The Experts in landscaping - Helping Newcastle &
the Hunter Valley Realise their Dream Since 2000
The Experts in landscaping - Helping Newcastle &
the Hunter Valley Realise their Dream Since 2000
The Experts in landscaping - Helping Newcastle &
the Hunter Valley Realise their Dream Since 2000
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Jason Reading Landscapes are your local award winning Landscaping & Garden Design experts.  We can transform your outdoor areas into vibrant, functional gardens and living spaces that compliments your natural environment and existing architecture.

Jason Reading Landscapes are a local family owned and operated, licensed and fully insured structural landscaping business, based in Maitland.  We’ve been in business since 2000 and have 90 years of combined experience in all aspects of residential and commercial landscaping services. 

When we design your garden or outdoor space you have an experienced, qualified landscape contractor involved with the design (to ensure its practicality) working in with a qualified landscape designer to produce your plans and the final design. 

We also offer engineering, certification, including council DA preparation and lodgement to simplify your landscape project!


Our Landscape Services


Retaining Walls

Do you have a sloped surface and you want to create a level entertaining area or tiered garden? A retaining wall supports an excavated or filled bank of soil or stone. Soil is held by one side of the retaining wall, while the other side is freestanding. This is a very common approach to maximising usable level ground on sloped housing blocks.


Laying pavers can be quite physical work and if the surface beneath the pavers is not prepared correctly it won’t be long until that flat path is an uneven trip hazard. Whether you would like us to do everything from design, paver selection, preparation and installation or just come in and do the heavy lifting we can help.



Decking is a great option for sloping sites, in most cases greatly reducing the need for retaining walls and sometimes removing the need all together. Decking can also be used to cover up or go over existing new concrete or old, tired concrete areas.


Whether for the start of new garden beds, a complete landscaping project or a new retaining wall, excavation by powered equipment is the most efficient way of moving earth ready for construction. Excavation is the process of digging up or digging out to remove earth and create a cavity or hole. If trees and shrubs are existing on the land to be excavated they might need to be removed or partitioned to avoid damage.



Since landscaping involves construction, an important aspect of this is concreting. A common mistake committed by people is the belief that concrete and cement are the same. Actually, cement is just one of the components of concrete, together with water and aggregate, which could either be gravel, rock or sand.


Add a relaxing outdoor entertaining area where you can be sheltered from the sun and rain. A pergola can create a focal point for a garden, a place to meet, a central courtyard or hidden retreat. A pergola is commonly constructed from powder-coated steel or wood with a paved floor and paths leading from the house to the pergola. Here are some important factors to consider when you plan to have a pergola constructed in your yard.


We see landscaping as both a science and an art. It can be a complete property transformation, or a few simple changes to an existing setup. Either way, any variation to your property should be carried out with precision and extreme care. Let us help you get the result you want.



To the untrained eye gardening might appear to be just another necessity of a house. To us however, a garden is a work of art. Our passionate horticulturists offer a wealth of experience and knowledge on how best to balance style, looks and the harsh and sometimes unpredictable Australian climate. Let us help make your garden the best it can be.

Our dedicated team consists of 20 full time team members consisting of qualified landscape contractors, machine operators, carpenters, estimators, designers and support staff. 

Jason Reading Landscapes is a business guided by the philosophy of owner operator Jason Reading. He believes that a garden should be stylishly designed, functional and sustainable, while improving with each season. Servicing Maitland, Newcastle and the surrounding Hunter Valley region for over 16 years, Jason Reading Landscapes has exploded from a business of one to employing a team of 20 full time staff.

Jason credits his business success to having over 90 years’ combined experience within his highly qualified and professional team, as well as a focus on providing the personal touch that can only be provided by small business.

 We also use a large and skilled local subcontract team to help us deliver our great landscape construction and design service across the Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Maitland, Port Stephens and Hunter Valley regions.


Completed Projects