To achieve Marg’s brief, the whole site needed to be cleared. The pool and sheds were removed as well as all existing walls and paths. This allowed for a completely new layout, one that was attractive and much more functional. The pergola area was enlarged and access to the garden was created with wide, shallow steps from the pergola along with a ramp from the western end of the garden. Correct drainage was installed to resolve the lawn flooding issue and the clothesline was relocated and screened. Paths were laid to allow a journey through the garden, with a water feature that not only looked good but helped attract birds.
The planting was a mix of hardy exotics and colourful natives. Prunus ‘Oakville Crimson Spire’ was used across the rear fence to provide a screen from the upper neighbours. Crepe Myrtles were planted as small feature trees.