This project involved transforming a relatively high maintenance unuser friendly garden into an attractive manageable enclosed garden with a spacious patio area, colourful hedge screening and raised flowerbeds for ease of access complete with a large easily mowable lawn area.
Design & Build
Our brief for this project was to transform this unruly, ugly, unmanageable collection of disjointed uninteresting pieces of garden into one single level open plan family garden, utilising as many natural elements as possible.
Our design uses cleft chestnut rails and morticed softwood post fencing.
Horsham stone walling randomly picked whilst built with no cement jointing or foundations to allow for natural seasonal movement.
A land drain was concealed behind the wall to help the water levels in the lawn and border to stay relatively constant & also provide concealed drainage for the patio through the dry stone wall.
The patio is paved with Indian sand stone chosen for its natural variety of colours, hard wearing properties and its value for money.
Red Robin was chosen as the hedging for its beauty all year foliage and colours.
This is a fast growing plant with very simple low maintenance requirements.
The plants for the borders was chosen primarily for its bee and butterfly friendly properties along with its array of beautiful vibrant colours.
To achieve a dog secure garden we chose Rylock green stock fencing to blend in to the hedging. The spacing of the fence wire are such that they do not hamper the movement of local wildlife such as hedgehogs, birds, invertebrates and other small mammals.
We have created a bright, colourful, low maintenance, secure, user friendly, open plan garden from what was a dull, disjointed, high maintenance area that no one ever enjoyed.
Happy days in the sun and contented nights on the terrace!
We had only to dispose of 130 Tons of clay, hard core and conifer trees. Import 30 tons of top soil, 7 tons of stone walling, 5 tons of stone paving, 6 tons of MOT type 1 sub base, 5 tons of sand, 1.5 tons of cement, 90 square metres of turf and all the fence posts, rails and boards among other things. All this was achieved in two months from the day that the digger arrived at 7:30am on 9th April until the last turf was laid at 9:30pm on 10th June 2015.
Time for a holiday please! Andrew Merritt