MOUNT HAWTHORN COURTYARDS Contemporary Garden, Perth
Design ideas for a small contemporary garden in Perth. — Houzz
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Carol Bucknell Garden Design added this to
Playful colour. Hot pink is not everyone’s favourite colour, but in this children’s zone, using it for the retaining wall is genius. The colour makes a bold contrast with the green foliage and continuing it into the base of the playhouse carries the eye right around the garden, creating a strong visual link.
Janet Dunn added this to
Just kid aroundThe bane of barefoot Aussie kids, the bindii won’t trouble playtime with synthetic grass. Synthetic turf is widely used in commercial child-minding facilities and public parks with swings, roundabouts and climbing structures. Australian Standards has a complex safety formula for public playground applications. Backyard play areas are not usually such high-traffic areas, but if yours takes a pounding from active kids, consult a professional if you have concerns.In response to a question about the hygiene of synthetic turf on play areas, Henshaw says: “Polyethylene fibres repel dust, and don’t encourage bacterial growth. All play surfaces, including natural grass, have bacteria – we can’t live in a bubble. Sweep or vacuum the surface regularly.”
Kerryn Ramsey added this to
4. PlayhouseWhile a tiny cubby house creates a perfect play zone for youngsters, it can be revitalised as your child grows. Starting as a place for your little one to explore and learn, it can later be converted into a hangout area for tweens – an ideal place to get away when their friends drop in. Or, as your tiny tots eventually turn into teens, the playhouse could work as a quiet study room, followed by a parents’ mini-office after the kids move out.
Joanna Tovia added this to
Myth 6. It just looks fake False: Back in the old days, cheap and shiny artificial turf just looked like green carpet – and fully deserved its bad rap. New technology now delivers myriad shades of green, different lengths and shapes of grass blades, even brown yarns twisted at the bottom of the green grass that resemble the drying older blades of the real thing. For the most realistic look, pick a thatch of around 32 to 40 millimetres that combines several shades of green and has curly brown and gold shades in the base.