This garden has been designed and constructed for a Royal Airforce officer who, due to the nature of his work, is often away from home for long periods. The brief was to create a low maintenance garden for a home that might be left empty or rented out for several months at a time.The clients wanted to have some lawn for the children and dogs but recognised that it was impractical for their circumstance. So I introduced them to some modern artificial lawn.
These products are a revelation to most people who expect to see something similar to a sports AstroTurf or the sort of stuff a fruit and veg man would cover his market stall with. Artificial turf has come a long way in the last few years and can look extremely convincing. It is also very practical and hard wearing.
We utilised a pattern of circles the orientate the garden along the longest axis from one corner to another to increase the size in appearance.