Chris contacted us as she was looking for a Leigh on Sea landscaper. She had had her garden renovated several years ago and was now looking to update her planting scheme.

The layout of the garden works well

The layout of the garden works well

The layout

The framework for the garden works well. The circle of lawn is well kept and the sweeping pathway in long setts just needed a bit of a tidy up. The limestone needed cleaning, and re-sealing to prevent algae buildup.

The terrace gets dirty easily with a build up of alge

The terrace gets dirty easily with a build up of alge

The bottom of the garden

She wanted to increase privacy on the left hand side of the garden as the row of houses overlooked the space. New planting was also needed to be introduced along the back wall.

Smaller species were requested.

Smaller species were requested.

Planting

Much of the foliage she had in the garden had become too big for the beds, and the lavender also become a little leggy. The property was right on the seafront, so the planting need to be tolerant of sea air.Chris was a keen Gardner, but travelled a lot with work so the scheme need to be low maintenance. She wanted to include different leaf shape, texture and colour.

Plants had grown too big for the beds and needed replacing

Plants had grown too big for the beds and needed replacing

The Front Garden

She also wanted Earth Designs to look at the front garden. She had a Leigh on Sea landscasper come into to maintain the beds, but they were inhertited plants and she wasn’t fond of them. Again the plants needed to tolerate sea air and look good all year round. Leaf shape, texture and colour were important to provide interest without too much faff.

The front garden needed to up the ante

The front garden needed to up the ante

We delivered two planting schemes to Chris and our Leigh on Sea Landscaper provided her with a scope fo works to help rennovate the space and give it a face lift.

Plants full of form and texture to fill the front

Plants full of form and texture to fill the front

 

Smaller species were suggested for the space

Smaller species were suggested for the space