New Home Landscaping – Front Garden Landscaping Project Athelstone.
The goal for landscaping this new home was focused on complimenting the façade of the house, plus achieving a practical solution for retaining giving driveway and pathway access to the house from the street, on what was a very steep sloping block. The clients were also keen to have as little maintenance as possible, so quality artificial grass was suggested in lieu of natural turf.
The front garden (below), as it was when landscapers from Visual Landscape Gardening came out to quote on the project. You’ll note there was a ‘clean-slate’ to work with, but it was clear that retaining was going to be a major component of the job.
Visual Landscape Gardening were chosen to complete the landscaping work. Experience handling all aspects of the project, offering a complete range of landscaping services was the main reason, coupled with using licensed landscapers that have a solid reputation of being able to complete all tasks in accordance with the Building Code Of Australia.
As Master Landscapers Of South Australia, a quality landscaping job is assured!
The new home landscaping of this front garden landscaping project consisted of the following elements:
- Excavation and removal of 120 tonne of dirt.
- Slab edge dampness treatment using two coats of waterproof compound and a 450mm damp proof membrane.
- Preparation of a compacted rubble base and pouring of exposed aggregate concrete paths and driveway.
- Excavation, pouring of steel re-enforced foundations and building of Hewnstone block walling and steps.
- Placement of Kapunda Bluestone rock retaining walls.
- Aluminium slatted fencing screens and gates.
- Aluminium link edge garden edging.
- Preparation of garden beds with gypsum, organic loam and water saver mulch.
- Base preparation and laying of Burnside synthetic turf.
Exposed aggregate was chosen for the driveway, to match the colour of the house and having a low friction coefficient is ideally suited to very steep gradients.
Aluminium slat privacy screens provided excellent fencing to the rear areas. Used as a gate on the left side of the drive by the boundary fence and in front of a wooden verandah on the right side of the property.
Hewnstone blocks, with matching copping were the obvious choice for building retaining walls and steps off the driveway. the colour matched the style and colour of the house perfectly and added real value for money.
This example illustrates how paving and landscaping go hand in hand, in this case with matching colours and natural stone to provide an entry that becomes an integral focal point to the overall landscape design.
The Kapunda Bluestone retaining wall matched the existing rock retaining walls in the street and provides good spots for planting low maintenance plants.
‘Burnside’ artificial grass is the ultimate low maintenance artificial grass, offering great looks, rebound properties and is 30% cooler to touch than most synthetic grasses due to Infrared Reflective (IR) technology.
Aluminium Link garden edging provides a clean, crisp edge, ideal for separating lawn and garden areas. It’s often used where edging is shaped or curved.
Garden beds were given special care, considering the amount of clay in the area, so Gypsum and organic Loam was dug in before top dressing with a quality water saver mulch.
Needless to say, the clients were happy about the new home landscaping Visual Landscape Gardening created with stunning but low maintenance landscaping ideas and design.
New Home Landscaping Tips:
When landscaping Adelaide new homes, many people wait until the house is complete and they’ve moved in before asking landscapers to come for a quote. This is a good idea. Living in the home for a few months gives you the chance to walk around the house and work out exactly how you would like the front garden and backyard landscaped.
Every front garden landscaping project is unique, so landscapers from Visual Landscape Gardening listen carefully to what customers have in mind, before suggesting some alternatives to get the same result at a cheaper price, or to increase the functionality or useability of the space.
Alby and the team of licensed landscapers Adelaide residents have trusted for over 30 years, are experienced with landscaping sloping gardens, utilising retaining walls to blend in with the house design and garden theme.