Backyard Landscaping Adelaide Suburb Of Colonel Light Gardens.
The initial consultation and briefing for landscaping Adelaide suburb of Colonel Light Gardens backyard was to completely transform the large area of predominantly lawn, incorporate a feature pool while working within a tight budget for what was wanted.
The pool area had to be planned and designed in a way that there was still a large enough lawn area for the clients two dogs to run around.
The project challenged us to collaborate between the old and new, to achieve a functional, private family area that still maintained the large lawn and garden area.
The plan was to locate the pool adjacent to a rear bay window and Besser block boundary wall which adjoined a garden shed. It was identified that the location would need to be privatized and the old structures screened using render and hardwood timber privacy screens.
To maintain a sense of depth and space, glass fencing was chosen to fence the visible area from the house side and tubular fencing was installed for the rest of the perimeter.
Surface water drainage was installed around the pool and wet lay paving and synthetic turf was used for the flooring. The existing block wall was modernized by using the same coping on the wall that was laid around the pool to tie it all together.
New instant turf was laid and the garden beds were redesigned to blend in with the new shape of the back yard.
Here’s a list of the different landscaping aspects completed to bring about this backyard landscaping project:
- The site was prepared, with about 100 tonne of dirt excavated for the pool and surrounding area works
- A fiberglass pool was installed and plumbed, with a filtration system set up in an existing garden shed
- A 90mm surface water drainage system was laid around the pool and plumbed into the existing stormwater system
- Re-enforced, 25Mpa concrete with a 0.2mm moisture proof vapour barrier was poured around the pool ready for coping and wet laying of pavers
- Hardwood timber privacy screens were installed to hide the shed, fence and line of sight from the front and side of the house. A hardwood timber gate was included within the screen for access to the side of the shed
- Urbanstone Donnybrook pavers with matching bullnose coping were wet laid around the pool, with expansion and grouted joints. Bullnose coping was also laid on top of the existing block wall
- Glass pool fencing was installed with a gate to one side of the pool and tubular pool fencing was used for the remining sides
- The besser block wall was rendered with a red sand mix to give a rustic terracotta look
- ‘Burnside’ artificial grass was laid within the pool area to make for a luxurious low maintenance garden area
- Garden beds were re-designed and new instant turf was laid to the rest of the garden area
Backyard Garden Landscaping Tips:
When ever looking at landscaping Adelaide residential gardens for a client, Visual Landscape Gardening take into consideration current lifestyle and future plans. It’s always a good idea, wherever possible, to consider low maintenance landscaping options, so you can spend more time enjoying your garden makeover instead of having to constantly work to keep it looking great.
While many clients start by thinking they’re better off using different companies for all the different aspects of their landscaping project, after meeting Alby Rogers, most are more than happy to save money and time by having Visual Landscape Gardening handle everything, including all council permissions and engineering reports required. This includes the installation of swimming pools too.