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 the right level to drain to a suitable drainage system. Colourful plants were preferred.
Solution: Excess soil was removed to get the correct levels. Raised timber gardens were built around the perimeter, and the old fences replaced with oriental trellis. Exposed concrete with timber inlays was installed at new ground level and new drains laid to capture the water runoff .
The new gardens included plants like Camellia, Hydrangea, azalaea, Daphne, lavender, Trachelospermum( climber), Pandorea (climber).