An existing client moved away from Bromley, Kent and contacted us to do a complete garden redesign and build in Stourpourt, Worcester. As a new build, the garden was a blank canvas for us to work with. Included in our design brief, our client asked for artificial grass to replace the lawn; to create raised beds for planting; and construct decking with a pergola at the rear of the garden.
To begin the project, the existing lawn had to be completely dug with mini-digger in preparation for the artificial turf sub base. The lawn wasn’t very well laid originally, and sloped to the back right of the garden, so it required a large degree of leveling. After laying permeable membrane to ensure no weeds could break through the artificial grass, we created the sub base using compacted type 1 aggregate and crushed granite dust.
Constructing the raised beds was an important part of the design. The beds ran along both sides of the garden using Everedge. They follow a curved pattern created in the design phase, and form the edging the artificial grass is glued onto. At the rear of the garden we build a deep trapezoid raised bed out of pine sleepers.
A pergola was erected in the back right corner of the garden for climbing plants, and a decking was constructed beneath, with a curved front edge to mirror the curve of the pergola.
We then installed artificial grass across the whole garden, cutting the grass to fit around the curves created with the Everedge. We pinned the edges of the grass to ensure it couldn’t be kicked up by an energetic dog!
The garden was finished off with the installation of a bespoke sandstone fire-pit, and flowers and shrubs were planted throughout by Marie at Plews Garden Design.