Our clients in McCrae on the Mornington Peninsula were excited to transform their new home build into a functional outdoor space that they could enjoy, including gardening, relaxing in their spa and adding their own artistic flair through sculpture.
The landscape construction needed to work with the natural upward sloping landscape, the materials and design chosen to capture our clients desire to create a relaxed and country cottage landscape design. The property faced onto a street and there was a property behind, both neighbours shared the same road access driveway.
The first step was to create structure, safety and platform areas out the back using retaining walls. We started from the back and built the retaining walls from the top down. Garden boxes were built around the existing small deck, which allowed our client to plant and create the perfect cottage garden with beautiful flowers. Sir Walter Buffalo grass was laid on the top area, the middle was chosen to be filled with plants and the lower level would be grass free with a vegetable garden and feature clothes line in the centre. On the bottom level, a custom built espalier frame was constructed and stainless steel balustrade wire was used. Sandstone pavers were laid in the grass free area with river pebbles laid around.
A small Merbau deck platform and steps were constructed to allow access to each level and Hillview granite was used in the step design which was locally sourced from Dromana. The larger side steps were built in collaboration with Dynes Eco Build. Our greatest challenge would have to be working with the slope, moving materials and especially a spa!
An existing structural retaining wall in the back was transformed using twisted Rio mesh to create a climbing wall for the plants over this retaining wall.
Up the top level our clients relax and unwind in their spa. Perfect Pool Fencing installed the glass fencing and we did the rest.
Out the front our clients wanted to build a space that they could further plant, including grow vegetables. A Corten panel wall was constructed to provide screening.
Out the front of the house, the area was cleared and two paths were constructed so that each neighbour could access their driveway from the road. The new landscape design was finished off with a custom designed Corten steel letter box, Western Port Lazer Cutting constructed and installation and design was by Coastal Creations Landscaping.
Our clients love their new landscaping and have spent many hours gardening and adding their personal touch!
Well done team!
We completed a poolside landscaping make-over for a home in Mornington on the Mornington Peninsula. Our clients had a lovely existing paved pool area, though the side yard had grass that wasn't growing due to a large screen hedge along their boundary fence which provided privacy, though blocked sunlight. The existing soil had poor nutrients and needed a healthy blend top up to ensure new plants would thrive.
The landscape consultation identified that our clients wanted a tropical feel to their garden design and landscape construction that complemented the existing black wood veranda. Our clients wanted a black pergola to create a focal point for their backyard pool area which was laid with Indian Sandstone pavers to add a WOW effect. Wire was installed inside the new pergola to provide support for Jasmine climbers that will have small white flowers all year round.
An existing small hedge was removed around the pool and a new wrap around retaining wall was constructed and painted black.
Irrigation was installed along with landscape lighting to create a visual appeal at night.
The clients chose tropical plants and grasses, including two established Chinese Windmill palms on either side of the pergola. The gardens were covered in mulch.
Our clients love the final result and enjoy seeing their new space even in the colder months. They cant wait to get outside and make use of their new landscape once the weather warms up!
Mel & Regan Spence
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