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.
Vita of Chellaston asked us to give her garden a makeover and make it maintenance free apart from a small raised bed constructed of sleepers. The shed base was enlarged and after digging out the garden we then slabbed it using buff riven slabs,
We used a diamond core drilling bit cut a perfect hole in the centre of one of the slabs to neatly place the removable clothes line.
Mr Wilkins of Allestree asked us to give his garden a makeover. He wanted a level, no maintenance garden as well as new fencing at the rear of the garden.
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 bed 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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