New Build Garden Design Bristol

Often the gardens of new build properties are not given much thought during the initial construction of the site. We really enjoyed working on this blank canvas based on a new estate in Frenchay, North Bristol.

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When we arrived the front of the house had a narrow border with uninspiring planting. We enlarged both of these borders, digging them over, incorporating bracken down mulch from Fountain Timber, which in part is manure. This was dug in and left over winter to give some nourishment to the soil, after it being trampled whilst it was a building site.

We created the curve of this border so that it swept around the side of the house to give the front garden more scope.

There were quite a few drain covers, these are to have large pots with plants on them going forward.

Once the borders were created we edged them with Everedge – a fantastic product for defining borders. We created a planting plan for our customer who was keen to plant it up herself.

Whilst we were working on the front garden, the back was having a serious overhaul. Originally just a grass lawn, the boys got to work first off constructing a beautiful timber screen to sit on top of the wall to give extra privacy, as well as creating a timber pergola and planting mature Olive trees.

The pergola will give good structure to the garden, which was previously a bit bleak without any focal points. Underneath the pergola the boys laid a stunning blue star tiled patio, giving this garden a real wow factor. It’s great to bring colour to the hard landscaping in a design if you can.

Once the star patio had been laid, a larger paved area was constructed to make it easy to walk straight out of the patio doors. A shallow pond was dug and laid, and looks so effective with the olive trees and screening behind. Since completing the landscaping of this garden our customer has planted it up and we are really looking forward to seeing it in the next few weeks. Keep an eye out for new photos of this garden which are coming soon!


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