Back yard - Aussie Style

January 26, 2012

We are two VERY happy campers as our back yard is 98% finished and EXACTLY what we wanted.  It's sustainable, all locally sourced, native & in our minds, unbelievably beautiful.

Here's a few before & afters...


This was a really low point directly behind the house which suffered from pooling water after only a little rain.  Beneath the creek bed, Andy has run some drainage and used the left over bricks, smashed up,  just under the dry creek bed.


Its a little hard to see in these pics, but our gorgeous Ironbark deck extends into a "jetty" which then juts out over a dry billabong.  This area used to be "Lake Cranbourne".  Now, if it overflows, it's channelled to the storm water.


This is our North boundary which we originally had lined with Blueberry Ash. The problem was I had nowhere to dry any washing & didn't want to plant a hills hoist in the middle of our yard or purchase a dryer. So Andy came up with the idea to span some tensioned wire between two railway sleepers to blend with the climbing frame we have outside our bedroom door.  We'll grow some jasmine along the wires too, so the clothes take on a little of its scent while they're drying.


We love love, love it.  I'll no doubt post many more piccies in the coming days.

The hugest of huge thank yous to Andy from Eskape Landscapes. If anyone wants work done, I'd happily pass on his contact details.

6 comments :: thanks for sharing!:

Janine K said...

Looks fantastic, and I'll bet you are glad to see the end of the dirt, its currently doing my head in!!!
Will pop around to check it out soon.

newbuild said...

Looks great Reinsey! It is such a relief to get the barren/after build mess site looking complete and neat! Enjoy it now guys!

Debra said...

Seen in the flesh and outstanding creativity! Happy evenings on the deck.

Yam said...

Wow! This is fantastic!

Who did the design? Definitely different and beautiful. Please post a night photograph.

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Hancey said...

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