How every Perth verge should be

Nov 26, 2018

Cheap, Native and Beautiful

This Floreat home is one of our favourites. You might be thinking ” it’s not that impressive” or “wow that’s simple, simply normal!” and that is the beauty of it!

Let me explain why.

The verge has subsurface irrigation that delivers exactly the right amount of water at all times of the year no matter what. This is because of 2 reasons. 

1. The automation system changes to the seasons
2. The plants are natives.

The irrigation system efficiently delivers water at times that reduce evaporation and sustain plants when they are need that extra top up. Because the system is so efficient, the verge – per square metre actually uses much less water than other verges!

Native plants use minimal water and are the easiest to maintain in Perth. Hands down. (Hands up if you want this!) Because native plants have adapted for the WA climate – much of the water they receive through irrigation is a bonus. That is how they thrive and grow fast. 

When native plants occur in bush it is random. But here you can see how a great range of species can be used in a small area. This is great because we have purposefully designed the garden to for privacy using larger screening bushes/trees and natives like Kangaroo Paws for infill and looks.

We love this garden because many of the plants grew from tiny sapling and seedlings into what it is now.  It is extremely cheap to run and thrives in the WA sun.

If Perth had a stereotype garden this should be it.

Water-wise.
Native.
Unassuming. 
Beautiful.

It is definitely worth researching and looking for inspiration. Contact us for expertise and visit Kings Park for inspiration.

Director – Nigel Thompson
Phone: 9313 1299
Email: 
nigel@earthandwater.com.au

Dinusha S
Dinusha S
12:41 04 Feb 18
We love our new lawn and garden beds! Earth and Water were great to work with and very accommodating in helping us setup a low maintenance yard with lots of room to grow over time =)
Olga Ward
Olga Ward
02:09 16 Feb 15
Earth and Water were recommended to us when building our home. They have been involved in designing all of our irrigation, rainwater tanks, greywater system and now some green walls as well. We've found them to be friendly, efficient and very persistent when something brand new [and there's a lot with our home that was pretty new technology when it was installed] doesn't work properly. We're very happy with the way the system is designed and how well it all works. And the ability to translate a concept to a practical design has been amazing! thanks to all of you.
Russell Ward
Russell Ward
13:16 11 Feb 15
We have had a great experience with using Earth and Water for our gardens. After 4 attempts with other companies we had almost given up hope of creating the right garden for our home. After our experience with the creation of our vertical garden by Earth and Water (an awesome feature of our new internal courtyard) we asked Nigel to consider what he would do with the sloping front yard. It turned out fantastically and really complements the front of our house (we are talking about re-levelling, walls, plants, fence and reticulation – the lot). Our relationship continued to the large backyard and at last we have a backyard we enjoy being in – fun and practical. We have really enjoyed the creative process, have been very well treated and highly recommend Earth and Water to our friends!
VIRGIN BORES
VIRGIN BORES
12:28 11 Feb 15
We value our reputation at Virgin Bores just as much as Nigel does at Earth and Water..... No hesitation in recommending our clients to Nigel for specialist attention from a true professional in irrigation and water management. Had plenty of customers thank us over the years for the referral. Nigel's expertise in sub surface and drip irrigation are recognised industry wide. Important though with sub surface irrigation that service and maintenance recommendations are adhered to. Just ask Nigel for advice.
geoff mclaughlin
geoff mclaughlin
10:02 11 Feb 15
Earth and Water were contacted to help develop a landscape design when we redeveloped our dental practice on Canning Highway in 2008. We were struggling to create a design that would work adjacent our rear car park which had a sloping block. We also wanted to create an appealing frontage for our business. I met with the owner of Earth and Water, Nigel Thompson to discuss our landscaping and reticulation needs. Nigel is a genius with a natural eye for design and creative ideas and thanks to him we were able to create a beautiful garden that is commented on consistently. Nigel was able to share his passion and due to his tireless enthusiasm we were completely satisfied with the results. As the owner of Earth and Water he has always given us his complete attention and over the last years whenever there has been issues with maintenance Nigel and his team at Earth and Water are always there for us to keep our garden blooming. Always highly recommended.
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