Low Maintenance Gardens
Examples of Low Maintenance Gardens
- Coastal Front Garden
- Garden Room
- Gravel Garden
- Modern Urban Space
- Unused Space
- Sloping Garden
- Town House Garden
Coastal Front Garden
It can be pointless laying turf in a front garden as small as this, especially if the brief is to be low maintenance. Laying a suitable base and covering in different sized cobbles will effectively deter weeds. A central Purbeck stone rock and Mediterranean style spot planting provide interest and colour year round.
Garden rooms and outside offices are becoming more and more popular. Feeling like you are in the garden but with all the comforts of being inside is a great benefit. By using composite decking and artificial turf we kept future maintenance to a minimum and ensured our clients could enjoy their outside space without too much effort.
Some lawns never seem to thrive however much care and attention you provide. This was such a case in question and our client asked us to design an area to replace the lawn. It needed to be colourful with seasonal interest as well as structure.
Modern Urban Space
We were asked to design an entertaining space for a young professional. He wanted a large party space, with integral seating, water features, lighting, hot tub and an overall modern contemporary feel.
Buildings can create spaces with a lot of shade which can be unpleasant to be in or neglected. Often, they end up being a utility area or dumping ground. Our solution was to create a tranquil and shady retreat to view from a seating area in a spot that did get the afternoon sun.
This very modern house had some hard landscaping already in place as well as the summerhouse. Our brief was to remove the lawn and create a low maintenance design to be viewed from the house and to link the summerhouse with the rest of the garden. A low maintenance planting scheme was designed with suitable plants for the difficult dry and shady conditions.
Town House Garden
This three-story town house looked down over a boring concrete patio with a few plants to break up the space. With a river at the bottom of the garden, any design needed to take into consideration the fact that the garden could be flooded at certain times of year. Composite deck, fitted to composite joists raised the level of the garden and was a practical solution to the problem. The angular design also looked great when viewed from the balcony above.