The client was tired of maintaining a lawn and trying to keep it alive throughout the drought. She requested it to be pulled up and transformed into a native garden.

As she enjoyed the sound of birds tweeting, plants and trees were selected on their high pollen content.  As the front area was on a slight gradient a porous riverbed-style pathway was designed to sit in harmony with the garden and reduce the slip factor.

The features of the garden consisted of:

  • Granitic sand, river stone pebbles, rusty steel edging and sandstone boulders
  • The plant selection consisted of highly floriferous Hakeas, Grevilleas, Callistemons, Acacias trees with prostrate Banksias and tufts of lomandras and carex grasses.