SMALL LANDSCAPING PROJECT
Quick, economical solutions for smaller spaces.
This, from scratch, garden design completed the look of a newly renovated property in Maida vale.
We came to this property as an empty space which was being used as storage for the builders renovating the house. We matched the limestone paving to the tiles in the kitchen so when viewed from within or with the multifold doors open the lines continued from the house to the garden. The patio height was closely matched to the internal floor levels to give a seamless transition from inside to out. The tall bamboo planted against the textured render walls provides screening from the houses behind while the planting of container grown of ivy to one side will eventually create a completely green wall to balance out the hardscaping. A hardwood floating bench provides ample seating.
This partly built garden just required the finishing touches of fencing and planting to complete the look.
All that was missing from this garden was some attractive fencing and plants to fill the existing planters. Cedar batons fixed with stainless steel screws provided the backdrop for the lush foliage that now fills the planters. The addition of stylish, brushed steel lighting completes the look as the sun goes down.
Newly renovated hardwood decking and the addition of some planters brightened up this small outdoor space.
The weathered hardwood decking was givien a deep sanding to reveal its warm hues and was then treated with protective oil. The tailor made metal planters were planted with black stemmed bamboo to produce a pleasing view from both the adjoing bedroom and office which overlooked the space. An irrigation system keeps the maintenance to a minimum.
For this property the client wanted to utilise the existing features of the garden to keep costs managable.
The existing patio was in good condition so was retained but with some modification to allow the inclusion of a free standing cantilevered bench. The overgrown bamboo was pruned to a more managable size and the standard garden fencing was brought up to date with the addition of slatted trellis, dark stained to match the bench.
Our clients wanted a quick garden makeover on a small budget that would create a more inviting space for them and their young child.
We started by demolishing the existing planters which were in poor condition and replaced them with newly built raised and rendered planters. These incorporated a cantilevered hardwood bench to provide a clutter free seating area. The existing patio was part removed and replaced with maintenance free artificial grass that provides a play area for the clients young child whilst leaving a large enough patio area for a small table and chairs. A slatted trellis fence built onto the existing boundary wall provides enhanced privacy without being overbearing. The planting provides a pleasing backdrop when viewed from within the house.
This neglected East London garden was given the full makeover treatment to create a very easy to care for space that allowed maximum enjoyment with the minimum of fuss.
The garden as we first found it was very overgrown and neglected. The new owners of the property were a busy couple who wanted to be able to enjoy an easy care garden but one that didn't compromise on the luxury touches that they were after. The use of cedar batons to clad the newly built fencing provides a durable and warm feeling boundary and the low rendered wall keeps a tropically planted bed easily contained from the black slate patio.