Courtyard makeover with lighting effects A new deck, fences, low planters, walls, steps and lights making a wonderful outdoor space for all hours.
This garden is next to a coastal inlet so needs plants that tolerate salt winds. As the soil is sandy and free draining, irrigation was used to help plants over the drier months. The large pohutukawa at the front were thinned and reduced to keep a screen but not to create too much shade. The […]
Before we did a makeover on this Khandallah courtyard, the site was messy, and access was unsafe. The fences, steps and walls were all failing. There was no flat areas suitable to enjoy the outdoor space. The driveway had old pavers that needed replacing as they had sunk in places. New fences, walls, steps were […]
Problem: This inner city property had a backyard which was overgrown with weeds and grass and was not usable. The ground level was higher than the house floor level, causing drainage issues. The existing gardens were overgrown and the trees were in poor condition. The client wanted a usable outdoor entertainment area that was at […]
Using native plants on a bank Recently we completed a garden with a steep bank behind it, part of which was crumbling. We excavated back the overhanging part of the bank and used rock anchors and mesh to hold the newly cut back bank. You can use sprayed concrete over the mesh, but in this […]