Spring is almost upon us- the daffodils and crocuses are starting to appear at long last! We’ve been busy throughout the winter period, preparing and landscpaing gardens for those spring days that will soon arrive. Our latest landscaping project saw us working on two neighbouring front gardens that required dimension, interest, texture and colour. Both gardens were on a gradient so we decided to build a feature rockery- rockeries are best built on a slope in part or full sun. To create a contrast between the two gardens, we used Black Mountain and York stone to complement the driveway. A rockery should be built from the lowest point up, with each rock securely embedded, making sure you leave spaces between the rocks for plants. Once you are happy with the formation of the rockery, soil can be added to the pockets.
Block paving was used to create shape in the garden, complimented by shingle beds and trees. Finally, each garden was re-turfed to complete the look.
Our customers decided they would like to plant the rockeries themselves so we advised that dwarf conifers, Alpines, Aubretias and heathers would look great against the rocky back drop. We look forward to visiting in the next few months to see the array of colours!