Diary of MyWeku Restaurant: Planning Landscaping

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.
Diary of MyWeku Restaurant: Planning Landscaping

The half great Dane, half rottweiler in the pic is the family dog Zonto. His name was derived from Ghana’s popular dance craze Azonto

Diary of MyWeku Restaurant: Planning Landscaping
He had already planted a few of the choicest plants on the site perfectly timed to look their matured best by project end.
Diary of MyWeku Restaurant: Planning Landscaping Diary of MyWeku Restaurant: Planning Landscaping Diary of MyWeku Restaurant: Planning Landscaping
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.
Diary of MyWeku Restaurant: Planning Landscaping
 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.


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  1. Turning the grounds into a rustic piece of hardscaping art | MyWeku Tastes

    […] Landscaping was the genesis of this project. It made sense to get that started so come project completion time the plantings would look as luxurious and established as they are meant to be. The initial landscaping, however, revolved around softscape – plantings in the various beds. Hardscape, however, is as essential to the outdoor of MyWeku or indeed any restaurant as softscape. We have tried to stay true to the dominant theme of using only natural rustic materials, mainly wood and stone cladding. This week the ideas of using stone cladding flooring in both the pergola (flooring and short walls) and the grounds began to be put into reality. Sourcing the stones, especially quality ones, has been a challenge. We are hoping this natural stone cladded look will complement the softscape garden by adding balance and focus. […]

  2. MyWeku Restaurant: Turning the grounds into a rustic piece of hardscaping art | MyWeku Tastes

    […] Landscaping was the genesis of this project. It made sense to get that started so come project completion time the plantings would look as luxurious and established as they are meant to be. The initial landscaping, however, revolved around softscape – plantings in the various beds. Hardscape, however, is as essential to the outdoor of MyWeku or indeed any restaurant as softscape. We have tried to stay true to the dominant theme of using only natural rustic materials, mainly wood and stone cladding. This week the ideas of using stone cladding flooring in both the pergola (flooring and short walls) and the grounds began to be put into reality. Sourcing the stones, especially quality ones, has been a challenge. We are hoping this natural stone cladded look will complement the softscape garden by adding balance and focus. […]


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