And in our internal courtyard, it had the same boring grey concrete pavers and grey colourbond fence so didnt look to good. Some bamboo panels, cheap ikea tiles and pebbles and some large square pots with a variety of plants (a few nandinas) and we created a Japanese style garden.
Looks like an incredibly relaxing space to enjoy some fresh air. Thanks for sharing @MGusto.
Great job on both projects @MGusto . I was going to suggest doing some plantings at your daughter's but if you planted murraya (mock orange), it's just a matter of patience 😁 I liked the river pebbles idea and creates a natural link to th adjoining garden. If your daughter wants a tropical feel, maybe add a palm and/or cordyline opp th gate. I like colour so I'd look at a red/hot pink cordyline. And maybe a dwarf Bougainvillea on th fence--just string some wire to create a trellis (another small project 🤣) other plantings to consider for ground cover include Xanadu (dwarf philadendron) and/or a ground palm (Molineria capitulata, Palm Grass)
I also like the garden work & decking at your own home... Keep up the great work.
P.s. bit late for your own home project but may be useful for others....
I have heard of fixing battens onto th tiles/concrete then finishing with the decking boards. Cheaper than th tile panels but may not last as long? However, H4 timber could be good for 10-20 years?
Finally got around to putting in the sleeper border. Looks better now. That's just about it for this other than some furniture for the deck and a raised garden bed down at the "service area" of the yard.
Love your work, @MGusto. Thanks so much for taking us through your project. It's been fantastic watching it develop. Those edgings are just the icing on the cake.