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:

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Courtyard retreat

Client: Elizabeth & Michael

Suburb: Glen Iris

Project: Backyard

Duration: 11 weeks

Scope: Transform sloping block into a spacious and functional outdoor room.

Process:

Driveway and three established trees were retained and pavers were reused.

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Side boundary fence was replaced

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Excavation work began and over 50 cubic metres of soil was removed

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Drainage was then installed

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Steps built at each doorway

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Herringbone pattern

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Starting to take shape

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Planting, irrigation and mulch finished the project

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Child friendly garden

Client: Rachel & Andy

Suburb: Glen Iris

Project: Back garden

Duration: 7 weeks

Scope: Design a child friendly garden, with no steps, on a gently sloping block.

Process: Started  project by stockpiling topsoil.

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Hardscaping of edging and paving completed.

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Project was completed with the addition of irrigation, topsoil and instant turf, (clients completed mulching and planting).

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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.