Decking Ideas by BBM Constructions...for the dream home I'll never have...

A way for hidden storage for water? Outdoor built in seats (jarrah or merbau), hinged lids with plenty of storage & lighting attached to side

Add Stair Lights - Stair lights not only look great but will help prevent accidents as the natural light diminishes

Patio Deck Lighting Design Decorate Your Modern Patio Lighting Ideas Inspirations - Best .

Pleached Ficus Hilli is a better specimen for using 'pleached' if you go down that path ben-more robust in terms of their water requirments

Shafer Design Ltd. In coastal temperate regions of Australia this look can be achieved using Waterhousea floribunda GREEN AVENUE Pbr or Acmena smithii SUBLIME Pbr - also good options where container size is limited.

westringia fruticosa grey box coastal rosemary; flowers in spring summer and autumn. ideal for hedging. 40 cm high and wide. Excellent in coastal positions

Westringia Fruticosa - Grey Box Coastal Rosemary // Zone 1 // Front garden hedge or bush. Flowers in spring summer and autumn. ideal for hedging. 40 cm high and wide. Excellent in coastal positions.

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

DDB DESIGN Exteriors & Pools - contemporary - Pool - Melbourne - DDB Design Development & Building - undergrowth - stop trees looking so bare

westringia topiary for Australian gardens

For driveway planting: correa alba hedge, westringia topiary, with freeform saltbush and correa dusky bells with ground cover silver spur flower

Raphiolepis 'Snow Maiden'

A very hardy plant with deep green foliage with white flowers with a compact habit. Naturally forms a ball shape. A low maintenance shrub.

Evergreen Giant liriope - smaller flower spikes

Lily Turf (Liriope spicata) in., grass-like evergreen, clusters of small lavender flowers in summer.Tolerates sun or shade providing texture and shiny foilage. Great filler or as a lush border.