The Brief – Vegetable Garden
The clients wanted to utilise this unused area of their backyard for a productive vegetable garden.
We had previously prepared this area as part of a retaining wall project and so had installed access to tap into storm water drainage.
The clients also wanted the Veggie Patch fully irrigated so we laid PVC pipe from the site of a future rain water tank and pump with irrigation pipe to connect to the Vegetable Garden and also other lines into the pop-up lawn irrigation before the area was paved for their boat.
Since lawn and sprayer irrigation are the first things to be cut, under water restrictions, we wanted to future proof their vegetable garden and lawn by utilising the future rain water tank.
As this will be a kitchen garden we paved the access rather than using crushed granite so that in those kitchen emergencies clean shoes and feet would be going back into the house.
The client also owns two very mischievous Boxer dogs so protecting the the vegetable garden was a must. The client wanted us to refurbish some old green steel pool fencing and gate. So we primed, painted the fence panels, gate and posts and worked around the lengths to get the desired result.
Treated pine sleepers 200 x 75 mm were used to build the 600 mm high raised vegetable garden beds.
100mm socked slotted Agi line was used for drainage with 3 lines run to ensure no complaints from the neighbours.
The drainage line was connected to the stormwater drainage system and 20 mm blue metal aggregate was used for drainage.
The garden beds were filled with a combination of the client’s composted materials and Mushroom Compost.
The Vegetable garden was mulched with Sugar Cane Mulch.
Decorative panels will shortly be fitted along the fence lines to be used for climbing vegetables and fruits.
This Veggie Patch is now ready for the irrigation to be connected up and the fun part of planting out.