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Example 1 – Steep Section
The preservation of the Kowhai tree and the establishment of a vegetable patch and a sitting area were the requirements of this client. The challenge was the steep site.
Our response was to retain the bank to reduce the steepness of the bank and create a flat area and to bridge the wall foundations to preserve the root structure of the Kowhai and to curve the gardens, walls and deck to maintain a flow through the project to the vegetable garden. All the landscape elements combine to create this flowing, functional garden.
|View of Kowhai tree before||View of Kowhai tree after||View from opposite direction|
Example 3 – Modern Lines
This site required bold modern lines in the landscaping to complement the appearance of the house.
The steep and windy site required rocks to be used as a mulch to maintain moisture and suppress weeds.
The narrowness of the access ways necessitated the stepping stone style of paving for the walkways while the seating and tabled area requires a solid surface. The integration of these ideas coupled with the separation of space and area by trellising enhanced this project.
Example 4 – Added Space & Privacy
The client required automated irrigation and separate areas for outdoor living but the house has a North/South axis and therefore narrow yards on the east and west boundaries.
The small grass area adds to the feeling of space. The use of trellis throughout the project maintains a unity and provides privacy from the street and entrance path; but allows access. Trellis separates the utility area from the living zones. The house is below the roadway which created problems which we resolved with the use of a low retaining wall near the footpath.
Flowing gardens and integrated hard structure has satisfied this clients needs and incorporated the utility regions of the property in an appealing manner.
|At job completion…|
|Entrance||Small grass area||Trellis provides privacy|
|Two years later…|
|Planting plan grows into life|