The project for this property in Mudeford required a full garden redesign. The lawn was bisected by an old concrete path and dying shrubs and bushes were encroaching into the lawn area causing excessive maintenance issues. On one side the garden wall had become so overgrown with ivy it was obscuring light into the house.
Our remit was to provide a low maintenance, easily managed garden with lawn, patio area, pathway to garage and perennial plants which would not grow too big and require minimal attention. We also needed to replace a wall towards the end of the garden which had been damaged by a fallen tree.
We commenced work by clearing the ground completely and ascertaining levels for the lawn and patio and digging the trench for the foundation of the new wall.
We maximised the lawn area by making it a large rectangle and having a path to one side running adjacent to the new and existing wall. The other side was left with a border just big enough for small perennials to be planted and filled with decorative pebbles.
The patio area spanned the entire width of the garden behind the house from wall to wall and was big enough for outdoor furniture and barbecue area to entertain guests. We used natural stone slabs laid in a random design at the client’s request which was continued seamlessly into the pathway leading to the garage at the end of the garden. Potted plants were placed on the patio area to decorate the bare wall exposed by removing the old bushes and shrubs.
A separating, trellis screen fence was placed at the end of the lawn with a gate to provide some security and privacy from the cul-de-sac the other side of the garage. Once the garage was built, we returned to lay a block paved driveway from road level up to the entrance to the garage.
Our client was extremely pleased with the finished garden design and appreciated how little would have to be done to maintain it.
Natural stone has been the first choice for creating patios and paved areas for a long time and many examples of these areas still exist today. Even now, with many other man made options available, natural products are still a very popular choice for patios and pathways.