Killenard strikes me as a wonderfully quaint yet despite the very busy local farming community a very attractive and tranquil village located in an enviable wider rural setting. Despite the nearby presence of the luxurious setting of The Heritage Hotel with its world class golf course and the stunning health and spa treatment centres, here in this rather idyllic environment it is hardly surprising how easy one can become absorbed by the more peaceful surroundings and simply enjoy being here.
But we’re here to do a job and on this occasion a large family garden which was rather unappealing and not particularly practical where a family might simply want to relax whilst the young children play safely.
The new design proposed and agreed, insisted on significant changes, a larger patio but better positioned in which to make more use of the sunny aspects, removal of most of the existing planting as much of this was deemed unsuitable/unwanted shrubs and overgrown trees casting deep shade were easy candidates for early dispatch targets.
Similarly the garden shed occupying a prime location and in full view was simply unacceptable and unnecessary. As excavation and clearance works got underway, it was important to safeguard and retain as much site soil, adopting a ‘cut and fill’ approach to creating a more evenly levelled lawn and site.