3) Focus on the lawn
"If you've got a beautiful looking lawn, you can have an average looking garden," Scott explains. "You can't have it the other way around."
By focusing on the lawn, even a small property can be given a new lease of life, as Scott continued. "A well-designed garden uses the full potential of the site. It's uniquely set to the property, and when you see a lush garden, it really stands out."
It's the aesthetics of a good lawn that demand your and your guests' attention, so making sure it is on point is one of Scott's best tips for enjoying your outdoor space for years to come. It will even add significant kerb appeal if and when it comes time to sell.
4) Don't neglect maintenance
In the grand scheme of having a beautiful garden, design is only the first step; the next comes with care, such as irrigation, feeding plant life and keeping on top of any repairs when the time comes, as Scott explains.
"Garden Maintenance is a big part of what we do. When you're implementing a landscape, you're normally investing a lot of money, and to ensure you're retaining the value of that, you need regular maintenance."
"A garden is a living thing and it needs care. In the local environment, particularly Auckland where it can be hot, wet and dry in the same week, garden and lawn care are essential."
Scott's maintenance teams take this responsibility to keep their client's gardens and lawns looking at their peak, whatever the season. To learn more about landscape design and see some incredible projects, visit Humphreys Landscaping's profile on Archipro.