A very common theme in landscaping projects is the need to tackle all your gardens issues at once instead of in stages. It is tempting to do things in small sections to try to mitigate cost and effort but usually with landscapes and landscapes everything is interrelated.
When Ann from High Wycombe called Buckinghamshire Landscape Gardeners earlier in the year due to a soggy lawn she knew she wanted the perfect lawn but also a new pathway and steps. Quite quickly we realised the reason her lawn was so boggy was a funnel effect from the surrounding higher gardens. We decided to tackle all the drainage and landscaping issues all at once by installing a new drainage cage soak away with an outlet to a drainage grate along the house to solve her rising damp problem in the house.
The new drainage cage is assisted by a new lawn with a free draining sharp sand layer under the topsoil to allow water to drain to the system effectively. The new lawn now retains moisture to grow well but does not allow excess water to sit on the surface reducing muddiness and the onset of mosses.
The drainage system has an overflow outlet under a new Ashdown brick path with basket weave bond pattern for a very effective route through the garden with a high grip in wet weather. The overflow is plumbed into the storm water drain but is doubted it will ever need to as the drainage cage holds a cubic metre of storm water. The new drainage grate along the house prevents storm water from causing damp in the houses structure through the external walls a true example of how landscaping can benefit most aspects of a properties longevity and functions.
As usual with most garden landscaping solutions are found by assessing the garden holistically with drainage, hard surfaces, soft landscaping, topography and soil type all contributing to various landscape and building factors. If you are planning anew landscaping project and are based in Buckinghamshire including High Wycombe, Aylesbury or Amersham do not hesitate to contact Buckinghamshire Landscape Gardeners today.