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andscapes WA has evolved since its
inception in 2005 into a multi-disciplinary
residential and commercial landscape
company with a balanced mixture of
professional experience and youthful flair.
It carves out the most beautiful landscaped
environments thanks to immense knowledge,
technical ability, excellent customer service
and in-depth understanding of customer needs.
Whether you have a resort, retail outlet, corporate
campus, a home or an entire neighborhood,
Landscapes WA will transform your ordinary
surroundings into something extraordinary.
Thanks to the design expertise of Nic Russell and
Ryan Pontifex from Landscapes WA, the owners of
this recently upgraded Perth home now have
a garden of equal stature to their recently completed
Although they had a fantastic garden, they
wanted to bring the outdoor areas up to the same
high standard. They wanted to have a ‘wow’ factor
that would entice family and friends into different
areas of the garden, and they wanted to create
interest in the garden without increasing the
amount of time needed to maintain it.
Of contemporary design, all the garden areas
have a wonderful feeling of warmth thanks to the
abundance of natural materials, such as travertine
stone paving, stone cladding and timber decking,
combined with a lush and leafy palette of plants.
The emphasis on water adds to this feeling of
being embraced by nature. The front water features,
without being overstated, create an amazing
entrance, especially with the lighting at night.
Sitting either side of the timber boardwalk that
leads to the front door, the matching ponds make
a lasting first impression. In the rear garden, a water
feature is also the focal point of the design. This is
a multi-level feature, which includes a koi pond.
Another feature of the rear garden is the
‘sunken’ conversation area, incorporating built-
in benches, an ethanol-fuelled fire pit and silver
travertine pavers in a random French pattern. The
same travertine was used for the informal stepping
stone path from the washed aggregate path in the
front garden to the rear conversation nook.
Nic and the Landscapes WA team loved working
on this project and have been back many times to
share a drink and enjoy the garden.
Several key elements and distinct areas have resulted
in a garden that is inviting yet low maintenance.
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