DDB DESIGN Exteriors & PoolsContemporary Pool, Melbourne

Exteriors of DDB Design Development & Building Houses, Landscape Design by Nathan Burkett Landscape Architects, photography by Urban Angles.

The trees at the back are ficus Hillii and the Bamboo is slender weaver clumping bamboo.

This is an example of a contemporary pool in Melbourne with stamped concrete. —  Houzz
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josiemljosieml wrote:28October,2014
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    DDB Design Development & Building
    7 years ago
    The tiles are honed bluestone supplied by the Landscape Architect.Nathan Burkett
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    DDB Design Development & Building
    7 years ago
    These Ficus trees are planted in front of a solid brick rendered wall so their root system at this stage is not an issue. ( 2-3 years old now)
leigh_gathersLeigh Gathercole wrote:18August,2016
  • belahug98
    5 years ago

    Love the design and colour scheme. What are pavers and coping?

  • maryannequealy
    5 years ago

    Pavers are honed bluestone and no coping tiles just square edge natural thickness bluestone tiles

leigh_gathersLeigh Gathercole wrote:18July,2016
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    5 years ago

    These trees have been pruned to look like this and are the work of Nathan Burkett Landscape design.

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  • Nicole Marue
    3 years ago

    what prouct is the fence made from

yogis1yogis1 wrote:27October,2015
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    DDB Design Development & Building
    6 years ago

    Unfortunately Bamboo doesn't change its nasty little habit of shedding when it is next to a pool. We planted Slender Weaver Bamboo which grows tall and slender and has a non invasive root system. Fills in the space quickly, adds a hedge and isalways green, Certain Clients are happy to live with a bit of shedding but it is your choice.

  • yogis1
    6 years ago

    Thanks for the advice.....not sure what to do now but it looks beautiful nevertheless!

banciosSoph Banay wrote:30March,2015
  • maryannequealy
    7 years ago
    A Charcoal 50 x 50 pool tile was used here with light grey grout
  • Soph Banay
    7 years ago
    thanks a million. do you know the tile brand/model number? cotto?
marabankmarabank wrote:11September,2014
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    DDB Design Development & Building
    7 years ago
    The Bamboo here is slender weaver but you would need to consult a Landscape Gardner , Architect or nursery for that information as we are builders and the Landscaping was provided by Nathan Burkett Landscape Architects.
  • Karen
    6 years ago

    What is the fence you used?

sennysenny wrote:9November,2018
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    DDB Design Development & Building
    3 years ago

    Hi There Thank you for your question. The landscaping was done by Nathan Burkett Landscape Architects Perhaps sit would be best to consult their firm regarding the underplanting.

jacqui_garsideJac wrote:2August,2015
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    DDB Design Development & Building
    6 years ago

    These pavers are honed bluestone supplied by the Landscape Architect Nathan Burkett

marabankmarabank wrote:11September,2014
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    DDB Design Development & Building
    7 years ago
    Again, you would need to consult a Landscape Gardner , Architect or nursery for that information as we are builders , not gardners and the Landscaping was provided by Nathan Burkett Landscape Architects.

What Houzz contributors are saying:

laurendunec
Lauren Dunec Hoang added this to 9 Low-Maintenance Poolside Plant Combinations25 June 2017

1. Clean and green In this tranquil Melbourne backyard, a combination of fig trees (Ficus microcarpa var. hillii), clumping slender weaver’s bamboo (Bambusa textilis var. gracilis) and a low-growing ground cover looks effortlessly chic. To get a similar look, choose poolside plantings with interesting forms and foliage, saving colourful flowers for other areas of the garden.Ficus offers the advantage of having little leaf-drop and filling in quickly to provide dense coverage – useful for creating privacy around a pool or covering a fence with green. Like all bamboos, slender weaver’s does exhibit some leaf-drop, but the designer, DDB Design Development & Building, has cleverly set it back from the pool for easy sweep up.Find a landscape contractor or gardener on Houzz near you for advice on plants that will thrive in your garden

jessicanockolds
Jessica Nockolds added this to Hedging Your Bets: Make Your Hedges Work For You7 November 2014

Plants can be trained to suit the location. This photograph shows how pleaching fig trees help to keep their growth under control while the raised canopy is very uniform. The light coloured trunks are accentuated to create nice geometric lines to suit the sophisticated, linear pool. TIP: Be mindful of your plant choices when hedging around pools. Deciduous plants can spell disaster as can many other trees and shrubs that drop leaves regularly. If you have children that are likely to splash a lot you’ll need very tough, chlorine or salt tolerant plant choices to ensure survival.

carolbucknell
Carol Bucknell Garden Design added this to 10 Ways to Make Your Small Garden Feel Bigger7 April 2014

8. Use pleached trees or tall, thin plants Pleached trees (where the foliage is trimmed to form a hedge) are ideal for small gardens as they let in light above and allow space for planting below. The pleached trees used here are the lush and dense Ficus microcarpa ‘Hillii‘. To their right is a planting of bamboo, ideal for narrow areas due to its tall, thin form. See how the lovely light grey trunks of the ficus echo the straight culms of the bamboo.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

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Y C added this to 20 Derby St5 May 2022

Bambusa textilis gracilis (Slender weaver) with root block + ground cover

helenpics
helenpics added this to landscape design23 April 2022

DO THIS - standard Lilly pilli trees across the back fence

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