One of our gardens designed, built and now maintained by Impressions Landscape – Design has been featured on Australia’s Better Homes & Gardens television show!!
Our cleverly designed Concord garden was selected to appear on the shows segment ‘small space gardens to inspire’. The team worked extremely hard on this garden and all the hard work has paid off. The project was completed just in time for Christmas of 2013 and has since flourished and developed into a beautiful outdoor space to be enjoyed by the whole family.
A big thank you to the Warner family for allowing the shows camera crew to take over their garden to film the segment.
To view the video online please click on the link below and watch the first 2:48 for a glimpse of this amazing project!
Here’s a snippet of what the garden looked like when it was first finished. With the help of our talented maintenance team you can see from the video how much this beautiful space has grown into itself.
Now that the summer months are behind us and we’re bursting into autumn, we asked our Horticulture Manager – Keith Hunter, to pick out a few of his favourite autumn garden performers.
Watch this space for more autumnal updates….
Hydrangea quercifolia produces very long white flowers from late spring into early summer, personally the main attraction of this shrub is it spectacular foliage.
Widely known as the oak leaf Hydrangea, the foliage is big and bold and turns deep red during the autumn months. Avoid the temptation to remove any spent flower heads too soon, the pure white flowers can take on a light pink tinge, and as the flowers degrade further they become almost paper like in texture and brown in colour.
This Hydrangea may grow up to 2 meters in height, but can be easily pruned to maintain an attractive and balanced shape. Any pruning should be carried out in late winter – removing all dead, diseased and damaged growth. This is also the perfect time to remove those faded flower heads from the previous season…..if you haven’t already.
This herbaceous perennial often known as either the wind flower or Japanese Anemone, blooms through out the autumn months and is ideal for any shady or woodland themed garden. Flowers are produced from late February onwards and stand at just under a metre tall. During the winter months the plant shuts down and becomes dormant, this is an ideal time for some garden maintenance to prune away all of the previous seasons growth.
Their are many cultivars available, which vary in flower form and colour – from the elegant white through to dark pink. Anemones are an excellent companion when planted with Japanese maples, Camellia sasanqua and shade loving ferns.
Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’
This perennial has been in bud and looking great for the past three weeks, it’s now in full flower and looking spectacular. Adding a great splash of pink to this garden design, it’s first on the list for any mixed planting combination. This Sedum can become quite leggy and top heavy. We prune our specimens back by a third in early December. This promotes bushier and compact growth, preventing the plants from splaying open when in flower.
An evergreen shrub often known at native lasiandra which produces light purple flowers throughout the autumn months, and should be considered as an alternative to the popular Tibouchina, which is widely notable across Sydney at this time of year. Although Melastoma doesn’t grow as big or as densely as it’s the South American counterpart, it’s still a great late flowering shrub to consider for any garden design. Removal of all old wood in late August will encourage the plant to burst back into life and set bud for an impressive autumnal display.
This evergreen ornamental grass adds so much value to a garden bed. It’s height and graceful movement make it an excellent addition to a mixed border, looking equally effective planted en masse in large drifts or as individual accent plants. From early autumn it produces stunning airy plumes that glow when lit up by the early morning sun. Regular lifting and dividing will keep the over all size of the plant in check and keep the plant growing vigoursly.
Our Horticulture team were delighted with the perfumed trellised Star Jasmine greeting them on entry on their recent Garden Maintenance Service visit to our Layabout Lilli Pilli Project.
This trellis design and Corten steel wall art has successfully softened the once dominant hard wall space. A simple but effective sensory feature. The signs of a flowering Star Jasmine definitely exemplify the welcomed transition into the warmer seasons… and who wouldn’t welcome this!
Check out our Dee Why garden after our recent Garden Maintenance Service visit. This garden was completed early this year and is just starting to come together nicely after a couple of garden maintenance visits. Our green-thumbed maintenance guys are manicuring these topiary balls and they are starting to fill out. It will make for some simple but effective planted sculptures in the years to come.
Meet Keith; Impressions Landscape – Design’s Horticulture Manager and chief of plants and plant care!
Our Horticulture and Garden Maintenance service department can handle all aspects of garden finishing and up-keep. This includes all comprehensive horticultural practices, irrigation installation and maintenance, lawn care, as well as property presentation and horticultural maintenance on new and established gardens.
Schedule a free on-site consultation with Keith to discuss a garden service plan to suit you and your garden…
Call Keith on 0452 240 322.
Or email him at email@example.com
Do you or anyone you know of require professional garden maintenance services???
Our Sydney wide Garden Maintenance Division have been hard at work… These gardens sure have been soaking up the recent down pours we have had the last few weeks. After rain comes work.
Impressions Landscape – Design offers the highest level of complete garden care and horticultural expertise.
No matter the season… There is always something that should be getting done in your garden!
Contact Keith our Horticulture Division Manager on 0452 240 322 or email him on firstname.lastname@example.org to organise a garden visit.