing a more significant part of our life these days, with more people transforming their front garden or backyard into beautiful and practical outdoor living areas to be enjoyed all year round.
Typically and historically, front gardens are mostly about presentation, with an emphasis on how it looks rather than offering any practical purpose other than allowing access to the house, or garage for cars.
The backyard offers privacy and is where we spend the most time outdoors with the family, or entertaining with our friends.
We all like spending time outside because it’s where our senses come alive. What we see, hear, smell, taste and touch can invigorate us and positively change our mood making us happier.
The science of horticulture plays a significant role in choosing what garden plants work best with the gardens design, exciting the senses to make spending time outdoors even more enjoyable.
The benefits of landscape horticulture Adelaide residents receive when using Living Pictures By Tony Stanton is one of the major points of difference when comparing landscape designers to complete your garden makeover.
Holding a Bachelor Of Applied Science Degree in Microbiology (B.App.Sc.), a qualified horticulturist (Cert. III Horticulture) and licensed building supervisor (Building License 183200), Tony Stanton has the knowledge, backed up with over 30 years experience.
Having a credible expert work on your softscape landscape design means your garden will be planted out using the right plants to complement your gardens theme, immediately delighting your senses and for years to come.
A professionally designed garden is an investment in your lifestyle, something that becomes a Living Picture for you to enjoy and immerse yourself within.
Landscape horticulture also looks at the care and maintenance of your plants, which Tony happily passes on to you with every softscape design plan. You’ll receive a folder with a page dedicated to each plant included covering everything you need to know and then some.
The hardscape construction plans will specify how the plants will be watered, most often with an automatic irrigation system and drippers to make sure all the plants get the right amount of water, at the right time of the day.
Garden lighting is well worth considering, allowing you to enjoy your garden after the Sun goes down, especially during Adelaide’s warmer months of the year. Low voltage garden lights can accent your plants, features and paths so you can spend more time outside with the family or friends.
Tony’s Tip: Consider Succulents
Succulents are a great addition to any garden. Often they don’t look like succulents at all and have amazing flower displays.
Best of all, they often don’t need any additional watering, even during a South Australian Summer. Most don’t like frost so they’re not suitable for Adelaide Hills gardens, unless sheltered.
Note: They may die down during Winter on the plains, but will come back strongly in Spring. Check out ‘Kalanchoe Blossfeldian’ or ‘Sedum Autumn Joy’.
The following lists the popular types of landscape horticulture Adelaide home owners can gain advice about and benefit from Tony Stanton’s knowledge when he creates your garden design.
- Olericulture: the production of vegetables
- Pomology: also called fruticulture, the production of fruits and nuts
- Floriculture: the production of flowering and ornamental plants
- Turf management: the maintenance of turf grass for sports, leisure and amenity use
- Arboriculture: the cultivation and care of individual trees, shrubs, vines, and other perennial woody plants, primarily for landscape and amenity purposes
- Landscape horticulture (Adelaide): the selection, production and care of locally grown plants used in landscape design
Tony’s Tip: Improve Your Soil
Only weeds grow well with poor soil, so don’t import rubbish and expect good results.
Adelaide soils vary from loam through to alkaline clay on the plains to acid clay typically found throughout the Adelaide Hills. If you live on the loam belt, compost and fertilizer is all you need to grow a fabulous garden.
In the clay, whether acid or alkaline, you need sand and compost to loosen the structure. In the right proportions, sand and compost will turn your clay into loam.
Whatever you do, don’t import manufactured loam and spread it on top of your clay base! as this will create a ‘bathtub effect’ because water will sit between the loam and the clay, sometimes for weeks and causes root disease or root rot.
When professionals are landscaping your garden, ready to plant out, soil preparation is an important part of the process to ensure your plants grow strong and healthy.
Would You Like A Professional Garden Design?
Have something in mind, Ask Tony for plans.
After completion of both your hardscape construction plans and softscape design plans, you’ll also have a good idea of what the costs will be to transform your current garden into the dream outdoor living area you’re after.
Whether you’d like a formal or informal landscape design, whether you have a small or large front garden to renovate, a courtyard garden to update or large backyard you’d like to transform, you can rely on horticulturist Tony Stanton to come up with innovative garden design solutions to match your lifestyle.
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