At Michelle Sadler Landscape Services we offer well thought out gardens. With our expertise we can tailor an outcome which will incorporate your needs and wants with what's going to be aesthetically pleasing, functional, and within your budget. We have been building gardens for a long time. We keep up to date with the latest trends, ensure sourcing is possible for everything we quote, and will construct a garden that will exceed your expectations. Our services cover all elements of the domestic landscape; decking, paving, seating, screens, irrigation, synthetic and instant real turf, letter boxes, clotheslines, and potted plants for indoor and outdoor spaces.
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If you have no idea what's possible for a certain area then we have loads of suggestions that will help.
For Nature Strips toppings laid on a compacted crushed rock base can provide a neat and low maintenance option. Alternatively most councils allow low growing planting and of course there is always lawn!
Garden Edging is a simple element but one that can help define your garden. Michelle Sadler Landscape Services can guide you on all the options. Treated pine edging is economical, steel link edging is minimilist, lasts much longer, and is great for curves, and brick or stone edging is always a great look. A paved edge doesn't have to be old school. Think crazy paving, cobbles, stone, clay, the possibilities are endless. A pine sleeper laid flat can give little ones a fun safe 'balancing beam,' and if real turf is NOT adjacent to it, raised edging in contempory corten steel looks fantasic and is available in numerous heights. We can can help you choose an edging that suits your requirements. Andrew's favorite? The shovel edge but who has time to maintain that?!
The four photos in the row above are of the same front garden we landscaped a few years ago. The client does a wonderful job looking after the garden and also has us back once per season, to prune, fertilise, replace plants, paint the driveway, brush up the synthetic turf, whatever is neccessary to make this garden continue to look the way it does. It's by far the best in the street
Sloping front gardens are great as they add character and an extra dimension to any garden. (For back gardens if the slope is minimal we'll most likely suggest a sleeper retaining wall along the perimeter fenceline (which will be hidden by infilling the space to bring it up level). If your front garden slopes - don't pretend it doesn't and landscape it as if it is flat. Work with the slope - have a rolling lawn or retain it using well placed garden rock or mud stone. Install steps - try to avoid a sloping a front path, unless of course chair access is a requirement. Old Railway sleepers with 800 x 400mm pavers for insteps can be a economical option. Rendered block work looks great too, as does Merbou timber 'decking' steps either constructed traditional or in a Japanese influenced shadow-box style (a series of small decks offset from one another). And if you would prefer to shape your front garden flat consider setting back a retianing wall and having a narrow garden bed in front. It will soften the whole look especially if you have a footpath in front.
Synthetic turf has come a long way due to an ever increasing demand. Due to our ten year drought industry came up with some great product. Even with the skies opening up synthetic turf still has some great advantages worth considering - like no mowing! Is is hotter underfoot though in summer and beware weeds will still fly in and lodge occasionally. Michelle Sadler Landscape Designs believe if you're going to do a job do it right it begins with quality product. Try to avoid the cheaper synthetic turfs on the market. It may cost a little more but you won't be dissapointed and your friends and family won't believe their eyes or their feet.