The Landscape Design Challenge
Our client wanted to create a garden in harmony with the style of the house. They wanted a sustainable design, drought tolerant plants, flexibility with gardening areas, and increased outdoor living space.
We capitalised on the northerly aspect of the property in our landscape design to achieve a superior degree of sustainability.
The design maximizes the use of available space and creates drought tolerant edible garden with the inclusion of fruit trees, herbs and vegetables. We used recycled materials used in the landscaping surfaces and features.
While most of the plants are drought tolerant, these clients also needed water tanks and a water recycling system. In the summer months when there is no rainfall, they harvest grey water. The front yard is independent of mains water.
All of the sustainability features of the garden are out of sight to keep the beauty of the home. The lawn and gardens remain lush year round with an underground network of water hoses, fed by the water tanks. We designed the gardens so the three large water tanks are not visible.
The client also has a young family, so safety is a concern in the landscaping design. The equipment is not only out of sight, but secured and well away from the play and casual living areas.
The result is a garden with two entertaining areas (casual and formal), a play area for children, a private courtyard and formal front garden which welcomes visitors with an abundance of colour and food.