Landscapes WA is a leading professional landscape company that provides a complete service from design to construction.
Each stage of the landscaping process is personally managed by the company’s
qualified, in-house staff, meaning nothing is outsourced to contractors.
Landscapes WA specialises in all things horticultural, from lawns and reticulation to decking and alfresco areas.
Since its establishment in 2005, Landscapes WA has formed strong relationships with leading building companies such as Dale Alcock Homes, earning the title of their preferred landscaper.
This simple yet visually appealing landscape was carried out by Landscapes WA in conjunction with Dale Alcock Homes.
The key requirement of this display home’s brief was to demonstrate how a low-maintenance garden can be functional while radiating style.
Another directive was to make use of every space in the backyard.
To demonstrate how a range of functional zones can be implemented while maximising the available space, Landscapes WA created a design that went beyond the norm.
A basketball court was implemented to create interest in the different spaces throughout the yard. It also lends itself to keeping children or teenagers occupied while the adults entertain in the decked alfresco area on the other side of the home.
These spaces serve different purposes, but they are linked by Merbau-decked boardwalks that have been built around statement pieces such as large urns illuminated with garden lighting. Granite steppers connect the deck to the basketball court.
At the front of the home, decking was laid over split levels leading to the front door, creating a dramatic entrance while subtle low-maintenance plantings and pine bark-mulched garden beds hint towards the coastal location.
Brick rendered planters to the rear of the yard hold a range of pretty yet easy-to-care-for plants including dracaenas, strelitzias and native grasses.
Completing the gardens, Landscaping WA hung some screen art from Eco Outdoor, which can be painted any colour to match your decor.
Instantly appealing, this modest garden was created with function and form in mind.
As well as connecting the indoors with the outdoor zones, it was designed with the intention of being visible from each part of the home.
Stepping out from the living room and kitchen, the Merbau-decked alfresco forms an extension of the entertaining area complete with a barbecue and tall planting along the perimeter. This screens the high fence while giving the garden a mature, established appearance.
Beyond, a separate curved seating area around a fire pit is covered with rainbow stone for easy care. The circular, tropical-inspired region is ‘framed’ with frangipanis, strelitzias and cycads.
At the front of the home, the simplistic, low-maintenance theme is continued with pine bark-mulched garden beds, highlighted with artificial turf.
The striking entrance portico is further enhanced with the strategic placement of a yucca in a simple stone planter bowl, completing this garden with maximum street appeal.