Garden design - Okay, so I mostly pinned this in the event that I dare to plant fruit trees in the common area behind my house; a green "fence" around the tree could protect the roots and tree base from the lawn service.
neat idea: knot garden of germander santolina. Santolina -Evergreen with small button like flowers, comes is emerald and sage green, drought tolerant, repeals misquotes and is commonly used in fire brake plantings.
Allee Classic formal design by Peter Fudge. For harsh Australian coastal conditions you can also get this look by substituting with hardy natives - Tristaniopsis laurina LUSCIOUS Pbr trees and Acmena smithii FIRESCREEN Pbr hedges.