Garden Maintenance – Near Eynsham, Oxfordshire
Time and the seasons go by and the use of a family garden changes as the children leave home for university, bounce back briefly, and then finally depart for good. So, the trampoline and football net is sadly dismantled and it’s time for the grownups to take control back of the garden once again.
In this case, the owners had an old stable block that had been used for years as storage for old family memorabilia, childhood bikes, dysfunctional mowers, ancient barbecues and other bric a brac. Sometimes it’s good to take stock and assess the reality of the situation.
It’s really difficult to actually see the potential of a space when you’ve lived with it for a long time and that’s where having a second pair of professional eyes to look at the garden and see its potential really helps.
When you are looking at the potential for your garden, consider just exactly how you are going to use the space. Think about pathways, where you are going to sit to make the best use of the last rays of sunshine in the evening and whether you will require lighting.
It’s best to make all these decisions prior to taking any drastic action – it’s all about planning!
Our vision for the garden
We all decided that the stable block was detracting from the lovely views of the garden and that although it was useful storage space, it had to go. Once we’d demolished the outbuildings (including an asbestos roof) we set about completely transforming the space into a garden to be enjoyed all year round.
You can see exactly how we did it in this short video:
Garden services offered:
The following year the garden was used as a wedding venue for the couple’s oldest daughter. We were delighted to be part of the preparation for the wedding!
“The wedding is all over apart from lots of very happy memories of a wonderful day! Thank you so much for working so hard to make the garden looks quite so amazing for the wedding. We had so many compliments about how beautiful it looked and how stripy the grass was. – Jo and Steve.