Formal Front Garden Landscape Design Makeover (Kingswood).
This lovely old home had an established front garden that was tired and in need of a makeover.
During the initial concept design session it was decided the existing paths and garden beds would be retained but replanted. Currently, the gravel paths had no edges and needed them.
In the rear would be a swimming pool and pavilion together with a spa and lawn.
The plants were dry and unkempt. The beds were weed-infested and had no mulch. This had to be fixed.
Towards the end of the discussion, Tony started sketching up the vision for the front garden landscape design featuring a Weeping Mulberry.
Delighted with the concept design vision Tony came up with, the Kingswood clients requested hardscape construction and softscape plans be drawn up so landscapers and other trades could build what was to be specified.
After the clients were completely happy with the finalised plans for their front garden makeover and the budget to complete the work, they were ready for the last step in the design process, to have the landscaping work completed.
The front garden landscape design called for licensed landscapers capable of handling earthworks, stormwater, paving, irrigation and installing plants. As there were a large number of plants, to make sure they would be planted to give them the best start in life, finding landscapers experienced with landscape horticulture was particularly important.
The clients did not want the headache of having to manage all the details for implementing their front garden landscape design themselves, so asked Living Pictures By Tony Stanton to handle all the logistics for them.
For the front garden makeover, a Weeping Cherry was planted as a feature tree. A path was paved to and around the tree which was underplanted with Tradescantia pallida and a Euonymus ‘Tom Thumb’ hedge.
‘Tom Thumb’ is a small, slow growing hedge plant used for hedges that are intended to be no more than 500mm tall.
Gravel paths were edged with a 75mmx5mm flat steel bar to keep the gravel and mulch mixing together, keeping the path cleaner.
Contrasting Snow in Summer was used as a ground cover together with white Fan Flower. Other plantings included Ornamental Garlic and Perennial Wallflower. Two existing Topiary Lilly Pillies were retained.
The rear garden had a large partially collapsed shed, some old untended trees and shrubs and old retaining walls and paths.
The garden was completely redesigned around a new fiberglass swimming pool with a pavilion at the far end. A new shed was installed at the end of the driveway. By keeping the shed close to the house it removes it from the view from the family room and allows the pool and lawn to dominate the garden.
The pool needed to be positioned with great precision because the space between it and the pavilion and the home was critical. A garden plan is a legal document and can be used to ensure that the pool company is correctly and clearly informed. In this case Tony worked with the pool company to ensure that the pool was placed accurately.
Plantings included, Pistachio for shade, Star jasmine for perfume, Dwarf Japanese Barberry for coloured foliage and Dianella for foliage contrast.
All chosen for their reliability and ease of care.
Would You Like A Front Garden Makeover?
Have something in mind but need a plan? Ask Tony for help.
After booking the initial concept design meeting then completion of both your hardscape construction plans and softscape design plans, you’ll have a good idea of what the costs will be to transform your current garden into the dream outdoor space you’re after.
Whether you’d like a formal or informal design, whether you have a small backyard to renovate, a courtyard garden to update or large front garden you’d like to transform, you can trust Tony Stanton to come up with innovative landscape design solutions to match your lifestyle.