One of the things about building a new home is that although you start with a block of dirt and you end up with a home.
To make it feel like a home, and as a requirement of council so that new developments become more established, you have to landscape the site, and for better or worse Liverpool council has a strong preference for native vegetation.
My concept for the house was very simple, I wanted grass, not too many plantings, definitely none in the backyard, the dogs will just rip them up and a beautiful fragrant, flowering tree in the front yard.
Simple and elegant.
The plan that has been designed for us follows that concept but just has a few more plantings in the front yard and plenty of running room in the rear of the dogs. Thanks Nick Ison from A Total Concept Landscape Architects & Swimming Pool Designers.
|Kangaroo Grass, under the tree|
and beside the driveway
|Coastal rosemary, to grow into a hedge|
across the front and alongside the drive
|Water Gum, a big flowering tree in the front year|
|Detail, Water gum flowers|