There are many who have enjoyed gardening and have been dedicated to growing beautiful borders but over time this becomes more and more difficult to keep on top of the weeds and maintenence.
Laying fabric which prevents the growth of weeds/lets the water through and covering the surface with decorative gravel or stone can be an option for some.
Depending on the condition of the ground, this can be a reasonably cheap option.
Mr Brocklehurst of Mackworth asked us to completely make over his back garden. 10 x 5 sleepers were installed to create larger borders and a patio was installed throughout.
Mr Stanley-Smith of Duffield Village asked us to replace an existing fence with a more in-keeping post and rail fence as well as install a patio area. He wanted to reduce the width of the steps outside his back door to put in some planters.
Mr & Mrs Elliott of Belper had a patio area and new steps installed in their garden. The area was very steep so larger steps were built and back filled with concrete.
Mrs Parker of Mickleover asked us to landscape a large section of her back garden. Many existing conifers and shrubs were removed as well as many tonnes of concrete/slabs.
She wanted all of the fencing replaced, a raised border created out of new railway sleepers as well as a gravelled area (golden gravel) and a new patio laid.
Existing decorative walling raised and some new small borders were created around the garden.
Mr Yates of Allestree asked us to landscape his whole back garden.
He asked us to remove the existing patio and overgrown areas, repair walls, install a raised planter and cover areas with stone and bark(on top of weed preventing fabric. A section of fencing was also installed to the side of the new patio/steps.
3 tonnes of crushed limestone was laid and compacted before the Riven slabs were laid on a further 3 tonnes of sand/cement.
Huge 8ft x 10 x 5 inch railway sleepers were used to make the raised bed.
Miss Senior of Allestree asked us to make her front garden into an area that could be planted with minimal shrubs with a low maintenance aspect to it.
Concrete edgings were used to retain the higher level and create the step. The top area was covered in slate and the larger bottom area was covered in 20mm gravel. All areas were covered with membrane to prevent weeds coming through.
The raised boarder was created using pressure treated timbers and filled with 1.5 tonnes of topsoil.
Miss Hart of Alvaston had a wasted area within her property that she wanted to make into a usable garden.
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Still in prgress:
Friendship Care and Housing asked us to extend one of their bin storage areas.
Mr Hodgman of Spondon asked us to remove a shed and conifers from his garden, create a new border and give the area a general tidy up.
Mr Nix of Allestree asked us to build him a raised border with the addition of trellis so that he could create a feature wall in his garden. 1.5 tonnes of soil was used in this installation.
Mr Singh of Duffield asked us to replace the fence, gates and slab a house that he rented out. 8 tonnes of soil/waste was removed before 2 tonnes of stone and 1.5 tonnes of sand/cement was used to lay the 50 2x2 slabs.
Mr Gabb of Derby had his fencing replaced by us and then discussed different ideas about his garden and how he could make it more maintenance free as well as a safe play area for his young son.
He decided to have pressure treated edgings, with a weed preventing membrane which was covered with 1.5 cubic metres of bark.
Mr Houghton of Duffield had hard stoney clay soil at the front of his house. He had 2.5 tonnes of screened topsoil put on his landscaped front garden. This was screeded (levelled out across the area) to form a flat surface prior to being seeded with grass. Nearly a cubic metre of bark was used on top of a fabric membrane to provent weeds.
Below - This new 24 metre raised border was built from pressure treated 6x2 timbers, filled with top soil and was then covered in a weed preventing membrane. Bark was used as a decorative feature. The customer wanted to give the side border some definition within her garden.
Below - This new 13 metre raised border was built from pressure treated 6x2 timbers, filled with top soil and was then covered in a weed preventing membrane. Bark was used as a decorative feature. The customer wanted to give the side border some definition within her garden.
Below - slate has been used on this garden to prevent weed and grass growth. A fabric layer has been used under the slate: -
Garden (below) had the tree removed below ground level and the concrete/stone cleared in preparation for grass seeding. Seven to eight tons of waste was removed.
Below - decking built around a water feature
Below - Railway sleepers can be used to create a substantial border for garden plants or as vegetable gardens.
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