Saturday, April 6, 2013

Garden Demolition – Post Demolition Photos 

Wow! What a difference. The last two posts have focused on my backyard, particularly the design ideas and photos of what it looked liked before work began. This post shows the backyard cleared out, the first lot of plants for the hedge around the fence planted and the existing fig tree in the middle of the yard. It feels really open and large now..... so far so good! The plants I have chosen for the hedge are Murraya, they have a small shiny evergreen with a small fragrant white flower. This plant will grow into a full hedge which is really easy to maintain, it grows reasonable quickly and withstands the Australian climate. 
The idea is for the Murraya to grow to the height of the fence while in front of it another variety of hedge, Japanese Box will be planted and will grow into a smaller hedge giving a layered hedge look. Grass with be laid everywhere else. Unfortunately there are two drains which require access by council that cannot be grassed over so pavers will be laid over the top creating a small sitting area to the right of the backyard. 


Garden Demolition – The Before Photos

Let the demolition begin! I'm very excited to finally have work begin on the backyard. The previous post showed a number of different garden designs that I liked and I am using as guide to design my own backyard. My Husband has alot of faith in my decision on backyard design so I'm very eager to see his reaction when its all done and I hope he likes it too.... fingers crossed! 

As you can see the garden is a bit of a jungle, although the view is nice the space is unusable. I'm not really fond of garden beds so grass and a hedge is good option for me. 

Below are the 'before demolition photos' 


Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Backyard Blitz

Let the renovations begin! After many hours searching the internet for backyard inspiration I finally mustered up the courage to choose a design, or should I say a mosaic of different ideas rolled into my idea of a design of my future backyard. The above photos are my guide, especially the first figure of what I am hoping to achieve. The design brief had a few boxes that were definite must haves, these included a grassed area, a hedge on all three sides of the fence and the existing fig tree. My initial thoughts were to have a garden that is really green and not fussy which is why I am so keen to have a hedge to cover the fence and grass. As you can see the above pictures reflect the idea of green without fuss!Stay tuned as I document and post progress pictures!