Hey guys. I purchased a 15 year old property in Sydney with around 110 sqm backyard split into two levels. Currently it's a mess with concrete, pavers, bit of garden and a fake lawn totally eroded to Just the tarpoil.
Both my wife and I are not that interested in a garden to maintain.
I am thinking of concreting the backyard based on a few landscapers(10 to 14k) While others have suggested a mixture of concreting and artificial turf which is an additional 10k extra.
Both design have proper water escape plans using water pits, leveling,pipes,etc
I would like to get your advice:
Some landscapers (the ones asking 25k for artificial turfing which apparently is considered to be green and satisfies the percentage) suggest I need to maintain some percentage of greens vs building.
I don't see it anyways at the moment.Would this be a risk for council to get us remove it again. How likely would it be a problem and how long do I get to revert cement to something like a artificial turf.
Any issues with the general concept of concrete backyard if we want a low maintenance backyard and want to use it for Sports like activities. We ll Just gave a 10 to 20 sqm of veggie patch
Also there is a small non native trees about 5 meters at the back. I see it roots have started to get into the current eroded turf. I am thinking of removing this which the contractors have said is ok to remove. Any issues with removing the tree to the ground and using concrete over it or should I mandatorily need to remove it from the roots
Any good landscapers in the Sydney West who can do above job.
1. Low maintenance
2. Having a hardish surface for some outdoor games like basketball,cricket. Currently the eroded turf seems actually good with stones/gravel but is uneven.
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