CLIMATE & GROWING CONDITIONS
The Northern Beaches Council district generally boasts a sunny climate with generous rainfall averaging 1219mm per year in Manly and the surrounding suburbs. For perspective, this exceeds that of the Blue Mountains by approximately 150mm per year, and that of Camden by as much as 450mm per year. Rainfall peaks during April and May with an average of 132mm per month. During summer the humidity spikes to a steamy 65 percent, delivering hot and humid conditions.
Frost is not a problem for sea level areas with the coldest average lows experienced during July at 7.9 degrees Celsius. During this month, a much lower average monthly rainfall of 101mm is experienced, keeping things relatively dry.
The climate for the Northern Beaches Council District is therefore described as being humid and sub-tropical, ranging from cool in winter to warm and hot in summer. Such conditions create the perfect blank canvas on which our landscape architects at Dapple Designs can work their magic. Creating stunning landscape plans for residents in The Northern Beaches Council District, like all other areas we service, is not just a job for us; it is a passion and an artistic outlet.
When doing your research, look for plants in Zone 3 and 4 (but primarily Zone 4) of the Plant Hardiness Zone map on our website. This will keep you on track when designing your dream garden. You can also take a few moments to look at our Plant Finder tool, which is also on this website to further narrow down your search for the perfect plant.
Dapple Landscape Design - Your Local Sydney Landscape Designers
CALL JULIAN TODAY ON 1300 DAPPLE (1300 327 753) AND TAKE THE FIRST STEP TO BRINGING YOUR DREAM GARDEN TO LIFE.
GARDEN & LANDSCAPE DESIGN Development Application REQUIREMENTS
The undeniable beauty of the Northern Beaches is no accident. The Northern Beaches Council works hard to protect the look and feel of the area, and it is expected that any renovation type work would “follow the rules”, as their website puts it. Careful attention is given to conservation and responsible development, and so it comes as no surprise that most development applications will require a landscape plan to be submitted along with other documents. This process applies to projects involving building decks, pergolas or removing trees.
DO I NEED A DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR MY PROJECT IN THE NORTHERN BEACHES?
You may be wondering if you need to submit a development application for your upcoming project. If so, we would suggest visiting their website. Here is a useful link for just that purpose - https://www.northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au/planning-and-development/building-and-renovations/do-i-need-development-application
Plans for council approval are usually required to be prepared by qualified landscape architects, designers, or horticulturists. Sound complicated? It doesn’t have to be. Contact us at Dapple Landscape Designs to learn more or for a free garden design quote. Here are a few more resources you can read up on in the meantime:
FLORA AND FAUNA ASSESSMENT REPORT GUIDELINES
URBAN DESIGN GUIDELINES FOR THE NORTHERN BEACHES COUNCIL DISTRICT
BELOW ARE SOME (BUT NOT ALL) OF THE SUBURBS WE SERVICE IN THE NORTHERN BEACHES
- Avalon Beach
- Collaroy Plateau
- Curl Curl
- Dee Why
- Frenchs Forest
- Manly Vale
- Mona Vale
- Morning Bay
- North Manly
- North Narrabeen
- Palm Beach
- Whale Beach
If you live in any of the above suburbs, or anywhere in the Northern Beaches Council District for that matter, please feel free to contact us for a free, no obligation quote. Call 1300 DAPPLE (1300 327 753) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
LANDSCAPE DESIGNERS Northern Beaches - DAPPLE LANDSCAPE DESIGN
Here at Dapple Designs, we take great pride in our design versatility, and we are ready to embark on your outdoor project regardless of what genre it may be. Whether you are looking for a calm haven of tranquillity, a stylish, manicured area for entertaining friends, or a low maintenance outdoor space for the kids to run around, we are more than up to the task.
The success of a garden depends on selecting the correct flora for the climate, and with our extensive knowledge of the local climate and conditions in the Northern Beaches, our designers have no hesitations in guaranteeing that your garden will not just grow, it will thrive. Here at Dapple Designs, we are all about innovation, flair and style, while not trading off practicality and ease of maintenance in the process. We believe that an outdoor space has to be both usable AND beautiful. Our careful consideration of local climate and environmental conditions in each region (in this case the Northern Beaches Council District), coupled with skilful plant selection, ensures that your finished garden will maintain its wow factor throughout all four seasons.
Our head designer Julian Saw along with the Dapple Design team insists on creativity and uniqueness in every project. Careful attention is given to fully understanding your ideas and concepts before embarking to ensure that the finished result is what you had in mind. Our design team has a proven track record in creating plans that are not just “passable”, but that exceed your expectations when materialised. We firmly believe that the finished product should always outshine the stylish conceptual drawings and 3D renderings. Meticulous attention to detail is critical in delivering an outdoor space that blends with the environment and yet stands out from the crowd.
A FEW OF THE SERVICES WE OFFER
- Onsite Consultations
- Garden Renovations
- Landscape DA Plans
- 3D Modelling
- Drought Tolerant Landscaping
- Planting Plans
- Construction Details & Landscape Specifications
- Garden Design
- Pool Landscaping
WHY CHOOSE DAPPLE LANDSCAPE DESIGN?
Real World Designs – We are passionate about designing gardens, and understand the complexities of creating a design that will obtain swift council approval. Having a good working relationship with the Northern Beaches Council and an understanding of what typically is or isn’t accepted also gives added confidence that Dapple Designs can and will prepare DA landscape plans that won’t bounce around for months on end before getting over the line.
Affordable Rates – We have a genuine interest in providing affordable garden plans without sacrificing creativity, flare, practicality, professionalism or customer care. With time-tested workflows that maximise efficiency, we are confident that we will deliver noteworthy plans and savings at the same time. Come and discover our complete range of services as well as prices on the landscape design packages page of our website. Practical Designs – Without compromising on style, Dapple Designs are always determined to strike that perfect balance between style, serviceability, and resilience which every excellent garden design should exhibit.