New Build Wildlife Garden Design, Patchway

We’ve been up against it in this garden, in a large new build estate in Patchway. We had snow and heavy rain during the landscaping which made working difficult at times, turning the bare soil into a quagmire.

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When we started out there wasn’t much going on in this garden, just grass, weeds and a rather lovely weeping cherry tree and clematis climbing up the wall.

The level of the ground had to be have a serious over haul to get it in line for the design, with the patio by the back door, a new sunken patio, retaining wall with trees planted behind, along with a pond to attract wildlife, and of course a new lawn with stepping stones.

The waste that was removed was taken away with a grab – there was about twice as much as this picture! Trenches were dug for footings for the walls, with lots of concrete blocks brought in for their construction.

The paving was laid just before the heavy rain, the mud got to us all I think. But with a great team ethic we got through it. Mulch, top soil and sand were all added to the ground before we started turfing, it was water logged, but once the sun started shining it started to subside. When the turf goes down a sudden huge transformation took place – no longer a sea of mud.

After turfing the walls will be rendered, and the trees and plants will be planted and mulched. Come back next time to see the completed photos of this garden…

Tags: garden borders| paving| Ponds