This Dublin landscaping contract was situated in Sandymount, South County, Dublin. The client required front and back gardens landscaped. The house had just been renovated and part of the builder’s specs was to complete most of the hard landscaping. Our brief was to complete the remaining works which comprised mostly of soft landscaping, with some hard landscaping, front and back.
The front was a very small North facing space which included rectangular area of soil and mature Privet hedge. The plan was to come up with a low maintenance area which looked well all year round and provided a space to hide 3 wheelie bins.
The simple garden Design we created included 2 spaces, the first a low maintenance planting space which was formal in style and could be enjoyed as you approached the front door. The second space included a paved area surrounded with mature Portuguese Laurels to hide wheelie bins and create a divide to the neighboring property. The work schedule to complete this garden design is set out below:
- Remove existing Privet hedge and cart to dump
- Excavate soil to a depth of 75mm apart from areas for planting, re-use in back garden
- Supply, spread and compact 50mm layer of quarry screenings
- Supply and install edging for beds using 100x100x50mm split oatmeal cobbles
- Supply and install path for wheelie bins using 600x600x30mm brush hammered oatmeal slabs
- Plant beds with selected plants
- Supply and lay geo-textile matting for gravel
- Cover matting with 25mm layer of 14mm Ballylusk gravel
The plants used to create this area included 22x Specimen Portuguese Laurels, 4x 30cm Box balls, 10x bare root Box hedging and 1x Standard Bay Laurel.
The back South facing garden consisted of three levels. The lower level was made up of a black limestone patio and connected the new extension to the garden. To the right and directly outside the extension was the second level, a raised bed/seat faced with Iroko hardwood. The third level was a large lawn, path and small bed running the entire length of the garden. Low maintenance was achieved by the installation of a mowing edge using 200x100x50mm split silver granite cobbles. The cobbles were also used around the main feature mature apple tree and provided a nice contrast against the black limestone paving. The existing walls were only 1.4M in height and provided little privacy, these were extended to 2M using 60cm wall extensions made up of 2×1” pressure treated Scandinavian Spruce lattes fixed horizontally. These were painted black to connect the house to the garden, they also held the eye in the space creating that all important room effect. The work schedule to complete the back garden is set out below:
- Supply and install mowing edge around apple tree using 200x100x50mm split silver granite cobbles
- Import 3 tonne topsoil to fill raised bed, bring up levels in lawn
- Supply and install new instant roll out lawn
- Supply and install 60cm wall extension using 2×1” pressure treated Scandinavian Spruce lattes, paint with Ronseal black wood preservative
- Plant beds with suitable plant specimens
The planting used to finish the garden consisted of Hydrangea ‘Annabelle’, Buxus sempervirens hedging, Acer palmatum Sango-kaku’ and potted Daffodils around the base of the apple tree. This planting would be easy to maintain while providing plenty of colour in the summer months.
The client was very happy with the results and wrote the following review on Google:
Kevin recently completed some work on my garden. This involved relaying a lawn, erecting some fencing and planting of hedging and shrubs. I am very happy with the quality of work. Kevin and his team completed the project on time and on budget. His attention to detail is excellent, his advice was invaluable, and I would certainly recommend his work.
If you require a landscaper Dublin, contact Kevin Baumann on 086 8198444.