MARVELLOUS MERMAID BEACHby Professional Turf & Garden
The challenge of landscaping a beach front property at Mermaid Beach, Gold Coast, Qld was an intriguing one.
Professional Turf and Garden has great experience in making a statement in both hard and soft landscaping with stylish, lush tropical gardens. The design brief for the property at Mermaid Beach was to use high quality plants which would have the effect of providing screening for the property. The client also required a water feature at the main entrance. Other challenges were the softening of hard corners of the property along with an entrance creating great impact using a water feature and planting.
With input from owners and landscape designers, Planit Consulting, Professional Turf and Garden employed an innovative approach to planting by using ex-ground foxtail palms and ex-ground coconut palms creating a lush façade.
For beautiful, but effective screening, a wire trellis and 150L magnolia “Little Gem” was used. In addition, the highest quality Regal Grass (artificial turf) was laid.
The overall effect was a softening of the hard edges added to by stunning cobblestone edging.
The biggest challenge in the project was the lack of road access. To overcome this, large cranes were utilised to lift ex-ground foxtail palms over the roof of a neighbouring property down into planter boxes. Large pandanus trees were removed from the site and replaced with ex-ground coconut palms on beach side. The use of Regal Grass Delite added in a specific nature area and around the beach areas was a wonderful complement to the design. It is also maintenance free. The result is a lush, tranquil garden by the sea that is serviceable and low maintenance.
Landscape Contractors: Professional Turf and Garden
Plant Suppliers: Lake Devon Nursery; Cudgen Palms; A & B Trees; Blue Sky Nursery
Builder: JMD Projects
Landscape Design: Samantha Baird, Planit Consulting
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