When this client offered to pay me in full before the plan was even drawn, I knew she was ready to go and a little desperate for help!
We couldn’t have had a better time of year to develop the new site, which would include 4 retaining walls, a recirculating fountain, a stone ‘sofa’ and plantings of 16 trees, 12 large shrubs, and a load of perennials.
Cleaning out the unwanted plants and regrading the steep slope came first. We next installed an extensive draining system for the huge volume of water, which ran off a golf course down their back slope. Then came moving and heeling in a number of shrubs and perennials that she had bought over the years.
We created a large garden ‘room’. The long row of hornbeams on the upper tier provides a tall, stable backdrop. Twelve evergreen Nellie Steven hollies edge the other side of the garden shield her from golfers. The garden features of the millstone fountain, stone ‘sofa”, and stone steppers are placed far enough apart so they are not competing.
Luckily the cool weather and lost of rain allowed her perennials to leaf out and her sod to take hold quickly. What a garden creation.. just in the nick of time!