A little bit of TLC needed in the play area, all the rubber mats have become to far overgrown with turf meaning the soft landing was gone.
All immediate area mats removed and saved/re-used where possible, a new sub-base installed to help prevent future dips appearing the the mats re-laid and screened soil spread over and seeded.
The entrance gates were in a bad way with terrible dips, so recycled mats were used and turfed over, again this will reduce wear dramatically.
After Landscaping the last garden for some freinds, i was asked to landscape the new garden on the the recent house purchase.
Well ummm, who hid that huge 10ft deep swimming pool under the decking!!
Great project to get stuck into!
Everything was changed, two levels created allowing the best use of the land new fencing, raised borders , indian sandstone paving, artificial grass laid, shed base, storage area, and even the driveway was widened with new tarmac.
A congested street required the owner to make more private parking space.
The old existing Lawn was dug out to make way for this, however the we did not want to loose the permeable ground space the lawn provided for natural rainfall, so a permeable membrane was installed and covered with a MOT type 1 material which retains excellent flow through, a loose stone chipping was added to the top for decorative purposes, a small block paved area was installed across the threshold to help prevent any movement of loose stone onto the pavement.
So… after a spell away phase 2 was started, the top area was slabbed, greenhouse and shed installed. The lower area had more drainage installed to take the roof water and main patio water, various levels of footings laid to accommodate beautiful Purbeck stone walling , this again was set off by continuing with Indian Sandstone paving . Shrub beds were created into the paved area and topped up with a quality loam 18inch’s deep for good root growth. A large pergola style arch was erected to access the garden from the main patio, some trellis work still has to be put up to screen and seclude the space once the intended planting has been done by the customer. Electrics have been installed into some of the beds ready to power the water features. A Large ouside garden room is currently being built across the main patio and the final touch will be a center area of luxury artificial grass.
Many thanks to Mick and Jane (Customers) for the hospitality during the many weeks work and for Jane’s enormous effort on deciding the relative areas that MSC LANDCAPES BUILT!!
Greeting me on Day one here was basically a neglected and very sorry looking garden… the Current and new owners ARE NOT to blame!! but very much looking forward to sorting it out. the only installment they have done was the new summer house looking rather lonely! the existing open sided Blue Gazebo was left behind from the previous occupiers , but on inspection appeared to be in good solid order so seemed a shame to destroy it, instead it was relocated to the the top left corner.
A raised shrub bed was installed first using timber sleepers with access steps, two concrete bases have been laid ready to accept a shed and a greenhouse. Drainage was required to take the garage rain water, raised vegetable planters were built and installed to combine tidiness and ease of use.
A Paving circle was laid which includes a rotary line slot, the rest has been laid to hard core for now until phase 2 starts in April which will include Purbeck stone walls and a new Patio.