After many months (maybe even years...) of living with a front yard full of rock, we finally settled on a landscape design plan which incorporated all of the elements that we wanted, and also suited the design of the house.
We had done bits and pieces of planting ourselves, but like many landscape installs some things worked and some didn't.
We had underestimated the cost and significance of landscaping an 809 square metre block of land, that land size really becomes relevant when you consider that every square metre needs to be designed, excavated, planted, mulched, fertilised and irrigated.
We ended up finding Connor Branelly from Branelly Outdoor. Connor really understood what we were wanting to achieve, and it's one of the rare opportunities we had to work with someone on the project where the collaboration came really easily.
The installations started in late February 2020, right as COVID was kicking off in Brisbane. That meant that Michael and I were both working from home during the landscape work. That worked brilliantly as we were able to look out the window and give a thumbs up or thumbs down as Connor was showing us ideas or shouting out suggestions.