Friday, March 19, 2010

Six months on, we have landscaped!

So yes here we are - almost six months on from our move in date and we have landscaped back and front yards. All our own work and we are extremely proud of the blood and sweat (no tears that I can recall) that we put into this little piece of work!

Below is the sub-surface irrigation for our new lawn.

Then the lawn starts to roll out. Note - curved lawn edges are trickier than straight ones, but oh so cool when standing back and appreciating your own work.

Our pergola, custom designed and built by us.

Pergola roof detail.

Multi-coloured fence screens.

Fence screen and feature artwork.

Frontyard cleared, blank canvas.

Front is done!

Here's how the back yard looks now that a few plants have grown and the lawn and dog are getting used to eachothers company. Note - three months on and the pergola is still standing!


  1. It's looking fantastic. Grass, rocks, coloured panels, artwork... all amazing! Great job on pergola. Which material is on the pergola roof?

  2. Thanks Paul, we are quite happy with the way things turned out!

    The pergola roofing is a material called Makrolon. It's a more commercial product than laserlight but it's decently priced and looked a lot sleeker (in my opinion). Just do a search for 'Makrolon' and you'll find out all you need to know about it.

  3. Wow, what an amazingly stylish landscape, stunning home and fabulous post! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. What a great building project. Our builders in Torquay, South Devon and the South West would be proud to produce such high quality wormkanship!

  5. Hi, your house looks great, love your kitchen and bamboo floor. we are about to renovate our kitchen and put a new bamboo floor as well, and would like to ask you what brand appliances did you put in your kitchen? Love the colours of your kitchen as well, what is the colours of your bench top.
    Thank you in advance