Luscious landscaping

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I tend to do things in phases. I wish I could wave a magic wand and it would all be taken care of, but budgets dictate that it’s the protocol to be followed.

Two years ago we landscaped our frontyard, a year ago we put in our lawn and veggie garden and are now looking at doing some hardscaping to it by adding a path and patio area with a little playhouse for Nathan and his soon to be sister.

I tend to give these things deadlines, always the same, Nathan’s birthday, which gives me till 17th June to complete it all.

I’ve already taken to buying some plants by making use of Stodels up to 50% off sale (ends May 6th, go, now!).

Being a self professed modernist I’m in total awe of the mid-century homes designed by Richard Neutra and Joseph Eichler, in fact I have an entire Pinterest board dedicated to Eichler’s work.

I’ve taken inspiration from them by using concrete pavers, stone chips and plants like flaxes, grasses and papyrus, as seen above. I love the overlapping of textures like stone, bark and raw cement.

While I’ve done the designs I’ve enlisting the help of our mate Anton Fourie of Stonescapes who worked with me on the first two phases of our garden to implement it all. We have just over a month to pull it together. I can’t wait

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