Patio Surround Complete

Patio surround in previous post completed. Composite of raised planters which will be filled with shrubs and herb garden, and a low Taxus (Yew) hedge to break up the wood surround.

With the new puppy being quite small even the tight spaced Taxus (Yew) hedge was still no match for a determined puppy, so we have added a light plastic screen to the backside of the hedge until he gets too big to squeeze out the gaps at the bottom of the plants!

Landscaping - Raised Sleeper Border & Taxes Hedging
Landscaping – Raised Sleeper Border & Taxes Hedging
Landscaping - Raised Sleeper Planter, Taxus Hedge & Gate
Landscaping – Raised Sleeper Planter, Taxus Hedge & Gate
Landscaping - Raised Sleeper Border, Taxes Hedge & Gate
Landscaping – Raised Sleeper Border, Taxes Hedge & Gate

Landscaping – Paving, Timber edging & Infill shingle

A small but no less important landscaping job for Stripe Gardens. Tidying up the rear of a garage area which was low light, muddy and needed to be able to store bins and firewood for easy access.

Roots coming off the conifer trees would have made simple shingling look messy and would have kicked off under trees not creating a clean edge.

Following the extension of the paving from current paving to the side of the garage out past the rear of the garage and down the side of the log store. This gave non muddy access to wood during the winter months or wet periods.

Using a timer 100cm wide we created a border as close to the trees as root systems allowed, added stepping slabs up further behind bin store and infilled the rest of the area with shingle to match other areas around the garden.

Simple & effective and now the client no longer has to get muddy feet when pooping out for extra wood or to put something in the bins further behind the garage.

Landscaping – Paving, Timber Edging & Shingle

Contemporary Style Apartment Gardens Surrey

This week we are starting to put final elements into Landscaping external gardens for our  clients building a stylish new block of apartments.

Four contemporary gardens and a communal entrance area have been landscaped around the newly renovated Tannery Apartment Block in Godalming, Surrey.

Manhatten style apartments lend themselves to minimalist gardens with light elements giving feel of space and light around the four storey building.

Artificial Turf for low maintenance and a healthy look throughout the year.

Horizontal Slat fencing reduces shade from above angles allowing sun to flow through, yet when looked at horizontally provide a screen for privacy.

Raised Sleeper planters add more natural products to the garden planted with Betula utilis trees with bright white stems and light, delicate foliage for movement and light density canope so as not to block too much light from gardens.

Limestone chipping used around paving as a light stone colour with grey hints, will darken when wet to various grey hues.

Front communal entrance has trees planted either side of entrance, turfing and Beech hedging to border edgings of property to give seasonal interest and screening.

Final pics to be posted on completion.

Landscaping – Fencing – Horizontal Slat – Artificial Turf – Tree Planting – Betula Utilis – Raised Sleeper Border – Limestone Chipping Shingle
Landscaping – Fencing – Horizontal Slat – Tree Planting – Betula Utilis – Raised Sleeper Border – Limestone Chipping Shingle
Landscaping – Turfing – Tree Planting, Betula utilis (Silver Birch) – Hedge Planting, Fagus silvatica (Beech)
Landscaping – Turfing – Tree Planting, Betula utilis (Silver Birch) – Hedge Planting, Fagus silvatica (Beech)
Landscaping – Fencing – Horizontal Slat – Artificial Turf – Tree Planting – Betula Utilis – Raised Sleeper Border – Limestone Chipping
Landscaping – Fencing – Horizontal Slat – Tree Planting – Betula Utilis – Raised Sleeper Border – Limestone Chipping
Landscaping – Fencing – Horizontal Slat – Raised Sleeper Border – Limestone Chippings
Landscaping – Fencing – Horizontal Slat – Tree Planting, Betual utilis – Raised Sleeper Border

 

 

Patio surround with raised borders, gates and Taxus hedging

You’ll no doubt notice the Taxus hedging is missing but 2 raised borders and gates have been installed and we are just awaiting delivery of the hedging to complete.

Client is getting a new puppy and want to be able to let it out in a contained area around the patio, but wanted something more interesting than a fence, or continuous hedge.

So we split the area up using the sleeper borders which give another bonus of giving the client a herb garden we’ll mix in with small shrubs to bring some multi level colour to the area.

Gates we custom built to span the pathway perfectly without having to cut into the current patio allowing their eventual removal if desired once the dog no longer needs containing.