Family Fun, Ascot Vale

When meeting this client for the first time they introduced us to their 10m x 7m backyard and told us they were expecting their 5th child. Understandably what was most important to this client was that all the space was well utilised and with very little spare time on their hands a low maintenance garden was a must.

The challenge was to give the clients entertaining space as well as a fun area for the kids.

The backyard was essentially sectioned into two rooms with decking connecting the indoors with outside. Bluestone pavers were laid as they only require a simple hose down to keep them clean and a raised bed for the garden feature was constructed with gorgeous glass mosaic tiling to set it off. A feature putting green with a bunker that also acts as a sandpit was also constructed as part of the artificial lawn creating hours of entertainment for the kids.

The garden is fully irrigated with low maintenance plants and a space for a little herb garden positioned in front of the outdeco screens which are all retained by formboss corten steel edging. The garden lights are on automatic timers and can also be managed via remote control to illuminate the garden in any number of colour variations.

We have recently had our backyard totally transformed by James and his team from The Outdoor Landscapes Company. We are so pleased with the result – it has totally exceeded our expectations.

When we first met James, we explained the issues we had with our backyard and what we hoped to achieve. James came back with a design which addressed all of our concerns. The backyard he has created means we have an incredible entertaining and play area that is very low maintenance. It is not a large space but James has incorporated so many different elements into the yard while making it seem much larger than it did previously.On a personal level, James is very easy to deal with. He responds quickly to queries and provides updates so you always know what is going on. His team are very hard working and transformed our backyard from a dysfunctional mess into an amazing garden area in under 3 weeks. In doing so, they worked through heavy rain and extremely cold conditions just to get the job done.

We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend James and have already passed his details on to a number of friends who can’t believe what an amazing job he has done.