A front entrance with rustic mediterranean landscaping.

Garden Update – Mount Lawley

This Mount Lawley residence has been under our care for a number of years. In that time, it has matured into a lush, pillowy paradise. We recently had the opportunity to photograph this now mature garden after one of its maintenance services. Thick and verdant, this rustic landscape is a perfect compliment to its home. Softly shaped foliage in distinctive organic shapes make this garden a wonderful blend of formal style and homey comfort.

When this project was first designed & constructed by TDL, it was already a beautiful garden. The original construction was completed in early 2017 and included the mature transplant of several trees. The landscape was designed to compliment and enhance the existing pool & home structures. After years of maturation, this landscape has really settled into itself.

What’s been involved in this maintenance service for the past three years? Here’s an in-depth look at our maintenance services provided for this job.

Lawn Care:

  • Regular fertiliser once every 3 months
  • Bi-annual bore water system testing
  • Fortnightly mowing
  • Regular soil wetting agents applied via spreader and soil drenching
  • Regular irrigation checks
  • Fungicide treatment in spring summer and autumn

Tree maintenance:

  • Formative pruning during winter and spring
  • Arborists as-needed
  • Tree planting tablets every 3 months as slow release fertiliser
  • 1000L soil drench with sulphate of Potash on flowering trees during spring summer and Autumn

Plant maintenance:

  • Monthly visits for hedging and formative pruning.
  • Hedging includes fruit frees, buxus balls and cypress.
  • Regular irrigation checks
  • Fertilise gardens with liquid & granular fertiliser
  • Fresh, updated plantings as-needed, in line with the lush design of the garden

Hardscape Maintenance:

  • Wash down paving and pressure clean all areas thrice yearly
  • Yearly seal on granite
  • Yearly application of deck coating

Irrigation/Drainage Maintenance:

  • Large bore service (shared with 3 homes)
  • Thrice weekly drip line for a water-wise garden

Mulches & Soils:

  • This client does not want to see mulch, to keep the garden water-wise the plant selection needed to be thick enough to conceal the mulch
  • 50mm minimum of dark mulch regularly checked and maintained.
  • Soil solver under mulch
  • Regular aerating of the mulch

Want to know more about our maintenance services or book a single or recurring service? We’d love to help, reach out today for a chat.