Jaded and overgrown gardens are a frequent sight of townhouses with small gardens where the structure and functionality have become lost, if not, non-existent – which was the case with one of our most recent projects.
The owners who are very keen gardeners were determined to review all aspects of the new design before getting started. For them the new design needed to incorporate space for them to continue enjoying the garden, to create an interesting but practical layout and ideally one that would not be too onerous to maintain and also a garden that would include provide additional scope to growing vegetables. One complication and an issued that need to be tackled was the damp lawn that became a very soggy area over the winter months.
So, the result! As you can see in the pictures the final design featured a series of curving lines and circles to provide a softer curvolinear layout of cut Indian Sandstone (Raveena), Ballylusk pebble was used in specific areas to enhance the cut stone patio profile and Sandstone kerbing provided a more clearly defined but protected raised edge to the planting areas. Pressure treated Pine Sleepers were utilised to make raised planting vegetable beds. Any threat of lingering surface water was resolved by installing a series of land drains. The results featuring simple geometry and skillful cutting of stone provides a much more distinctive and pleasing layout than simply paving the whole area. Interesting forms and layouts, combined with practical material choice and skillful installation ensures very satisfying looks, practical spaces and low maintenance requirements.