Friday, June 29, 2012

Elsternwick 2010-2012

This Job was started back in 2010 and was completed in conjuncion with Rafael Schouten.
We started with the back yard, giving it a complete overhaul, replacing the tired lawn with bluestone stepping stones, a pond and some vege growing beds.

One year on...

The next phase was to redo the side of the house, which looked like this...

The brief was to create a Persian Style rain water harvesting garden.

The pond collects water off the roof which then passes through and out into mulch basins in the garden. More water was saved with the installation of 12,000lts of water tanks and a laundry to landscape grey water system.

We used recycled bricks which were pulled up from the renovations out the back. We also were able to use some of the extremely sandy soil from the pond dig out to make mortar for the paving!

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