We Have Been Awarded Best Of Houzz 2017 Sand and Stone Landscapes of Sydney, Australia Awarded Best Of Houzz 2017 Over 40 Million Monthly Unique Users Nominated Best Home Building, Renovation and Design Professionals in Australia Sydney, Australia, 19th January, 2017 – Sand and Stone Landscapes of Sydney has won “Best Of Service” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home renovation and design. The professional landscape design and construction company was chosen by the more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, renovation and design industry professionals. The Best Of Houzz is awarded annually in three categories: Design, Service and Photography. Service honours are based on several factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2016. A “Best Of Houzz 2017” badge will appear on winners’ profiles, as a sign of their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz. “We’re thrilled to again be awarded the Best of Houzz Service Award in 2017, following on from our award issued in 2016. We always strive to place the customer at the centre of everything we do and are honoured to receive this award as recognition.” said Luke Roodenburg, Director, Sand and Stone Landscapes. “We are so pleased to award Best of Houzz 2017 to this incredible group of talented and customer-focused professionals at Sand and Stone Landscapes.” said Jason Chuck, Managing Director Houzz Asia-Pacific. “Each of these businesses was singled out for recognition by our community of homeowners and design enthusiasts for helping to turn their home improvement dreams into reality.” Follow Sand and Stone Landscapes on Houzz https://www.houzz.com.au/pro/sandandstonelandscapes/sand-and-stone-landscapes About Sand and Stone Landscapes Sand and Stone [...]
Winner - 2016 Houzz Award We are proud to announce that we are winners of the ‘Best of Houzz 2016 Award for Customer Service’. The award is presented to companies who regularly provide direct customers and the wider Houzz community with a high level of customer service. As can be seen by the various comments in our Testimonials page, Sand and Stone Landscapes are constantly focused on providing all of our customers fantastic customer service and high quality landscape design and construction. The Houzz award is judged based on the amount and quality of reviews a company receives. Check out some of the other landscaping awards we have won over the past few years. What is Houzz? After completing the labour intensive and sometimes stressfull process of renovating their own home, Adi Tatarko and Alon Cohen decided that the ‘usual’ process of flicking through design magazines to discover good design ideas was frustrating at times. Some magazines were good, some not so much. They spoke to family and friends to get recommendations but after completing their home upgrade they decided to start a website where people to come to search for ideas. Houzz has now grown into one of the prime locations for home design ideas and it is also a place for building and home landscaping professionals to showcase their work. Contact us today We are ready to transform your backyard landscape into an outdoor masterpiece. We provide obligation free quotes so you can understand any associated costs before work commences. We have built a reputation for high quality work and outstanding customer service. Give us an opportunity to impress you. Our Office Hours are as follows: Monday to Friday: [...]
9 Cheap and Natural Ways to Kill Weeds There is nothing worse than an ugly weed wrecking the look of your otherwise beautiful garden. There are a ton of different weed killing products on the market but there are also many unknown cheap and natural ways to rid your garden and/or pathways of weeds. Today, we are going to make it easy for you to find out what they all are. All you need to do is spend a few minutes of your time reading the below list and you will be on your way. Get set, let’s do this! Stop Weeds From Germinating With Cornmeal or Polenta Spread some Cornmeal, or Polenta as it is also known, onto your garden bed to top weed seeds from germinating and spreading. Given that Cornmeal will stop any type of seed from germinating it is important not to use this method on a newly established vegetable garden until such a time as all of your plants have established themselves. Source: Flickr.com Don't Give Them Room To Grow With The Use Of Weed Suppressive Ground Covers Depending on what type of garden area you have, an effective way of stopping weeds from getting the sun and water they need to grow is to use ground covering plants. You are probably asking yourself “what type of ground covering plants are best to use?” The good news is the folk at Cornell University have figured it out already. The plants chosen “have been evaluated under different growing conditions for their ease of establishment, low maintenance characteristics and their ability to exclude weeds.” Here are some of their recommendations: Blue Wood Sedge (Carex flaccosperma) Leadwort (Ceratostigma plumbaginoides) Liriope (Liriope spicata) – pictured below Lady’s Mantle (Alchemilla mollis avai) Coral Bells [...]
