As spring proceeds, in our mind’s eye we conjure up the image of an exceptionally low maintenance, aesthetically pleasing, fit for purpose, long lasting and enjoyment enhancing design scheme for our gardens. Outdoor living, barbeques and parties beckon.
The reality tends to be a post winter muddy, litter strewn grassy area with a straight path and standard fencing, a bike or football as ornamentation, an abandoned shed and soil that’s willing you to plant some vibrant flowers and shrubs in it before autumn arrives.
Time is precious, skill levels vary, and budgets aren’t always plentiful, but that doesn’t mean you should forsake an afternoon’s work and suffer an uninspiring outdoor room.
A garden spruce up is not a time-consuming chore that demands the generous budget of a TV garden makeover show á la Titchmarsh, a landscaping degree or special powers to achieve an instant rejuvenation.
Gravel is a perfect solution; …