There’s no need to compromise on garden style when it becomes too much to maintain, as we recently proved with retiree Keith, who lives in a traditional three-bedroom semi-detached home in Compton, Wolverhampton.



Keith had always enjoyed his large garden, but the large lawn and mature borders simply became too difficult for him to look after when he retired. He no longer wanted the burden of regular lawn mowing, so we created a stylish space that would suit his lifestyle, and enable him to enjoy his garden for years to come and not worry about the maintenance.

The lawn was removed and replaced with a sweeping consolidated gravel area that is firm to walk on but is free draining and hard wearing.

Hard lines on the borders were re-shaped so that they now feature dramatic, sweeping curves that make full use of the shape of the garden. A new planting scheme was also implemented, and a range of carefully selected shrubs and plants were put in the newly shaped borders, bringing them to life once more.

Finally, Keith’s favourite bench was positioned in a sunny spot, creating a paved area that mirrors the curves of the borders, and a pergola arch installed to give the garden interest and a focal point.

Keith said: “It’s a truly wonderful garden and I love sitting on the bench and taking in all the design. The fact that I don’t have to think about mowing the lawn again is great, too. Andi and the team at really listened carefully to what I wanted and came up with some very creative ideas. I couldn’t be happier with what they did.”

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