Building a new home and not sure where to start in the garden?

We’d love to turn your dusty (or muddy) building site into a lush outdoor oasis.

Your new dream home deserves a breathtakingly beautiful garden to finish it off. Our modern landscape designs and exterior styling services will create a contemporary, functional garden you’ll never want to leave.

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New Home Landscaping Melbourne

We’ll help you design the garden of your dreams

Are you completely overwhelmed by the blank canvas?

Do you need help turning your ideas into reality?

Would you like expert help with exterior styling and choosing furniture, pots and colour schemes?

Do you want a sustainable native garden that attracts and feeds local wildlife?

Do you want thoughtfully designed zones to use throughout the seasons?

Do you want places to entertain, relax and play?

Are you considering an alfresco area or pool?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any (or all) of these questions, our new home landscape design service will suit you down to the ground.

Modern new home landscape design.

You’ve probably been looking forward to your brand new dream home for years. It’s very common for people to have put so much energy the home’s design and choosing fixtures and fittings that they’re a bit exhausted by the time it comes time to design their garden. But no new home is complete without a stylish, functional outdoor space to match. Your new home deserves a garden that’s a jewel in its crown and you deserve a beautiful private sanctuary to spend time with loved ones. Around lock-up time is a great time to get in touch.

Landscaping a new house

Using our extensive landscape design and exterior styling experience, we can plan a garden that’s perfect for your new home’s architecture, your family’s lifestyle and your local climate. Depending on how you want to live, we’ll help you bring your alfresco dining area, pool area, sustainable native garden, or edible garden to life. We recommend all materials and plants and ensure a great flow between inside and out.

If you need help turning your blank canvas into your dream garden, let’s chat.

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What is included in our new home landscape design service?

We have a proven new home landscape design process that includes:

  • Pre-meeting design inspiration work
  • A 90 minute initial design consultation
  • A series of four intensive design development meetings
  • Provision of 2D and 3D final designs that include full visualisations, material plans, and exterior styling plans.

For extensive detail on our new home landscape design process, visit our process page.

Lisa Harper Designs Landscapes Melbourne

Our philosophy

First and foremost, landscape design needs to work for the people who live there. That’s why we collaborate with you to understand your needs, your personal taste, and the potential of your space, to deliver beautiful, functional exteriors you’ll never want to leave.

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What things do we consider in designing the garden for your new home?

The garden in your new home will be your oasis, a place to relax, and feel connected to family and nature. Before and during the design process, we ask lots of questions to deeply understand what you want to achieve.

Who lives here and what do they want to do in the garden? Dine and entertain? Grow food? Relax? Play spaces for kids? What’s the most important aspect?

What features do you want – wandering paths, a swimming pool, bird attracting natives, natural stone walls, putting green, raised garden beds for vegetables, firepit, paving, privacy screening for a secluded backyard, outdoor dining areas, expansive lawns for soccer games?

What are your main priorities? Stylish modern look, the functionality of the spaces, low maintenance gardens or environmentally friendly materials?

Do you want to focus on indigenous plants, a variety of Australian natives or edible “Bush Tucker”? Do you want pops of colour, mass plantings and layered hedges? Do you want an elegant aesthetic or something more naturalistic?

Why choose us?

New Home Garden Design Projects

New home garden design in Mount Eliza

Our happy customers.

“When my family were planning to build our new home and granny flat, we wanted to maximise our small outdoor living spaces as best we could, so we hired Lisa to help design the garden and outdoor living and functional areas, she suggested appropriate plantings to create a calming and private areas for us all. We love relaxing outdoors and love how the design brings the outdoors in with green views and vistas through windows and doors. It is very secluded. We are very happy with our multiple outdoor areas, we love to entertain our extended family and friends here, the garden is relatively easy to maintain and now even 6 years on, it brings us the birdlife and lots of joy. We would highly recommend Lisa Harper Designs if you are planning to build a home.”

– Karen

Frequently asked questions.

How much does landscaping cost for a new home?

The size of your new garden area, the elements you choose to include in it and the materials and plants you choose will determine the cost. This means the cost can vary widely. As a guide, you should expect to spend about 5-10% of the value of our new home build on your landscaping. So, if your construction costs are $500,000, then you should expect to spend $25,000 – $50,000 on your landscaping. To get a more accurate guide, book your new home design discovery caII now. With a rough idea of the result you’re after, we can provide you with a free estimate to help get your project started.

How do I start landscaping my new home?

It’s normal to feel overwhelmed by the blank canvas of your building site but to us, there’s nothing more exciting because the possibilities are endless. A good place for you to start designing your new garden is to collect images of gardens you like and visit lots of different gardens. You can start working out your priorities, your aesthetic and what materials appeal to you. Next, it’s worthwhile talking to a landscape designer to get an idea of how to bring it all to life. We can guide you throughout the process and bring your ideas to life. Book in a free, no obligation discovery call to find out more.

Book your 15-minute new home garden design discovery call now.

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