Most people do mistakes while landscaping is that not preparing the land efficiently for landscaping. There are various types of styles and designs available for landscaping and it’s important to know which landscaping style is suitable for your yard. Soil plays an important role in healthy landscaping as it is the base ingredient of the garden. Use high-quality soil loaded with essential nutrients and fibres to make the landscaping project successful.

Before beginning any landscaping project, it’s important to get the soil and yard inspected by the experienced Landscape Gardening Melbourne Company. The experts have years of knowledge and experience and can suggest innovative and suitable ideas according to the house and yard to enhance the exterior of the house.

Essential steps to follow for preparing the area for landscaping, continue reading the blog to know about preparing landscaping ideas!

1) Clean up debris

Soil may require testing every year to check whether it is fertile and in good condition because it could lead to mould or fungus growth if the debris on the land is not cleaned properly. Begin with cleaning leaves, broken branches, and unwanted plant debris. Clean lawn and area according to how you want to design your landscaping garden.

2) Soil testing

Call a landscaping expert to analyse and test the soil condition after cleaning the garden area so, according to analysis, you can apply the landscaping plan according to the design and make necessary modifications. It’s important to know what’s going inside the ground so, get your soil tested by an experienced landscaper and begin the project safely.

3) Turn the soil

The most issue landscapers’ face is compaction that usually occurs with clam or loam soils. And even sandy soils can get compacted over a particular time hence adding manure and compost to the top 6 to 8 inches of ground can help to add perfect structure for the landscaping.  Avoid working when the soil is wet as it can lead to clumps.

4) Use necessary soil amendments and fertilizers

After analysing and testing soil, you will get a proper idea of what essential nutrients are required for your soil. If the soil is more acidic, you can pull out some acid down. If the clay is heavy, using specific amendment can help to make the soil loose and make ready for the landscaping project.

5) Choosing the right landscape fabric

One of the important parts of the landscaping project is preparing the soil for the plant’s bedding. Because if the soiled bedding will be proper, then only the landscape fabric will be proper. The high-quality fabric prevents weed growth and ensures healthy plant bedding.


for the perfect landscaping, it’s important, every single steps matter from start to end. As the landscaping project can’t be carried out again and again as it involves many other procedures that are time-consuming. Proper preparation of soil and installation of the right fabric is important to prevent future gardening issues.

At Fox Landscape Construction, we are the Expert Landscapers in Melbourne that will fulfil all your landscaping needs by ensuring the longevity of the garden. Book an appointment with us today.