In a landscape project, it is what lies beneath that is crucial yet is often where much of the cost and time is spent. It is also what separates a good landscaper from a bad landscaper and it is often well after the garden is completed when inferior foundations are revealed.
Spring really is the most appropriate name for our current season. In Melbourne, the first signs of appear seemingly overnight; trees that were previously bare-branched acquire a coat of light green buds, a daffodil appears where you’re sure there was nothing yesterday, and blossoms open like a well-rehearsed chorus line. Then, amazingly, the whole process speeds up ever more. Trees suddenly have all of their leaves and entire flower beds are full of colour and we realise the earth is fully awake.