Stylish Back Garden Frinton

About This Project

What the clients asked for

Following extensive home renovations, the clients decided to upgrade their garden. Before approaching Holland Landscapes, they commissioned a back garden design Frinton from a local garden designer. The design consisted of a simple, yet stylish back garden with a large lawn, a vegetable plot, utility area and lots of planting to screen the fence.

The original garden

The garden of this beautiful detached house near Frinton on Sea had been almost completely cleared by our clients’ builders. All that remained were 3 mature trees and an otherwise blank canvas. The builders had also installed new fencing. Our brief was to bring their back garden design Frinton to life.

Landscaping the garden

The team’s first job was to tidy the existing trees. We kept the majestic silver birch tree and simply pruned out any dead wood. The Holly tree was a little overgrown, but our team soon trimmed that into a neat shape.

Garden Buildings

The team assembled the bespoke shed which sits parallel to the house on one of its sides. The other side follows the fence line.

Next, we installed a pretty little summerhouse in a sunny corner of the garden. This particular model is from Scotts of Thrapston

Hard Landscaping

We built the beautifully designed patio with Sawn Indian Sandstone.  These particular pavers are amongst our favourite landscaping materials and it was great to see that the garden designer had specified them. 900 x 600mm slabs form the main part of the patio and are edged with matching 450 x 900mm slabs to give a nice finish. The matching step treads are bullnosed 40mm sandstone.

Screening

Contemporary slatted trellis and gates screen the side of the house. The garden designer asked us to paint these white to co-ordinate with the property itself.

The Lawn

Before we laid the new turf, we edged the lawn area with 100mm x 5mm mild steel welded to square pins. This our preferred method of ensuring that the lawn stays neat and the homeowner never needs to worry about trimming the edges. Simply run the mower right to the end of the lawn and it will cut off all of those whiskery bits.

Lighting

We installed up-to-the-minute stainless steel Hunza garden lighting all around the garden and the house exterior.

Planting

Around the patio, we’ve planted an array of low-growing perennials punctuated by lollipop bay trees for structure and the guide the eye out towards the rest of the garden.

The boundary planting is a mix of shrubs and trees which, as they mature, will screen the fence and provide some privacy.  A bamboo hedge along one fence line screens the neighbouring property.

How long did this back garden design Frinton take to build?

The Holland Landscapes Team took 6-7 weeks to build this beautiful garden.

Garden makeover inspiration

Take a look at our portfolio of work for more garden makeover inspiration.  Like what you see? Contact Holland Landscapes to discuss your own garden makeover ideas

Category
Back Garden, Garden Design, Landscaping
Tags
Back Garden Design, Garden Design Frinton, Landscaping Essex