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

A Gosport Garden Landscaping & Re-Design Project

Beautiful Garden Design and Landscaping

We loved this garden landscaping design project for our customer in Gosport, Hampshire. TOur client needed a patio area to relax in but didn’t want the whole garden paved. They also needed a low maintenance artificial lawn area for their grandchildren to play. The best bit was everything else was up to us to create within their budget!

As a result we turned the old garden in to this:

The finished Gosport garden design project

The finished Gosport garden design project

The first part of this project was to level and remove the old top soil and vegetation ready for our new landscaping design.

Removing soil as part of our Gosport garden landscaping project

Removing soil as part of our Gosport garden landscaping project

We were able to gain side access to the garden so with the removal of a fence panel or two we set John to work on our mini digger to really set this project on the right track. Once the ground was ready for the next stage we bought in the hardcore sub base and as you can see below set about compacting this ready for the next stage of landscaping.

Compacting the garden design sub base in our Gosport landscaping project

Compacting the garden design sub base in our Gosport landscaping project

Once the base was ready we then proceeded to layout the new garden design and set in place our granite edging to help sculpt the new garden areas!

Garden landscaping in progress in Gosport

Garden landscaping in progress in Gosport

Garden landscaping in progress in Gosport

Garden landscaping in progress in Gosport

The Finished Garden Design

Once the edging was complete we were able to create the new natural riven sandstone paved area, compliment the already laid granite edging with the addition of a granite chipping section and also lay the excellent Namgrass artificial lawn. We also made good the fencing so you couldn’t even tell we had removed it in the first place.

Sandstone paving with granite edging and artificial grass in our Hampshire garden design

Sandstone paving with granite edging and artificial grass in our Hampshire garden design

Sandstone paving with granite edging and artificial grass in our Gosport garden design

Sandstone paving with granite edging and artificial grass in our Gosport garden design

And once again a quick reminder of what this garden looked like before we worked our magic!

Our Gosport garden before any landscaping design work

Our Gosport garden before any landscaping design work

The finished garden landscaping project was a wonderful low maintenance garden area that combined three distinct zones in to a single cohesive design. When it comes to planning your garden landscaping project we are happy to provide you with as much advice and assistance as you want. We are extremely experienced in providing stunning new garden designs and we can design a garden to suit your needs.

This project is an excellent example of how simple, low maintenance designs can sometimes be just as impressive as more complex garden designing!