The brief for this garden in Bishops Stortford was very simple – create an outdoor living space that required as little maintenance as possible. The area also had to be child friendly and durable enough to withstand the rigours of three football mad kids and their friends!
The clients were a professional couple with little time for garden chores between their busy work lives and family commitments, therefore they wanted a large grassy area for the children to play bordered by beds containing easy to manage evergreen shrubs. Additionally the garden had a rather tired looking unattractive concrete slab patio that was in dire need of replacing.
Since the couple wanted their children to enjoy the play area all year round they decided that rather than go for a conventional lawn that would quickly deteriorate in the wet winter months they would opt for an artificial surface instead.
“We wanted a garden that both ourselves and our children could enjoy all year round. Sadly no one in the family is green fingered so we were looking for a garden that would be easy to manage. The artificial turf seemed the perfect solution and we can’t keep the boys off it, we’ve even nicknamed it Wembley Stadium! The grass alone was worth the investment and the patio area looks lovely.
Mr & Mrs Prevost”