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Up the Garden Path

Garden%20Path%20March%2008.jpgWe’re super stoked to have finished our gorgeous garden path, which has been creatively recycled from our huge old concrete driveway. Where the massive driveway was we now have a smaller driveway more suited to our needs, a water tank, and a gorgeous area planted out with a few citrus, a macadamia, davidson plum, and other fruit trees. By breaking up the hard surface area, we’re also improving the water quality of our local creeks by reducing runoff, minimising risks of local flooding and making sure we get maximum absorption of water on our block for our garden to thrive.

We’ve filled the gaps in between the concrete blocks with soil, and are establishing the very low growing groundcovers brahmi and pennyroyal to hold the soil in place. The path is wide enough to get a wheelbarrow through with ease, and by carefully positioning the pieces with rocks and soil underneath, we’ve been able to create a level surface.

The path meanders from the front gate, down the side of the house past the water tank and nursery to the front door of the future chicken and duck house – which is our next project!

Reader Comments (1)

It looks lovely! Very nice work.

May 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCarolyn

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