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UQ Riverbank Volunteer Planting- Five Years on

On July 6, 2005 over 100 volunteers from the University of Queensland (UQ) student and teacher fraternity planted over 6,000 tubestock plants along a section of riverbank from Emanuel to St Leo’s colleges. Lowndes Landscapes (then known as Solargreen Landscapes) designed the planting in conjunction with UQ Sustainability and the Society for Conservation Biology UQ […]

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Brisbane’s Five Best Mulches

Mulch can save you work, time and money, this guide should help with mulch selection so you have the right type in the right place. 1- Hoop Pine Mulch (around $90 per m3)- coming from plantation grown hoop pine on Brisbane’s outskirts. It is coarse, being in long ribbons from the bark of the pine […]

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Moorooka backyard/front yard

Comprehensive construction of front and back yards. Clients were frustrated by dirt entering the house down the driveway and wanted low maintenance front and back gardens. Front garden used corten steel edging, drainage gravel, timber terracing and drip irrigation. Tropical planting in the south facing shade areas with more hardy natives graduating to the road […]

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Concrete to Turf

100% Concrete! This small (less than 300m2 block) West End yard was 100% concrete… except a washing line, that broke someone’s arm. No other features! So levels were taken (tape measure, spirit level and string line). The back retaining wall height and excavation depth were determined by the level at the bottom of the stairs, […]

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Edging breaks up the edge, gavel makes a maintenance free edge while protecting the house from termites.

Frontage face-lift

With a simple picture saved from a magazine, Lowndes Landscapes worked with the client to adapt and deliver this classic landscape concept. Timber edging combined with deep gravel and garden areas to break up and redefine this house frontage. Tiny retaining laws create an optical illusion of infinity edged lawns looking downhill. Lawn areas have […]

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Riverbank Restoration St Lucia Apartments

A big thanks to the body corporate of Macquarrie units in being proactive in eradicating infestation of Mother in law’s tongue (Sansevieria species) from the Brisbane River bank at St Lucia. Lowndes Landscapes were engaged to remove and restore the area. Coir logs, jute matting and weephose irrigation combined with native plants Dianella caerulea, Dianella […]

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Tarragindi Landscape Transformation

Total landscape transformation. My clients finished the build on a post war renovator, with just the softscape to go. The brief- turf the verge, screen and soften the retaining wall (and associated 600 wide concrete cantilevered footing), create something interesting (but low maintenance) for guests to look at when arriving, help with the weed choked […]

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Warwick Solar Farm Vegetative Buffer Tree Planting (2)

Warwick Solar Farm- Planting 30,000 trees

Some of the 30,000 trees and shrubs to be planted around the Warwick Solar Farm. Work has started on the planting of a vegetative buffer around the Warwick Solar Farm. In total 30,000 trees and shrubs will be planted around a 5.5km perimeter. The trees and shrubs being planted outside of the perimeter fence. Planting […]

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Lowndes Landscapes Real St After (13)

Softscape my Swimming Pool!

The nineties, so many good things, grunge music, Nirvana etc however it was also the age of the bush rock swimming pool…while the large rock mulch look may have been considered stylish in its day, over time the rock surrounds have become tired and the heat of the rocks has prevented anything growing but the […]

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