The plants, selected to contrast the clean modern lines of the house. Flexible aluminium LinkEdge was used around the grass to create a defined perimeter and keep the grass separated from the garden mulch. At night, up lighting turns the trees into a magical sight appreciated by the owners and passers-by. The up lights are complemented by wall-mounted step lights installed in the retaining wall.
As the saying goes, you never get a second chance to make a good first impression, which is certainly the case with an entry garden. However, there’s a lot more that goes into a front garden design than many realise: it needs to look good from the street and the house, it needs to be easy to access and easy to maintain, and the design needs to show off the house to best advantage.