Curve appeal……… this month we have transformed a back garden in Maidenhead where curves take centre stage and give a small garden added interest.
The main curve which runs along the edge of the patio, shown in the photo above, is a striking feature in this garden. To achieve this shape, we first overlay the paving, then place flexible rods on top of the paving in the desired outline. This outline is then marked, before finally cutting along the markings with a mechanical disc cutter.
An Indian Sandstone sett path, laid so it takes you down and around the end of the garden, adds to the curve theme and provides another interesting focal point. Our client is looking forward to the turf being laid over the next few weeks, providing the finishing touch & achieving the look he wanted.
Another example of how effective a curved pathway can be is in a garden ALDA Landscapes designed and built in the Spring of this year in Newbury. The photos above show how the path gently snakes down the garden, leading you from the house under an arbour and onwards through the garden, enjoying the planting as you go, before finishing up at the seated area at the bottom of the garden. Again the pathway was constructed using Indian Sandstone sett paving.
So if you want to add interest to your garden why not consider the impact curves can create – whether it’s through the shaping of a curved edged patio, a curved outline to a lawn or incorporating a curve into the design of a pathway.