A landscape that minimizes the need for high water usage. Minimizes the risk of ‘weed escapees’. Maximizes opportunities to accommodate local fauna. Minimize the use of products that are not sourced from a renewable source Create a garden that will bring long term enjoyment.
Identify North Soil type Size and position of trees and other plants staying. Existing ‘hardscaping’ Views External surrounds
What are you seeking from your garden? ◦ Colours ◦ Entertainment ◦ Recreation ◦ Vegies / fruit ◦ High shade ◦ A quiet retreat
Consideration be given where you will place: ◦ Shed ◦ Clothesline ◦ Rainwater storage
Other considerations ◦ Pets ◦ Children /grandchildren ◦ Curves, winding feel or straight and orderly ◦ BUDGET – how much are you prepared to spend to get your dream garden
Mulches can prevent up to 70% of evaporation loss and they are one of the cheapest and easiest ways to make the most of water in the garden. The best mulch is a well-rotted compost which will also improve the soil structure. 75 mm thick to reduce evaporation, help prevent weed growth