The development of this Woolooware yard was a desire collaboration involving customer and landscape designer Grant Boyle of Fig Landscapes, individual offered his client’s enthusiasm for native crops.
A day expended picking out indigenous vegetation alongside one another at Unique Nurseries shipped all the products essential to comprehensive the outdoor place, as most of the hard landscaping materials were by now on internet site. Substantial sandstone boulders, recycled railway sleepers, an old driveway slab that was employed to build concrete steppers, and outdated flooring joists leftover from demolition ended up all integrated into the style and design. Fortunately for Grant, he enjoys a excellent rock. ‘The even bigger the far better!’
Without indicates for irrigation, it was critical to choose vegetation that could maintain water for extended intervals of dry weather. This conscious solution to the native conditions authorized Grant to do the job with succulents, cacti and other drought tolerant crops, which he’s been utilising additional and extra in his gardens, as dry periods get for a longer period and additional rigorous. To complement these sturdy, textural plantings, rusted Corten steel edging borders the garden, delineating the native plant palette and grass trees that sprawl throughout.
‘I appreciate the way the ground addresses have taken over the pathway, producing a meandering journey to the concealed fire pit,’ states Grant of his favorite aspect of the backyard garden. ‘And the way the Pennisetum (Fountaingrass) sway in the wind and capture the afternoon gentle in their flowers.’