What is important? Usuable space framed with a living green aesthetic? We know what plants will survive the ruggers of the school yard. Yes we have seen some interesting planting schedules designed by professionals that apparently have never visited a nursery and touched plants. We source all of our plants wholesale, and know many growers personally. We can design the planting schedule or impliment a design. Rest assured when we are asked to mass plant Aeonium arboreum 'Zwartkop' Black Rose next to outdoor basketball courts, we won't! This plant is a succulent and would have been smashed to bits on the first day. Any anomolies in the plan you have been provided with - we will expertly review and consult with you on any changes we deem prudent. It is all part of our service.
In January 2017 we had the honour of landscaping a display home for Orion Homes at Warrilly on the Surfcoast Hwy Geelong.
Looking at display homes (as well as Pinterest) is a great way to get ideas for your own garden. If you have a wide or wedged shaped sideway that can see from inside your home and from your Alfresco consider what we did for Orion Homes. Ornamental deciduous trees that will allow maximum light in winter, random stepping stones to a side gate, with gentle under-planting to keep the weeds at bay might be your solution. Pictured here are Japanese Coral Bark Maples. Their trunks and branches turnbright red in the colder months.
Corten Steel elements bring a certain something to any garden. Sometimes a rusty old wheelbarrow thats been in the family for generations, and for other jobs we buy off the shelf (wholesale) or organise bespoke elements. Here we have planted seven 1.2m wide freestanding screens using stained timber posts. The three trees in front of the screens are Gleditsia's. The decking here is as per our clients brief; Eko timber decking in colour Greystone. Screens can be built in loads of different configurations, using render, timber, and steel.
In the front garden we built a 'shadow box' besser block raised bed and rendered it. The tree is a Lagerstroemia 'Natchez' or white Crepe Mrytle, underneath is Liriope, and in the lower bed we installed three Cycas revolta's or Japanesse Sago Palms - though you wouldn't want to be brushing too close to thee as they are a little spiky.