Having recently moved into a property in Berkhamsted, these particular clients had inherited a front garden that was the talk of the neighbourhood for all the wrong reasons! After years of neglect the garden had become overgrown and badly in need of a makeover. Bravely tackling the unseemly mess himself the client removed the majority of the foliage exposing a barren and unsightly slope. Already having a firm idea of what they wanted they contacted us and explained their plans for the outdoor space.
Timber Garden Decking
Due to the positioning of the property the front garden received the sun in the evening, with that in mind they wanted to create a decking area where they would be able to enjoy the last rays of the day when they returned home from work.
Also to mitigate the sloping nature of the site they wanted raised sleeper beds running along the length of the fence on one side and path on the other to allow the ground to be levelled. In between there would be blue slate chippings covering the area with heathers planted in various positions.
Having listened to their ideas we came up with a few suggestions of our own to add a little more interest to the slate chippings area. We recommended incorporating garden rockery stones and rather than having everything all on one level, constructing the rockery in such a way as to create a number of plateaus. This would make more of a feature of the space creating a more visually impressive garden to enjoy from the comfort of the decking area.