breif was simple - make this front yard good enough to rent.
did that and more. After an inital on site consulation we decided that a low
mainteneace drought tolerant plant schedule was required. The inital design
was really the final design (hence the schetch) as it ticked all the boxes
for the landlord. Apart from minimal weeding this garden needed nearly no
maintenace at all which is great for rental properties.
the walled courtyard we removed the lawn area and replaced it with lilydale
toppings and garden beds.
the front we scrapped back the garden and installed a drip irrigation system.
After that we mass planted dianella "breeze" and Lomrada "Tanika"
in drifts through the two beautiful Canery Island Date Palms.
the walled area we also ran the drip irrigation and boarded the whole area
with Waterhousia Floribunda and underplanted with liriope muscari. In the
center of the old lawn area we built a garden bed with a multi stemed Bangalow
palm and surrounded it with the Waterhousia's and liriope.
also divided the paving area and pathway with a row of waterhousia to screen
the two areas once the plants get established.
property rented within a week of re doing the garden - a sure sign that first
impresions really do matter!