What our customers are saying?

"The clever landscaping of our garden has created a welcoming and beautiful framework to our home..."

Alternative Landscapes has combined lush greenery, plants of varied foliage, height and texture, striking sandstone, a flourishing vegie patch, and hints of strategically placed colour. The pleasing result is a family friendly outdoor environment that is low maintenance, with ample areas for games, imaginative play and shady spots for quiet reflection – essential with a large family. Alternative Landscapes has managed to retain many of our favourite existing plants, recycled natural materials on site and enhanced the surroundings of our eye-catching gum tree with a practical retaining wall. We found the team headed by Steve, to be approachable, efficient, practical, innovative and reasonably priced.

Residential Client - Hunters Hill, NSW

"I was pleased to have him working at my home..."

Steve's whole presentation, his clean and organised way of working, from his courteous, friendly manner to his punctuality, his ability to explain a concept convinced me. I was pleased to have him working at my home. I was very satisfied with the completed job and would recommend him to my family and friends.

Judith Miller - Como, NSW

"They were prompt, friendly and helpful..."

Steve and his employees did an excellent job. They were prompt, friendly and helpful and I felt I could have confidence in their ability to provide a garden I would be happy with. I was very satisfied with the end result and would have no hesitation in recommending him.

Gwen Smith - Engadine, NSW

"We were very happy with the end result."

We were very happy with the end result. Steve was always very friendly and professional and nothing was too much trouble. We would have no hesitation in recommending Steve's services.

Donna Pinhorn - South Cronulla, NSW

Our Projects

Our dedicated professional team take pride in providing high quality workmanship and materials.

Gardens, Paving, Turfing & Vegetable Garden - Hunters Hill

The job was a 1920’s home which was renovated and landscaped to accommodate the needs of a growing family. Paramount to the success of the renovation and extension of this home was the protection of a large scented gum tree to one side of the 1200m2 site. Council had placed a high priority on the protection of the tree and the architect designed the entire extension around this one huge gum tree which supported an extensive range of bird life. 

Steve worked closely with the architect on the entire landscape process from the landscape design through to completion of the landscape works. The landscape works were undertaken by Steve and his team in conjunction with the renovation works which required careful planning and time lines for completion of the different stages of works.

Despite there being a clear shift from old to new and modern, the result is a beautiful family home and garden that exudes a sense of cohesion and warmth.

Retaining Wall, Paving & Stairs - Kirrawee

The owners had dreams of what they wanted to achieve. They had lived with just dirt outside for years and years with wooden pallets outside the back door for steps because they didn’t have the money to do anything.

Steve enjoyed doing this job for such a hard working pleasant couple. Steve remembers the day that he finished the job the lady, Carol came out and gave him a big hug and thanked him. She said she had waited such a long time for this and that both her and her husband, were so happy that their dreams had come true.

This particular job has been one of the most rewarding jobs that we have done as it was such a pleasure to be able to help this couple achieve their dreams as they had battled on for such a long time.

Garden, Plant Selection & Retaining Wall - Vauclause

On this new house complete landscape project Steve worked with the Landscape Designer and the client. This project was a large residential block which previously had a double tennis court. The new landscape includes a pool and planting to achieve privacy screening from the neighbours and the street. Privacy screening included hedge planting of Viburnum and Murraya.

Walkway, Decking & Retaining Walls - Newtown

This small court yard of an inner city terrace house had a small back yard that was taken up by a car space accessed via the back laneway. The owners wanted a backyard for entertaining and still retain a small car space. Being a small terrace they did not have a garage and the street parking out the front was very narrow. They could access their backyard from a narrow laneway and wanted to be able to park a small car inside the property if possible for security.

To achieve the client’s needs the back yard was split into 2 levels. This gave them a paved area to park a small car if need be and a Merbau timber walkway and decking.

The light coloured pavers and timber decking make the area appear bigger and flow from the indoors. Careful use of space using built in BBQ and bench seating and bright planter boxes create an oasis to unwind or entertain family and friends. The addition of a few decorative touches and pots can be added to introduce flair. Lighting would make the area perfect for night time dining and add an outdoor heater for warmth.

Pool Paving, Turfing & Decking - Blakehurst

The calming effect of the sunlight playing on the surface of the pool and the sound of the water splashing from the waterfall creates and urban sanctuary. This Zen like pool and entertaining area is ideal for yoga or a refreshing dip. White pavers and white walls are teamed with this interesting curved timber deck for a clean fresh look. The similar colours on the interior of the house and the large expanse of glass doors which open out onto the deck brings together the indoors and outdoors. The additional seating provided by the timber deck make this a great back yard for parties.

Commercial Jobs

The construction of jobs such as parks, school playgrounds and gardens for petrol stations and units also form part of our portfolio.