Residential Landscaping Makeover To Front Garden.
The front garden to this residence at Wynn Vale required a complete landscaping makeover. The client wanted a more formal look that was easier to maintain, better utilised the sloping block and create extra off-street car parking.
The existing moss rocks that divided two levels of the sloping block were relocated to create a feature garden bed at the front. These were replaced with a modern concrete block retaining wall and garden bed, that better utilised the sloping block allowing for a level lawn area. Steps with a plateau were incorporated, giving easy access to the front door from the driveway.
Grey was chosen as the colour for the ‘split faced’ concrete block retaining wall, harmonising with the existing paving-pattern concrete around the house and driveway and was finished off with a ‘bullnose’ capping or ‘coping’ paver to the top.
Existing red pavers on site were reused to create an edge dividing the new lawn; which was Sir Walter Buffalo® instant turf from the garden beds.
Garden areas by the retaining walls were planted out with a combination of box hedges, mulched with a quality organic mulch and finished off with polished black pebbles. Assorted drought tolerant plants were planted to all other garden areas.
A fully automated irrigation system was installed to make the front garden virtually maintenance free.
Finally, the council verge was paved with new Austral “Firestone Red” pavers to create extra off street car parking.
Sir Walter Buffalo® instant lawn turf was selected because it is drought and shade tolerant. A 90° herringbone pattern was chosen when laying the pavers on the council verge due to the vehicle traffic they will encounter.
Retaining walls made with concrete blocks are ideal to level out sloping blocks, creating more usable space.
If you would like local landscapers Wynn Vale residents trust to come out to your home and provide a free no-obligation quote on any aspect of landscaping including paving, fencing, instant lawn or artificial grass, retaining walls and irrigation systems, visit the free landscaping quotes page of our website.