Drake, a Bitterne, Southampton Garden Redesign & Landscaping Project

Garden Design and Landscaping Project in Southampton

We were approached by Maureen to help her create her dream garden. Before walking you through this project that featured curved artificial grass, garden furniture such as stunning slate garden bench and statue, modern pergola design, raised beds and decking; why not read what Maureen had to say about her new garden design:

I cannot thank Rob and his lovely team enough, Rob you have created my dream garden. You and your team are professional and hard working. You should take great pride in the standard of your work and in your very creative skills. Thank you so very much for creating my dream garden.

As you’ve just read, it is fair to say our latest landscaping and garden creation totally hit the nail on the head! We had a brief for a low maintenance garden as our client is a carer for her husband and wanted an area to be proud of, without being burdensome to maintain. Most crucially it had to be an area of relaxation and peacefulness. When we initially meet and discuss ideas we always listen to you and what you want. The advantage we have is our years of experience, which enable us to draw on a very wide range of design ideas and concepts so we can create something unique and perfectly suited to you.

Here was the garden before we began any of our makeover:

Bitterne Garden before Landscaping & Re-Design

Bitterne Garden before Landscaping & Re-Design

Bitterne Garden before Landscaping & Re-Design

As you can see we had a completely blank canvass to work from. This enabled us to plan a garden that fully met our clients brief and their budget.

The first step is to undertake the initial clearance work. This removes all existing grass and gives us the blank canvass we need to start our landscaping work from:

Initial Garden Clearance for our Bitterne Project

Initial Garden Clearance for our Bitterne Project

Once this work was complete we then began to layout and create the main features of this project. We were going to create a shaped artificial lawn, along with a decked are and a contemporary pergola. Due to the very un predictable summer weather we were really battling to be able to stay on schedule with this project. As good as we are, we really can’t control heavy downpours, which make it very difficult to progress any garden project at normal speeds! In total this project took just over a week to complete.

Ground Prep with Raised Beds and Decking

Ground Prep with Raised Beds and Decking

Completing the Groundwork Preparation

Completing the Groundwork Preparation

Sub Base and Decking Construction

Sub Base and Decking Construction

Once we got to this stage the contemporary pergola just needed the side slats attaching and then it was on to the artificial nam grass with stunning large plum slate chippings.

The Finished Garden Design

So after many hours of love and attention we were able to complete this garden design project in Bitterne, Southampton. To add the finishing touches we added a stunning contemporary slate garden bench and modern statue. The raised borders were also planted with low maintenance grasses, architectural shrubs and herbaceous perennials. We created extra screening with bamboo along the rear fence line and all these shrubs were grown in our own nursery unit so we can be sure of the quality of the plants and their suitability for the local soil conditions.

Slate Sculpture Garden View

Slate Sculpture Garden View

Slate Bench & Sculpture Features

Slate Bench & Sculpture Features

Slate Bench & Sculpture

Slate Bench & Sculpture

Drake, a Southampton Garden Project

Drake, a Southampton Garden Project with Modern Pergola

Curved Artificial Grass Laid

Curved Artificial Grass Laid and Complimented with Large Plum Slate Chippings