Keep Your Landscapes Looking Great And Save Your Time And Money With Our Maintenance Services
Once landscapes are completed, they need to be maintained to preserve their beauty and vigour. A well maintained landscape features healthier, longer living and more beautiful plants, trees and swards. We also appreciate that many people are time poor so engaging Provincial to undertake maintenance works will make your life easier.
We provide Landscape Maintenance Plans and Consolidation Plans (LMP's; LCMP's) to ensure your new landscape and plantings are suitably cared for and mature plantings retain their beauty. Our experienced and well equipped team maintain projects of any scale.
We provide maintenance services for
- Body Corporate
- Real estate agents
- Commercial buildings and developments
- Councils and Government Departments
We provide maintenance services during the consolidation period, in preparation for project handover, during extended consolidation periods and / or during weekly, monthly and annual regimes – this ensures your landscape is resilient over time.
Why spend money on creating a beautiful landscape then let it deteriorate and waste your investment? Regular maintenance saves you money long term by ensuring the longevity of every aspect of your landscape.
Our team of fully trained, qualified, experienced and insured experts will work with you to schedule maintenance for your convenience and the landscape's requirements so you can simply “set and forget”, safe in the knowledge your landscape will continue to look great and healthy without you needing to do a thing.
What's involved in Landscape Maintenance? The 7 essentials
You can do this or contact us to do this for you - We appreciate that many people are time poor so engaging Provincial to undertake maintenance works will make your life easier.
Large emergent weeds (especially those with seed heads or in flower) should be removed immediately by hand – make sure you remove weeds from the roots (a screw driver is a useful tool). You may choose to use spot sprays (that are safe for use near waterways should spray wash into storm water drains) for small emergent weeds or weeds in gravel. Use organic treatments such as solarisation to kill off large weedy areas or emergent grass (such as couch)
Once hardy plants are established they require little attention, and most are capable of surviving on natural rainfall. Monitor your garden, particularly during very hot, windy or dry periods, to see if it is suffering and drying out excessively. Watering after long dry and windy periods will help plants survive. Natives respond well to regular watering if available.
Annual mulching will provide ongoing benefits to your plants, stop weeds and keep things looking good – top up with around 75 - 50mm depth annually. Rebuild your tree wells with topsoil and mulch annually
Replant where necessary to maintain a healthy appearance. Inspect during Spring and fill in gaps as required – make sure holes are around 1.5 times as large as the pots you're installing and use a wet mix of water crystals and slow release fertiliser in the hole to maintain water at the root ball and promote growth during establishment. Water in deeply then follow a watering regime to help plants establish in the following 6 weeks
Fertilising + improving soils
Your plants can be initially installed using a slow release fertiliser – use the same when replanting to get plants off to a good start. Improve and remineralise soils in new beds as required (compost; topsoil; rock minerals etc.) and stick to natural products and methods where possible
A light trim or tip prune after flowering is beneficial to the health of your plants, keeps things looking fresh and promotes new growth. Simply cut off old flowers and trim off the tips of the stems lightly with sharp, clean secateurs Shrubs and trees should be pruned annually to remove lower limbs and scrappy foliage and protect your property from unnecessary fire hazards. Pruning techniques are species dependent. Contact an expert for advice
Native plants grow actively at different times of the year. Grass like or strappy leaved plants (lilies, rushes, sedges) such as Dianella, Lomandra and Ficinea don't need pruning. Some (rushes or grasses) could be cut back every 2 – 3 years if a neater visual aesthetic is desired
Cool season grasses such as Poa have an Autumn / Winter growing period, which means
- You can regenerate them by cutting them back by around 1/3 of their leaf area every Autumn
- Some species will become dormant in summer and 'brown off'. Water regularly to keep these grasses looking good. Use a rake to 'comb' the old brown grass from the tussock, or simply leave it and cut back in Autumn
- Winter growing grasses will grow vigorously if planted in Autumn and Winter
Warm season grasses such as Pennisetum and Themeda are summer growing which means
- They can be rejuvenated in late Winter or Spring by cutting back around 1/3 of their leaf area