Hawthorn East exposed

Client: Natalie and Dean

‘We’re more than happy with the process, communication, attention to detail, value and most importantly, the RESULT! We not only recommend Southern Rainforest for your garden, but strongly insist you get a quote for your Landscaping needs.’

Suburb: Hawthorn East

Project: Front and back garden

Duration: 8 weeks

Scope: Install exposed aggregate concrete drive and pathways, drainage, irrigation, planting and lighting.

Process:

Below: Started by removing old lawn, shrubs and driveway. IMG_5152102103104   Below: Concrete slab for shed base.105   Below: Installing paved edge.107106109110111   Below: Installing automated irrigation system.112   Below: Turf and plantings installed before concrete.113114   Below: First glimpse115116117   Below: Pouring front driveway.118   Below: Expansion cuts.119     Below: Starting to take shape.121122123125127128130131132133135136137138139140141142143144145146147 148

Bluestone exposed

Client: Ann & Ken

‘Brett Cowan and Southern Rainforest have recently completed remodelling our front drive, path, entrance and lawn. The job was started and completed on time, and we are very pleased with the result and workmanship. Brett is very reliable and professional. I have no hesitation in recommending him to any prospective clients.’

Suburb: Glen Iris

Project: Front yard

Duration: 4 weeks

Scope: Remodel dated front entrance and driveway, replace with sawn bluestone and exposed aggregate concrete.

Process:

Below: Existing paving, capping and steps removed and recycled.

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Below: Bluestone custom cut and laid as edge, steps and path.

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Below: Bluestone and exposed aggregate concrete was then sealed for wet look finish. Synthetic turf replaced pebbles and pavers.IMG_3726 IMG_3730 IMG_3759 IMG_3764 IMG_3767 IMG_3772 IMG_3774 IMG_3775 IMG_3780 IMG_3782 IMG_3788 IMG_3797 IMG_3799 IMG_3800 IMG_3808 IMG_3831 IMG_3835 IMG_3775

Clinker wall and driveway

 

Clients: Anh & Danh

Suburb: Glen Iris

Project: Front garden

Duration: 8 weeks

Scope: Front brick retaining wall needed replacing and driveway needed widening to suit clients growing family.

Process:

After 50 years of weathering, retaining wall and driveway needed replacing.

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20120830_173420As the clinker bricks are no longer in production they were cleaned and reused, this added character and matched house. Other additions were, paved driveway on concrete base, lighting, irrigation, instant turf, mulching and planting.

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Balwyn front garden

 

Clients: Sally & Rob

Suburb: Balwyn

Project: Front garden

Duration: 4 – 5 weeks

Scope: Client’s had a very busy lifestyle and over 20 years had no time for their front garden. They requested a low maintenance garden and new driveway.

 

Process:

First glance, 20 years of growth

 

After vegetation was removed, shaping and excavation began.

 

Concrete base was then installed.

 

Then a 3 blend mix of clay pavers were selected. At the time it seemed too much, though as the photos display the 3 blend  creates a striking appearance.

 

Paving complete, now time for planting.

Project complete and clients happy.