Description of work
This large front garden redesign project involved work at the front of the property which had been neglected and overgrown whilst other works were carried out on the house.
The front garden was reasonably large and it was important to begin by clearing the area of all shrubs except for a couple of good established ones. This would allow us to design a space which could house a large trampoline quite comfortably and still look spacious. Once the shrubs were removed we went about removing the lawn and the hedge. We then installed our timber retainers, to act as raised beds and retainers for the different levels; we used Jacksons timber slotted posts to give us a pier effect along the stretches and the corner.
As this was the front of the house, we wanted to create a soft, practical and interesting look. We included a small lawn area with a gravel finish and planted a hedge along the front perimeter facing the main road. This acted as an important design feature both screening the busy road and also contrasting sympathetically with the low wall. We chose a 1.8m high Cherry Laurel as it is evergreen and would ensure maximum all year round privacy.
With the new front garden redesign we transformed the space into a more practical and useable area which looked less cluttered and had the benefit of screening from the main road.
- Client: Claverton, Bath
- Date: December 2015
- Categories: Design & build, Landscaping, Paving