arthurroad

Teddington garden revamp

This is a north-facing garden with quite a few trees so sunlight was in short supply. The lawn was in a sorry state and the borders needed restocking. The starting point was to remove this very mature weeping birch to allow more light in. It’s not something I was keen to do as I liked the shape and cutting down any tree needs to be considered carefully these days.


Most of the hard landscaping was fine, it just needed smartening up. We made some slatted trellis to go on top of the fences, both of which were painted black to disappear into the background. We also completely refurbished and painted the existing pergola, cleaned and oiled the deck and refurbished and painted the shed and clad it in the same trellis.

The lawn was reshaped with sweeping curves to lead the eye round the awkward corners. The grass was given a lot of tlc with lots of water and feed and regular mowing - no need to rip it out and returf.


The garden was ready for some new plants - a pleached hornbeam was added to complement the existing ones and a row of pleached crab apples were added as a screen on another boundary. The crab apples will have spring blossom for pollinators and autumn fruits for birds.


In the sunniest part of the garden we added a shallow water bowl in corten steel. It’s a magnet for people and wildlife and the reflections change the views of the garden.



The planting will continue to develop and should fill out in the summer of 2020.

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