Winter can sometimes be the best time to take on a garden projects. The ground is soft but more importantly because of the dark dull days your less likely to be out enjoying your back garden space, a great opportunity to get down and dirty in the mud! This project was no exception! Taken on in late October the team had a few wet and windy days ahead of them in Lowton, Greater Manchester.
The garden started off with a large run down grass area with no flowerbed for planting, the client was currently growing all their plants and shrubs in pots. They wanted a large usable space which was great for both planting (which encourages wildlife) and relaxing in. Our design team spent some time going over the garden design and came up with a spectacular drawing that had planting areas, a large patio area and a grass lawn.
The Dig Out
With this being a large garden it was all hands on deck from start to finish. The old grass area had to be removed along with a small patio area, several skips was needed for this. Old fencing was removed in preparation for the new wooden slatted fencing. Once we had a blank canvas to start with it was now time to start installing the new fences.
Showing Off The Slatted Fencing
The fun always starts once we have dug out the old garden and have a space to making something spectacular! We started by installing the new fences. The customer opted for a modern slatted fence design, these are perfect for privacy. They are strong, robust and are extremely long lasting unlike some of the cheaper alternatives, we still advise treating them as this will increase the life of the wood.
Premium Sleeper Flower Beds
Once the fences were installed we could now go ahead and create the raised sleeper flowerbed. We did this by using several 2.4m lengths of treated sleepers, these wooden sleepers had been planed and had rounded edges, not only are these safer as the edge is softer but they are also much nicer to look at. For this particular flowerbed it was 2 sleepers high which is the ideal height for a raised flowerbed. Once each section was cut to size it was as simple as screwing them together with sleeper wood screws and filling the beds with good quality fertilized soil.
Buff Indian Stone Instillation
Now the fences and sleepers were in place we could now focus on the main feature of this garden. The customer chose to use “Buff” Indian sandstone for the patio with a boarder of smaller Indian Stone cobbles to finish off the edges. Once the Indian stone was laid we used the cobbles on the inside of the of the grass area which gave a lovely boarder to separate the two. We finished this off with some lovely curves cutting across the patio meeting up with the sleepers, im sure you can agree this looks absolutely stunning!
Finally, all the hardscape was complete so we could now finish the project off by adding the central section of premium turf. A large bed of soil was added, this was the premium rage of soil which has added minerals and elements to help with the knitting process of the roots and to ensure maximum growth for the time of year.
Im sure you can agree this is some transformation! The customer was over the moon with how this turned out, we kept within the customers budget and added a few extra features.
If you have any queries regarding this project or if you would like a free quotation, JJ Landscapes & Ponds are your go to landscapers, please do not hesitate to chat to one of our team on 01615197799