Landscaping dilemma? New build? New garden layout? What on earth can be done with that steep bank at the back of the plot? Or maybe it’s a raised area but the added expense of a retaining wall cannot be justified and the clients preference is for a softer approach. You certainly don’t want to be mowing a piece of grass on a 45° slope, neither do you want a border – just too much work, besides which every time there is heavy rainfall down comes half the topsoil onto the lawn below.
Well we have an idea that we believe you will really like. Why not cover that difficult area with wildflowers? It doesn’t really matter whether the slope is long and deep or whether it is just a little slope, the effect can be stunning and so simple to achieve.
Have a look at a couple of projects that we have been involved with and make up your own mind.
The final couple of photos are a small project for North Waltham village, Hampshire. Ponds always hold a place in our heart as the centrepiece of the quintessential village. The village pond in North Waltham is no exception and the addition of wildflower turf to the shallow banks thereby covering the previously exposed liner after recent maintenance work, was an instant hit.
Now we’ve supplied the ideas its your turn. Don’t forget to send us pictures of your projects – we would love to see your garden successes with our turf.