Landscape Gardening

Landscape Gardening

Renovating or remodelling a large, old and somewhat overgrown urban garden, which in parts had become unsightly and unusable is a challenging task but one which offers many opportunities for much success.

An exciting project featuring a large urban garden, boasting an enviable south facing aspect from which one can enjoy the delightful sunny aspect from sunrise to sunset. Unfortunately the garden clearly showed many signs of deterioration, overgrown and weed infested planted borders, an old glasshouse which had been overwhelmed by rampant ivy, a patio area which was unsightly, unsafe and not quite inviting.

The project brief was to devise a plan which would rescue the garden from the spiralling decline, provide new patio areas for outdoor living and enjoyment, restore the soft elements of the garden ie lawn and planted border areas and provide more interest, more colour and more satisfaction. Also required was the provision for a working garden area, new glasshouse, raised vegetable growing beds, additional garden storage. Sweeping pathways were preferred and complimented  by similarly sweeping planted borders, which very appealing also ensured that the lawn area would be maximised and enhanced with a more distinctive profile. Energy efficient garden lighting was included to add a stimulating interest in selected planted areas, whilst new rendered walls and raised beds were also included to improve interest, privacy but boundary definition.

Where feasible and practical, the endeavour was to retain some of the established planting but given the serious overgrown and congested  conditions of the planted areas, it was not surprising that removal of much of the existing planting stock was inevitably the more feasible option.

 

Article contributed by Owen Chubb Garden Landscaper

There are 3 comments for this article
  1. DGD Landscaping at 6:25 am

    DGD Garden Design & Landscaping is a talented designer. She designed my front and back yard for me. I want it to be kid’s friendly and low maintenance and low budget. She helped me to achieve my goal. She also inspected the DGD Landscaping and gives the feedback of the things needed to be corrected. I am happy with my new yard…. DGD Landscaping

  2. DGD Landscaping at 6:25 am

    DGD Garden Design & Landscaping is a talented designer. She designed my front and back yard for me. I want it to be kid’s friendly and low maintenance and low budget. She helped me to achieve my goal. She also inspected the DGD Landscaping and gives the feedback of the things needed to be corrected. I am happy with my new yard….

  3. Christina Latham at 11:55 am

    For many people a garden is what sells a property. A welcoming garden (especially for a family or even to people likely to hold social events) can be the thing that helps them place themselves in your home. Alternatively landscaping a garden even if it is just for you can add so much more opportunities. A place to relax and enjoy. Furthermore, if you do sell your property in the future it can dramatically change the value of your property.

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