This garden was in need for a makeover. Our customer wanted a low maintenance garden, good looking with a place to hide away the wheelie bins. The fencing was a little tired and the end of the garden leading to the rear alleyway needed to be more secure.

We started by removing the existing lawn, plants and shrubs which we took away for disposal. The old fencing panels were removed and replaced with new locally sourced panels which slotted right back into the existing concrete posts.

The end of the garden, leading to the alleyway would eventually be finished using concrete gravel boards from top to bottom. We installed a lockable gate to add extra security.

We levelled up the soil in the garden and covered it using a quality weed membrane. This will stop any future unplanned plant or weed growth in the gravelled areas.

The end of the garden is where we laid the Indian Stone patio. After digging out to a firm base we always lay paving stones on compacted limestone and a solid base of sand and cement as opposed to spots of concrete here and there. We find that our method gives a much stronger base for the patio which will stay in place for years to come.

To finish off, we pointed the patio slabs using a high-quality resin based mortar.

To complete the garden landscaping, we laid flint chippings on top of the membrane, installed the water feature and placed the large rocks to help add a little interest. The stepping stones leading down towards the patio and back gate were laid in a gentle curve to draw the eye and help create a sense of depth to the garden.

We have included a few photos of before and after of this simple yet brilliant garden transformation. Let us know what you think.