a contemporary landscape with a timber deck beside a tiled concrete pool, the pool is lined with layered trees and hedges.

New pool project 2

The initial brief from the client was to create a pool hard alongside the boundary to allow for a large poolside hangout and turf area. Due to the neighbours not signing a BA20 form, the pool design changed in size, location and style. The client wanted to maintain some turf area while creating a pool fitting with the landscape’s proportions. …

A rustic contemporary landscape with mixed textures, timber decking and a concrete pool.

New pool project – Seamless moat isolation

This project was inspired by its East Fremantle location. An eclectic mix of convict chiseled limestone, contrasting old and new architecture, crisp white sandy beaches and native coastal planting combined to create a theme for a robust family orientated landscape. The landscape design revolved around a large plunge pool creating multiple usable spaces for a family of six. Given the …

A pool renovation overlooking a river.

Pool renovation project 2

This renovation started with a very impractical rear space with an amazing outlook over the lake. The pool and the seating space in the rear landscape were separated by an awkward staircase. This created total segregation of the pool from the seating area as well as total segregation to both areas from the house. The challenge was to redesign the …

new pool design with sun deck and entertaining area

Pool renovation project 1

The renovations of a large family pool were undertaken due to the client’s children growing older. The requirement for a large pool for play was overtaken by the desire for a smaller boutique plunge pool. An addition of 40m2 of land to the block allowed the landscape to accommodate three alternative entertaining spaces. Two areas outside of the pool zone …

A beautiful modern concrete home with frangipanis and hedging.

Ocean living

Coastal living can make you feel like you’re on holiday every day.  For creating a relaxed tranquil garden that works with the coastal conditions consider the following when planning your outdoor space.   Planting When planting near the ocean the choice of species becomes noticeably different to those a few kilometres inland. Knowing the characteristics of each species will give …

A large frangipani

The perfect frangipani

The frangipani tree is one of our favourites here at TDL. Their minimal root structure and lush foliage allows them to work well in most areas that receive sunlight. Size The frangipani’s location will determine the size of tree that is needed.  If it is required as a stand-alone feature then the scale of the tree would be larger than …

A landscape designer at work.

Being a Landscape Designer

Have an interest in Landscape Design ? Tim chats to the Career Centre and gives you a bit of an insight into a day in the life of a Landscape Designer.  

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A guide to mulching

TDL speaks to Garden Gurus and explains the importance of mulching.  

The truth about autumn and winter gardening

Be more proactive in the garden Many people associate summer and spring as perfect planting weather, but don’t be fooled by warmer temperatures. In Australia, spring periods can be brief and summers vicious. Autumn is actually the perfect time for planting. Autumn and winter are fairly gentle and will allow your plants to settle in and produce many roots prior …

Novotel Ningaloo Resort – Our award for Environmental Excellence

TDL wins the Australian Landscape Industries Association’s 2009  for our work on the Novotel Ningaloo Resort. The Awards for Excellence were announced in Adelaide. In a media statement the President of the Landscape Industries Association of WA, Tim Richards said: “TDL designed and constructed a landscape that captured the unique character of North West Australia. At the time of commissioning in …