Diary of MyWeku Restaurant: Planning Landscaping
This was always going to be a DIY (Do It Yourself) project not particularly to save on professional fees but because the expertise needed was all in-house. My Dad had created the landscaping below (in the family house) and there was nothing more I wanted but to have it all replicated for the restaurant. He understanding of the build site was second to none. He knew which bits of the land was prone to being waterlogged and which bits needed black soil to aid plant growth.
He had already planted a few of the choicest plants on the site perfectly timed to look their matured best by project end.
However, we needed more variety, a beautiful shade tree and two palms. We settled on getting the “umbrella tree” or “Terminalia catappa” a large tropical tree native to Africa as the shade tree. I liked the fact that its leaves were small and would still allow rays of sunshine through it. It also has the shape of an umbrella which made it perfect for a shade tree. I had seen the “terminalia ivorensis” on a lawn of a house at the intersection between the Nmai Dzorn Adjiriganor road and Adjiriganor road.
A trip to West Legon in Accra to source more plant variety proved futile as the owner had travelled. We arranged with him to go back to see his him later.