The old lawn was completely removed
and re-leveled, to give a step up from
the lower patio, adding another level to
The old patio was removed and a new
Indian Sandstone patio laid, with a
more decorative multi-sized slab pattern.
The old shed was removed, and the area
was cleared, with a new split-level
patio laid, with contrasting wooden edging.
The existing borders to the back and side
of the garden remained, but were built-up
and contained within wooden sleeper edging.
A new shed was put up at the side of the
house, along with two raised beds for
Making sure that the details are taken care of is arguably the most important part of the project.
Seemingly small details such as finishing the
edges with the right gravel, to complement the slabs, and integrating essentials such as drains make a project stand out.
The garden appears much larger than before, because the design has been streamlined, and simplified. The use of heavy wooden sleeper-style edging gives a formal effect, to contrast
the natural shapes of the plants. There is
much more room for each area of the garden to function properly now - the higher level patio area is perfect for dining al fresco, and the raised beds are ideal for growing vegetables.