My own front garden make-over…

Before…(July 2016) A bit wild and bushy…Needs a haircut or a bobcat!!

getting ready for landscaping unruly garden needs landscaping

A massive pruning, several trip to the Dump…New plants after landscapingwith a bit of contrasting colour and shape. A couple of large plants to give the garden a sense of maturity. AND VOILA!  A NEW FRONT YARD!!
Total make-over cost around $550.00.

Porphry boulders

A nice little wall made from “lava stone” boulders . And this is where the bobcat’s side-tilt bucket comes in handy for tickling some of the fiddly rocks into place 

A brand spanking new garden showing off slate capped with sandstone. Note the black mowing strips to stop that pesky grass from invading the garden.



Before and after with massive cut Sandstone Blocks that really tested the bobcat’s power.
cut sandstone boulders   massive cut sandstone boulders






A Wall made from Sandstone fragments.

Like doing a jigsaw puzzle.         

sandstone fragments

This front yard won for me “Best New

Champion gardenGarden” in the Camden/Campbelltown Garden Competition in 1986. It also took out “Best Overall Garden” in Bradbury NSW. Five weeks before judging, my wife, knowing how competitive I am, entered our yard in the competition even though it was a junk heap…totally rubbish!! She certainly knew what made me tick!! Well, I got to work and levelled everything, built Sandstone-Capped Slate garden surrounds with new plants, Turf and paved driveway. I finished the day before judging, and the rest is history.

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