As promised an update from last month’s blog on our artificial lawn in Maidenhead ….. the artificial grass is now laid and creates a lawn at the top corner of the garden and a welcome injection of colour at this time of year!
These two photos show a corner of the lawn yet to be laid, and you can see the compacted sand underneath (mentioned in last month’s blog) and then the crucial white membrane (also described in last month’s blog, it acts as a barrier as well as allowing drainage to occur) which is the sandwich between the ground and the final layer of artificial grass. Seen like this the process resembles that of laying an outside carpet and the neat timber edging holds the lawn securely in place.
The (semi) finished garden works well on many levels and this can be attributed to the attention of detail shown throughout the design. This is demonstrated in the construction of a wooden arbour over a seating area at one end of the artificial lawn to create a feature. Staining of the fence and planting/lighting yet to come…
The grey Indian Sandstone used for the paving shows the importance of the use of colour in a garden design. The subtle grey colour compliments the red brick of the house and ties in nicely with the square area of grey shingle which provides the base for a traditional stone sundial. Our client didn’t want steps leading to the sundial area so a ramp pathway continuing in the grey sandstone was constructed and edged with timber sleepers, which are an effective way to define areas and add levels in a garden.
I think you will agree this garden is both elegant and practical in its design which will keep it looking good for many years to come – and the icing on the cake is a lush green lawn which requires no cutting, comes with a 10 year guarantee and provides hours of enjoyment over the summer months (well at any time of year for that matter!)