Thursday, 15 March 2018

Back garden landscaping in Crawley with new front gravel drive

In January of this year we had a client contact us who was the mother of one of our previous clients. She had a back garden which had large borders, an old patio and a lawn. 

Barbara needed a back garden which was more manageable, with less planting space, a new patio area and reduced size lawn. She also needed some new fencing and trellis to hide the garage. In the front garden Barbara wanted a driveway extension for more parking for her family and also it was too much for her to maintain the plants and lawn in the front. 

The before photos:










After discussion over materials, Barbara decided upon raj green sandstone as she liked the different colours. She chose Woodblocx raised beds as they are long lasting and well built. For the driveway Barbara decided to go with a gravel grid driveway as it is cost-effective. 

The initial ideas sheet for the back garden

We were able to book Barbara's project in for March as we had a slot to fill as another client had needed to put back their project to later in the year. This made Barbara delighted as she got to have the garden landscaped before Spring!

As we got started with the garden, we discussed the lawn with Barbara and were able to give a competitive price for her to change to an artificial lawn and it was more cost effective to go with a square shape. It would give her the green that she needed but would help Barbara with less maintenance and it would mean she wouldn't need to pay a gardener to mow a small patch of grass. 

Here is Barbara's transformation, we will let the pictures do the talking!

Thanks for reading.

During the clearing phase the snow started!

No stopping for the team! 

Building the woodblocx in the snow!


We cleared the front drive of the lawn and flower beds, installed the base and put down grids from Core Gravel.
Now ready for the gravel.

The patio being constructed


A progress pic that we shared on social media

Job complete: 






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