We Won! 2015 Landscape Excellence Awards Launched in 1979, the LNA was created to “to raise the public perception of the Landscape Industry via increased quality in landscape construction works.” More information on the LNA can be found on their website. Last Friday 20th November 2015, at Doltone House, Darling Island Wharf, the LNA held the presentation ceremony for its 2015 Landscape Excellence Awards. The leading landscaping industry body presented various awards in different categories, surrounded by numerous corporate partners. We were honoured to not only be part of the evening but also take home two awards in the following categories: Silver award 2015 Landscape Excellence Awards Residential $75,000 – $150,000 Silver award 2015 Landscape Excellence Awards Residential $150,000 – $300,000 Rest assured that when you utilise Sand and Stone Landscapes for your landscaping needs, you are receiving only the highest quality worksmanship, backed by awards from Australia’s leading landscape industry body. Contact us today We are ready to transform your backyard landscape into an outdoor masterpiece. We provide obligation free quotes so you can understand any associated costs before work commences. We have built a reputation for high quality work and outstanding customer service. Give us an opportunity to impress you. Our Office Hours are as follows: Monday to Friday: 7:30am to 5:00pm Operating from West Pennant Hills, in North Western Sydney, our professional and highly motivated team are ready to discuss your requirements, reach out to us today. Contact us for a Free Quote.
Featured In Pool And Spa Review We have been recently featured in Pool and Spa Review which is a must-read resource for influential decision-makers in Australia’s pool, spa and associated outdoor sectors. The detailed article focuses on one of our recently completed landscape design projects in Beecroft, NSW. Throughout the article you can see numerous examples of landscaping work we have completed, including a stunning feature wall clad in natural stone and Autumn Travertine tiles laid in a French pattern around the patio and pool. You can see the reasons why we have recommended and utilised particular products such as Sir Walter Buffalo turf given its low-maintenance qualities and suitability to the harsh Sydney climate. The pictures captured in the article clearly demonstrate the pride we take in all of our work, along with our attention to detail, ensuring that at the end of the day you only receive the very best environment as discussed during our consultations. You can check out the full Pool and Spa Review article, along with many other quality articles relating to Pools and Spas here: http://www.poolandspareview.com.au/content/poolscaping/case-study/year-round-entertaining-1404073582 At Sand and Stone Landscapes we strive to create exceptional outdoor environments. We have a full team of landscapers ready to work with you to create the landscape you desire. If you would like to discuss how we can utilise natural material to create a sense of warmth for your Sydney outdoor area please don’t hesitate to contact us today! Contact us today We are ready to transform your backyard landscape into an outdoor masterpiece. We provide obligation free quotes so you can understand any associated costs before work commences. We have built a reputation for high quality work and outstanding [...]
Benefits Of Working With Natural Stone The benefits of working with natural stone When considering a paving solution for your driveway, pool surrounds or pergola area, natural stone paving offers many benefits over a concrete paver. If you’re looking for a paving product that not only looks beautiful but one that will stand the test of time, don’t look past natural stone. Here are a few of its key benefits: Aesthetic appeal: Natural stone is a product of nature and therefore each piece is unique in colours, tones and textures. This uniqueness adds character and warmth to a space and provides a level of beauty that concrete simply cannot match. Durable: Natural stone paving such as granite and limestone resist moisture and heat, making it a very durable paving solution. Unlike concrete, natural stone is not brittle and has density advantages, requiring very little maintenance in comparison. Cost Effective: Natural stone paving offers a far better investment over the longer term than concrete as it requires less maintenance, crack repairs and cleaning than concrete does. For easier maintenance we highly recommend sealing the stone. Natural stone is a product that will stand the test of time and its aesthetic and timeless beauty will add value to your property. Thinking about installing a new driveway or updating your pool surrounds? Call us and have chat. Contact us today We are ready to transform your backyard landscape into an outdoor masterpiece. We provide obligation free quotes so you can understand any associated costs before work commences. We have built a reputation for high quality work and outstanding customer service. Give us an opportunity to impress you. Our Office Hours are as follows: Monday [...]
Balmain Garden We’ve just completed a new project in Balmain, a garden designed to be a more livable, inviting space to relax and entertain in. We replaced an old brick paving area with natural 25mm Bradstone tiles, installed a floating spotted gum timber seat and a tuscan limestone feature wall along the deck creating a bin storage area on the opposite side. Turfing is Sapphire Buffulo turf. The boys were lucky enough to be treated with an endless supply of Lindt chocolates from the clients which was very much appreciated! Here’s what the clients had to say about the work: “Our backyard in Balmain was a stark, bland and uninviting place when we bought the house, and we knew we wanted to make it more liveable. We had a plan that we needed executed, but we didn’t know who to trust, in terms of quality, cost and timeliness. We looked around and had a number of different landscapers quote for the work. In the end Luke gave us the greatest confidence that workmanship would be top notch and he had some nice tips to complement our plan. We were kept up to date all through the job and unlike most trades we’ve used before, we were never let down. There were no nasty cost variances, or huge schedule delays or mishaps – the finished job looks fantastic. The great thing about Sand and Stone, is the team of guys working to get the best result. We had Nik on our job who had great executional focus and an eye for detail.When it came to specialist work (eg Rendering) they brought in true pros, giving the finished job a professional finish.” Contact us today We [...]