Brisbane landscape design and our landscape Process

Instant Greenscene Landscaping believe sustainable landscapes start with great foundations. This begins at our first landscape consultation, in the design and planning stage, and continues right through to completion of your Brisbane landscape. Our customers input is imperative throughout this entire process.


Pre Landscape Construction

1) Our initial process begins with an onsite landscape consultation. Landscape scenarios will be discussed based on clients requirement, project budget and site requirements. These may include both soft & structural landscape solutions. A portfolio of recent works is also presented which is designed to assist with visualising suggested landscape scenarios. Designs can be created to suit your individual requirements, constructed from your plans or a combination of both.

2) Off site, a more detailed review of product selections, site requirements and landscape preparation will be considered. Based on our onsite consultation and site review, a written quote will then be submitted to you. This quote will outline our discussion onsite and will detail proposed landscape works and product selections. Your quote will include a fixed price inclusive of GST. After your perusal, we encourage you to contact us should you wish to alter your landscaping requirements in any way.

3) Once you are satisfied with our design and quotation, we are happy to arrange for you to view product samples, and will assist with colour selections. On acceptance of our written landscape quotation, a tentative start date will be made for construction of your new landscape. All contracts will completed as required by the QBCC

Landscape Construction

1) Prior to construction, a site inspection will be done. A check measure will be completed and site will be pre-treated for any weed growth where required. At this stage we will also obtain ‘dial before you dig’ plans and engage a licensed service locator to identify service locations within our works area.

2) On commencement a laser level will be used to accurately determine site levels and required falls. Excavation, sub surface works and footings will be completed as required for your landscape works

3) Structural landscaping works such as retaining wallspavingdeckinggarden edgesfence, gates , garden lighting etc, along with drainage and irrigation will be completed prior to any soft landscapes being undertaken. In  most cases , we will work from the back of a property to the front, avoiding limiting our access. Generally, preparation and structural works will be the longest process of your landscape project.

4) Once all earth works and structural elements of your project are complete, we will commence soft landscapes such as gardens, mulch and turf and finally adding any decorative gravels, turf etc to areas as required.

5) Last of all, the site is cleaned and prepared for presentation. At this point we will also go through requirements for ongoing care and maintenance, but rest assured, we are only ever a phone call away should you have any concerns or need advice in the future

Landscape process – concept to completion – Project Example

Landscape process - existing landscape
Landscape process – During our initial consultation we were presented with a staff recreation area.

The existing area was deteriorated by constant foot traffic and the seating area that was covered by a large shade sail had seen the area become muddy under foot.

Brisbane Landscaping - concept to completionIn this instance a basic landscape plan had been prepared by our client. This consisted of a large paver area, new garden edges, an entrance path and a new lawn area.

We found our client’s paver choice was beyond their indicative budget and their suggested curved lines was not only impractical to the desired end use of the area but would also detract from its aesthetic finish.


With consideration of our clients requirements and project budget, a quotation was tendered based on a more suitable version of our client’s original plan.

  • Garden edges were to use straight lines to create a more contemporary setting and to better utilize space.
  • Paver selection was modified to be more cost effective, harder wearing and darker colours were selected due to the work nature of the area.
  • Sir Walter Buffalo turf was selected for its hard wearing characteristics.

Landscape process - landscape under construction - BrisbaneSite preparation is the foundation to good landscaping. Prior to
construction, levels were determined to ensure adequate drainage for paver surfaces. Paving surfaces were compacted and prepared for paving, turf underlay was imported and all waste materials were cleared from site. Paved garden edges were installed on concrete footings to ensure long term durability. Pavers and steppers were laid and haunched. Final levels and preparation for turf were undertaken.

Landscape process - project completionUnder turf fertiliser and water crystals was spread over the prepared surface. Sir Walter Buffalo was laid to the area. Area was well watered and turf rolled to ensure good soil contact and a level surface. Final finishes and cleaning of paver surfaces were completed and work areas were cleaned and prepared for presentation. A final consultation with our client outlined the care and maintenance requirements for the ongoing presentation of the area.

See our Brisbane landscaping before and after images to see past landscape transformations