Oak Valley Rd: From Lifestyle Block to Lifestyle Garden
To work from the design plan to transform a grassy lifestyle block into an accessible space, entertaining area and beautiful lifestyle garden.
The Folium Landscaping team are experts in their field - knowledgeable, solutions orientated and focused on the bigger picture. Our project involved many key players. The Folium guys worked collaboratively and to an incredibly high standard. They were a pleasure to work with and always respectful of our home. They bought our vision to life and encouraged us by providing alternative solutions and products that we had never considered before. The results are amazing! You can't overlook this friendly team of trustworthy professionals. Thanks, Folium!
Oak Valley Rd
JACKIE AND GRAHAM PARKER
Our first task was to excavate the property to create four distinct levels. Working with the natural slope of the section, we built each tier in line with the site's contour, building each layer up rather than needing to dig down.
- Level one: Accessway and planting
- Level two: Lawn and patio area
- Level three: Pool and patio area with connecting pathway
- Level four: An open lawn space
Each level required the construction of brick and plaster and timber retaining walls. Under each wall, we installed Nova Coil drainage and a scoria base-layer; this system allows for optimum drainage. We directed drainage flow out to the hedge line, therefore reducing watering requirements.
Once established, we developed each level according to the design, creating patios, pathways and steps using Cloud Sandstone pavers and coping stones from Urban Paving.
We installed Tiger Turf's Summer NV around the pool and patio areas for its hard-wearing and low maintenance qualities.
On the fourth level, we prepared the area, originally a paddock, to install a Woolgro lawn by digging out the existing layer of grass and spraying to kill off any remnants of the original growth. In readiness for the lawn installation, we applied a layer of Dalton's Premium Lawn Soil; this sets an optimum base-layer for a new lawn to bed its roots down and 'take' well.
Our clients now have a usable, low maintenance garden easily accessible from many parts of the house. Cleverly designed pathways interconnect all four levels. Each level has a distinct purpose and textural profile and will provide many hours of enjoyment for the clients family and friends.
Garden design by Naomi Gray from Sculpt Gardens