Laser cut privacy screens & Landscape design, indoor-outdoor living by Boodle CoVictorian Garden, Melbourne
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11. Petal and steel courtyard. Melbourne, Australia
Understanding your water meterThe water meter is worthy of some attention. First, ensure you know its location, because the garden can grow up around it.A good practice is to draw a water meter location map and put it alongside other accessible emergency information. In addition, ensure all family members can turn off the water in case of an emergency where you can’t get to it yourself, and repeat this test every year.To turn the water off, twist the shut-off valve (a tap handle visible here between the bars of the gate, to the left of the image) to a position that’s perpendicular to the pipework entering/leaving the meter. Any faults can be referred to your water supplier and they will repair it at no cost to you.The meter is owned by your water supplier, but all pipework running into and through your property is your responsibility. So it’s in your interests to ensure pipes are kept in great condition, and any work done on them is done well.
3. Laser-etched screensLaser-etched screens have been around for many years now, but I’ve recently seen some amazing designs and patterns emerging. I particularly like the designs that feature less metal, like the one pictured here. After all, it’s the negative space that’s the real star.Laser-etched screens are the perfect solution for creating privacy when an aesthetically pleasing background is required. They’re easy to install, manufactured off site and look amazing surrounded by plants. I’ve used both Corten and powder-coated steel for feature screens and many different variations of patterns. Get creative, have some fun and ask your steel fabricator to push the boundaries with what can be done.The Seduction of Outdoor Sculptures, Screens and Installations
I love the simple elegance of this setting. The emerald green Buxus provides form, the blossom tree is a pure display of natural beauty and the amazing Corten steel screen provides a perfect backdrop for it all while adding a little extra privacy to the street front windows.TIP: If your Buxus starts to show yellowing or bronzed leaves, you may have a lime deficiency. Treat the soil with a light application of dolomite as per the instructions on the packet.
Laser-cut screen. This laser-cut screen is more than just a floral artwork – it’s also a handy privacy panel that demarcates the porch and the garden. The floral motif, meanwhile, mimics the blossoming trees. Designed by Boodle Concepts in Melbourne, the screen also harmonises with the wrought-iron detail on the terrace.