Bring your garden to life.

Is your garden looking tired and not reaching its full potential?

Set your garden up for success with our initial garden restoration.

Once a landscape has been built, too often we see a decline in garden and soil structure health year on year.  Unless you have an experienced horticulturalist looking over your gardens, and understanding the role of nature and how it works, this may unfortunately be the case for your own garden.   

Generally, we find plants may not be in a suitable environment.  At the time of planting, there is usually soil full of compost however over time that compost will dissipate and the nutrient levels can be too low in the soil.  It gets to a point where just throwing in more fertiliser will not do the job.

Melbourne gardens can be so much better!  As part of our garden restoration, we will perform a soil test and create a plan as to how to begin building up the soil structure to create a better environment for your plants.   Usually, soil restoration will consist of composting, mulching, and other specific additives depending on the requirements of the specific soil structure.  We’ll also prune your plants for health and aesthetics and start to make any major pruning works for overgrown plants.

Garden Restoration

Our garden restoration

services includes:

Our Promise to You

Best Practices

We guarantee the best practices for optimum results.  Our Team has experience, knowledge and the back up of qualifications in this field.


We listen and work with you to achieve long term goals for your garden.  Whether that be maintenance, a garden rejuvenation or landscaping. 

Get Started

If you’re ready to bring your garden back to its best, then it’s time to call 2 Men and a Shovel.

Frequently Asked Questions

Although we do not claim to be landscape designers, we have very good knowledge of local plants and will come to the quote with a catalogue of potential options that we can recommend.  Our suggestions will take into account local environment and soil condition, amount of shade, plant size and maintenance requirements. 

All invoices are due within 7 days of job completion.