THIS IS THE BONES OF ANY GARDEN AND CAN LITERALLY TRANSFORM A SPACE. THROUGH CAREFUL PLANNING YOU CAN TURN CHALLENGING, SLOPING BLOCKS INTO USEABLE GARDENS WHILST MINIMISING EROSION AND MAXIMISING THE CAPTURE OF RAINWATER TO BENEFIT THE GARDEN.
There are many ways to reduce erosion and direct water to where it is needed including the use of:
- dry creek beds
- retaining walls
Hard landscaping can also give a garden substance and a sense of place, or add another ‘room’ to your home. Garden features that can be effectively incorporated include:
- seating areas
- bench seating
- water features
- retaining wall
- paths/pavers/edging/rock walkways
Given the many slippery native residents we have in our region, we also have design ideas to reduce opportunities for snakes to make themselves at home and also help maintain visibility around your residence.
Ideally, hard landscaping should be considered early in the process but it is never too late make improvements.