• Customer Focus - Alfresco Landscaping

    28 Nov, 2016 11:17

    Here at Stone Warehouse we love to see the creative ways our customers have utilised our products within their garden projects. As part of our new ‘Customer Focus’ articles we contacted Alfresco Landscaping as we were very impressed with their decorative use of our Scottish Range within a garden that was featured in Pro Landscaper magazine.

    Alfresco pride themselves on offering a one stop shop service for design, construction and planting across Cambridgeshire, Rutland and Lincolnshire areas. With an emphasis on quality, they ensure only superior products are sourced to feature within their garden designs.

    Having seen Alfresco Landscaping’s display at the Olive Grove Nursery in Oundle, their client fell in love with the balance of Mediterranean planting, paving and decorative aggregates. They wanted their garden to be redesigned from a long and narrow expanse of lawn to an intimate, low maintenance, contemporary tropical garden that would flow seamlessly.

    To achieve this, a seating area away from the house was designed with a staggered path to create flow through the garden for which Mode porcelain paving in profiled dark grey was chosen to match perfectly with the grey marble tiling used in the homeowner’s kitchen. Mature Mediterranean plants such as Olive trees and palms, complemented by Phormiums and Hebes were planted to complement the tropical design scheme.

    Chosen to surround this planting and paving were products from our hardwearing Scottish range. In total five tonnes of our Scottish Pebbles were used, supplemented with the larger Scottish Cobbles and Boulders in a variety of sizes to give additional colour and texture. The Scottish pebbles, cobbles and boulders created swathes through the planting, allowing the eye to be drawn around the garden rather than rising to the boundary walls and beyond. Complementing the Mediterranean theme, the granite stones set the plants off beautifully and became a focal point in their own right.

    The job from start to finish took a week and the client sent the team home with cases of beer and a bottle of champagne as a thank you. She said: “Thank you for sharing and appreciating my vision. You have an incredible natural talent and a great team.”

    If you would like your garden featured, please supply us with images and a little information about the idea behind the garden design.