Landscaping FAQs

This page covers some of the common questions we get asked about landscaping.

Q: What is the difference between a pergola and veranda?
A: A pergola is an outdoor garden frame typically made from wooden posts and lattice roof beams. Designed to support plants or climbing vines, the shade provides a natural focal point for an outdoor entertaining area or covered passageway. Whereas a veranda is a long, narrow, covered porch that extends along the perimeter of a house. Railing or fencing often borders the veranda to provide privacy and shelter while enjoying outdoor activities that frequently include a bench seat, sofa or porch swing.

Q: What type of retaining walls do you build?
A: Everlast Services specialises in several types of retaining walls, including: concrete sleeper retaining walls with galvanised uprights, timber sleeper retaining walls with galvanised uprights, timber sleeper retaining walls with timber uprights, brick retaining walls, retaining walls constructed from besser blocks, retaining walls using segmented blocks.

Q: What are the benefits of synthetic grass?
A: The benefits of synthetic grass are: it keeps the regular cost and maintenance of natural lawn to a minimum. There is no need to continually water, weed, edge or mow synthetic grass. It has a better life expectancy and is not at the mercy of extreme weather such as drought, snow, hail or flood. Nor is there a need for pesticides or fertilizers. You can enjoy the lush tranquility of green grass year round.

Q: Can you install garden edging?
A: Yes. Everlast Services consider concrete garden edging a fantastic way to give your garden a striking visual element and cut down on your maintenance time. Edging and trimming your lawn and garden bed areas is time consuming. Our concrete border edging system will give you your weekend back and keep your garden neat and tidy without you having to do much at all. In just one day we will have laid your concrete garden edge and you can say goodbye to finicky edging forever.

Q: Do I need council approval for a carport?
A: Typically you will need to apply for approval from your local council regarding carport installation. If your carport meets the Residential Code requirements you only need apply for building approval rather the planning assessment or consent. Normally building approval is granted within 25 business days but check with your local council for their specific timeframe.

Q: Do you do landscaping design?
A: The team at Everlast Services is highly experienced in all aspects of fencing, concreting and landscaping design. We have 20 years of craftsmanship and industry expertise to back us. We will be with you every step of the way to help your ideas become a reality. You have the peace of mind in knowing that our experts will be on site, ensuring everything you agreed on comes to fruition. We aim to make the whole process as hassle free for you as possible, ensuring that you don’t have to deal with local council or organise any kind of permits. We have everything covered.

Q: Do you sell raw materials only?
A: Everlast Services sells a range of building and construction materials direct to the public. Detailed product and price lists are available via our website, including a Glass Price List, Steel and Building Materials Price List and Synthetic Grass Price List.