This Balmain Landscaping Project involved a complete overhaul/makeover to a newly renovated home. It had a jungle of a backyard due to no maintenance during the renovation. The client wanted a simple yet attractive backyard space with plenty of natural beauty. It was essential to create something that would enhance the heritage renovation they just completed.
The clients had just completed their renovation and had not tended to their backyard during the long construction period. It was completely over grown with weeds, choko vines and unwanted palm trees that didn’t suit the home. Their backyard required some heavy duty maintenance and clearing to allow the works to begin.
Part of the brief also required the trampoline to be kept, used and incorporated into the landscape. To give the boundary/borders between the turfs and gardens, we went with a sienna treated pine sleeper. Sienna sleepers have a copper coloured finish and is a strong, budget conscious and durable garden edging option.
We planted the gardens with a hedge/screen of Lilly Pilly to screen the large neighbouring retaining wall and other fences. A low border hedge of Raphiolepsis was used to compliment the large hedge. This planting scheme would suit the heritage renovation once established. Approx 8 cubic metres of fresh turf underlay was imported ready for a new Sir Walter Buffalo turf lawn. The landscape was completed with eucalyptus ‘forest fines’ mulch.