Estimated Project Timeframe:
Design 12 weeks, Construction 6 weeks..
In this garden design a curved deck was constructed to reach into the back of the garden and create the feeling of being in tree tops. The project uses Australian Iron Bark decking in a warf deck profile which was sustainably harvested. This timber has a rich brown colour with a purple tone throughout. A number of Eucalyptus trees have been planted in the deck to strengthen the feeling of being in a natural setting.
The soil was very sandy and contained limited organic matter. We improved the existing soil by incorporating it with an organically certified compost, Blood and Bone, and a probiotic soil conditioner. In addition to this we planted a green manure crop which will grow for a number of weeks before being incorporated into the soil and composting down to enrich the soil further.
Ironbark sleeper walls were also constructed as well as a granitic sand driveway and pathways.
The planting design used a mixture of native and indigenous plants. This will mean that after the establishment period little additional irrigation
will be required creating a waterwise garden. To aid establishment a below ground irrigation system will be installed which uses captured rainwater.