Neat & Tidy
I was called in to add a 'patio with roof' that didn't look as if it had just been placed in the garden with no thought. This is a good sized family garden and the clients didn't want to reduce the size of the lawn or remove the existing patio. The whole garden was pulled together using setts that matched the patio, these edged the lawn & the new 'patio with roof', so tidying & neatening up the edges. A water feature had been requested & so, by adding the box balls into the lawn, this was incorporated into the design. These now draw your eye to the new patio area, complete with sofa & chairs. The area around the bamboo has been created into a night time feature by removing the miscellaneous shrubbery, adding box balls & uplighting the bamboo. The overall effect is not one of massive upheaval but of small changes.