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The design was based around a family of 3 with a newly acquired puppy. Low maintenance was a must for busy professionals but with areas to relax and enjoy free time with friends and family. The design was focused on a pool and spa area with an overlooking entertaining area.
Low maintenance gardens were designed around the main pool area. The pool area is overlooked by an entertaining area equipped with an undercover BBQ outdoor kitchen. An enclosed lawn area for the puppy was constructed, incorporating a glass pool fence to keep a sense of open space.
An open front yard with a mature Ginkgo tree was used to add scale and interest, this incorporated into the front lawn. Steel edging defines the tree and lawn area and gives a neat finish and easy lawn maintenance without damaging the tree trunk.
Bay laurel and weeping lily pily were used for boundary hedging trees, these will become established in time. With light pruning and heavy feeding during spring and summer they will create a privacy screen around the whole property. A large lemon and lime tree was planted into the back garden, near the kitchen, to enjoy with gin or for lemonade over the summer months.
The extensive use of corten steel edging compliments the timber facade of the foot of the house and large format granite paving flows from the front pathway to the pool surrounds. Irrigation was installed in the garden beds and lawn for easy maintenance. The lawn of choice for this home was Sir Walter Buffalo. It is self-repairing and once established is drought tolerant. It is particularly hardy and great for high traffic areas such as around pools or a dog enclosure.
With the design already provided we had to ensure it complied to pool safety standards, some minor adjustments were needed to ensure local council and Australian regulations were in place.
Because of new concrete pathways and concrete base for paving we wrapped all exposed areas of the house in heavy-duty plastic to protect it from unwanted concrete splash. At the completion of the project, all the windows were cleaned to remove dirt we had created. Andrea returned to this property a few months later to check on plant growth and give some hedge pruning advice.
The Mordialloc project provides excellent pool landscaping ideas if you’re looking for inspiration for your backyard. View the before and after images below and feel free to contact us on 1300 262 821, or via our Contact Us to discuss your project.
Corten steel garden edging across the front of the house ties in with the timber façade.
Mature feature tee was used to give instant street appeal
Sir Walter buffalo turf for the hardiest lawn. It is self-repairing and drought tolerant, perfect for high traffic areas.