Landscaping Diamond creek

BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS

We met with this client before the house construction began. He wanted a low maintenance garden that would thrive in a Melbourne climate. Meeting before construction began means that the garden beds were decided early and the builders were more thoughtful in protecting areas that would eventually planted into. The client was also advised to run a small pipe under the driveway for future access which he thought was a great idea.

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ST Helena Landscaping

This clients garden was overun by weeds with only a few plants so Plantwise weeded planted out the garden and mulched. We also removed a few small trees and shrubs including an old unproductive fruit tree that was remove and replaced with a lemon tree. We also built a vegetable garden nearby with improved soil, manure then mulched with sugarcane ready for the client to plant into.    Before and after photos below,

 

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Ferntree gully Landscaping

This client had planted out there garden with a selection of plants that they liked but they weren’t suited to the conditions and they all died. So with our expertise we were able to show them a selection of plants that would grow in their garden so they could choose the ones they liked. The Plantwise team then planted and mulched the garden beds all the client needed to do was enjoy his new garden that has survived this time.

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Beverage New Lawn

These clients had recently built a new home on a site that is black volcanic clay which is a very hard surface but full of the nutrients that plants need. These nutrients are unavailable to plants as it is just too hard for the roots to penetrate. To remedy this we added gypsum and plenty of organic matter, (a soil and compost mix) to break up the clay. Once we leveled the area we laid Santa Anna couch which is a beautiful fine leaf which is thick and soft just like a rug you would buy for the lounge room floor. Santa Anna also has the benefits of being drought tolerant, hard wearing and much less invasive than Kikuya.

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Kangaroo Ground Pre-School

Kangaroo Ground Pre-School was a new building with no garden that was exposed to strong winds and hot sun. Angela created a garden that inspires the imagination and inhances the play and outdoor experiance of the many children that will enjoy the garden as it grows over the years. With trees for shade, plantings to create a screen from the wind, a teepee for hiding, a bridge over a dry creek bed to fish from, a fairy garden with resident fairies, vegetables growing to learn how a little care has its rewards and plantings that stimulate the sences while creating shelter for the children and local wildlife.
Angela also spent time with the students of Kangaroo Ground primay school building a frog bog in an area that was not used because it was so wet, now it supports local bio-diversity as a frog bog.

Kangaroo Ground Landscaping

These client had renovated their home and needed a garden renovation around their home. Plantwise selected supplied and planted plants to complement a country style garden, that were drought tolerant, could grow in poor soil and be low maintenance. A large area was seeded to create a functional, and appealing lawn area for the family to kick a footy on or play a game of Cricket.

Craigeburn Landscaping

These clients had planted a few different plants to suit their tropical theme with no success. Many plants were dying or dead and weeds had taken over the garden beds. Plantwise was able to give them a better plant selection that would not only survive but thrive and also make you feel like you were in a tropical paradise. Plantwise carried out the works improving the soil, supplying and planting the plants and mulching all of the garden beds.

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Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show

Did you visit Angela and her formal Australian native garden at Melbourne international flower and garden show 2011? (Photos featured below). Angela’s concept and design was selected to be featured in the NGIV avenue of achievable gardens.  Angela was also interviewed on 3aw’s Sunday morning program Big backyard by well known personality Jane Edmenson.
Thanks to sponsors Bridges nursery Hurstbridge for the plants and garden features and Romantic nursery Lilydale, Weeping grevillea nursery Kangaroo Ground and Specialty trees Narre Warren East, suppliers of quality plants and service.

Angelas garden at Melbourne international flower and garden shows avenue of achievable gardens March 30 to April 3 2011.

Achievable garden recipe card for Angela’s garden at the Melbourne international flower and garden show.
“A couple of things were missing, the weeping Grevilleas were Grevillea pinnatifida avaliable at www.weepers.com.au. The plant that looked like moss under the urn was the scleranthus.

Thanks again to
Bridges nursrey Hurstbridge
www.weepers.com.au
www.specialitytrees.com.au
Romantic nursery www.larkmannurseries.com.au
Yarra view nursery

Angela’s interview on 3aw big backyard with Jane and Steve Sunday 3rd April 2011