Coastal garden landscaping ideas for the Mornington Peninsula

Living along the coast on the Mornington Peninsula can create some interesting challenges for garden landscaping. Selecting the right type of plants for the climate and the materials for outdoor structures and hard surfaces is essential, not only for the look and feel of your garden, but also to its long term maintenance.

The problem is that the coastal climate can be very harsh, which is why it is always best to hire an experienced landscaper in the Mornington Peninsula area, so that you can have the perfect garden, despite the problems inherent in coastal locations.

So let’s look at some of the problems involved in garden landscaping on the Mornington Peninsula and how to solve these garden and landscape problems in coastal properties.

  1. Wind: One of the biggest problems is protecting your plants from the wind and also designing the landscape so that you can spend time outdoors, but still be protected from the wind as well. A good landscape gardener on the Mornington Peninsula will know the right type of plants that will flourish in these conditions and can design an outdoor space that lets you enjoy the views and the coastal air, whilst keeping you protected from the harsh wind.

  2. Sea salt: Another huge problem on the coast is the salt from the sea. Many plants will not tolerate all of this salt, so you need a landscaper in the Mornington Peninsula who has enough experience to design your plantings with this problem in mind. Outdoor structures are also a problem, because the sea salt is very corrosive and many materials won’t last long in this type of environment. You need specific types of hardwoods and stainless steel for your construction or else your external structures will quickly deteriorate.

  3. Sandy soils: Many plants don’t grow well at all in sandy, coastal soils, so you need to select plants that are used to this environment for the best results. Native plants are always a good choice, and you can find lots of flowering plants and beautiful grasses that look absolutely fabulous swaying in the fresh coastal breezes.

The main ideas for coastal gardens therefore include selecting both plants and materials that can cope with this type of environment. It is always a good idea to hire an experienced landscaper in the Mornington Peninsula, as this gives you the perfect garden without the hassle of trying to do it all yourself.

For more information on our coastal garden landscaping services in the Mornington Peninsula, contact Paul McQuillan on 03 5988 5196, 0400 727 257, email Paul at or complete our online enquiry form.

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