The Customer Brief
To build and complete a Multi-level Garden, Designed By Sally Owen

 

This well thought through Design utilizes a sloping garden spectacularly.
It opens hidden pockets of space within the garden and provides a decking area to relax that captures the sun through most of the day.
Easy access to the whole garden provided by wide comfortable steps.

This Design feels Dynamic at ground level and from above when viewed from the access drive to the property.

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This Design feels Dynamic at ground level and from above when viewed from the access drive to the property.

Always a pleasure to build gardens Designed by Sally Owen as I think she has a reel affinity to maximize the use of space while retaining an open feel.

Major landscaping


Major landscaping especially, In a trapped space needs carefully planning the logistics of preparation and build is magnified when access is restricted.

Very carefully surveying of levels and right angles are essential, especially when viewed from above. Your eye is incredibly accurate and able to spot defects when you have so many parallel lines.


Choice of suitable quality materials can be a saving in the long run as they look and feel much better and are likely to last a lot longer .standing the test of time and weather.
They usually have the added advantage of being more accurate to build.

When importing topsoil, the best quality you can find is essential as this will significantly affect the choice of planting you have in mind. I would always choose a gritty loam for raised container beds as good drainage preferred by most plants is difficult to correct in heavier soils.
A middle range ph in the soil will suit most planting addition of lime, or acidic based mulches can help you adjust this if you want plants like heather with need acid conditions or lavenders which grow readily in mid to alkaline soil types.

Most of all Don’t forget to enjoy all your hard work
Good Luck
Andy
ARealGardener