The Terraced Sleeper Garden
Kelly and Laurens' Terraced Sleeper Garden was designed to work for both them and their young child. The aim was to create a safe green space with plenty of planting. The design included the creation a large sleeper seating area, surrounded by colourful plants.
Picket fencing was installed around the perimeter of the terrace and a new lawn was laid to create a safe playing space. Below the terrace the existing pond was revamped to make it more wildlife friendly, a herb garden was planted and the decking was restored.
The large sleeper beds were planted with two small tree species then filled with a number of herbaceous perennial species. These included Geums, Rudbeckia, Verbena, Achillea and Nepeta. Other species included were Lithodora, ornamental grasses and Salvia.
Here are a few other ways in which the project was wildlife/environmentally friendly:
- All oils and adhesives were wildlife safe.
- Compost was peat free.
- Waste materials were removed and recycled where possible using an eco waste company.