Mrs. Ganga contacted us to renovate her garden, while also wanting to convert a patch of the existing garden to vegetable garden.
This renovation was an interesting concept. The ornamental garden had to blend with the vegetable garden and the transition between the two blocks should be smooth without a strong divider in between. Also the existing big plants had to be retained and the rest of the plants and design had to be built around it.
Back home, we first laid the layout of the garden over a paper, converted it into digital format to show a realistic garden to her. The ideas were exchanged and at the end of discussion we had more things to share with each other.
She gave us a Thumbs up to go ahead with the renovation!
The backyard was divided into two parts—First the area from the seating point of view, fresh lawn was laid with new stepping stones to start with.
The second part was set up with raised beds for veggie patches, that would serve her with healthy vegetables and fruits for years to come.
Now the tricky part was to blend both the gardens,
New set of Brick Edging were constructed to separate the lawn from the flower plants area. The raised beds and edging was given the same pattern with red brick effect. The stepping stones used in the lawn were extended from to the vegetable patch for continuity. Even with these the blend was not complete.
The last element was to create a transition area, for this we used the tiny gravel to cover the whole area around the raised beds. The gravel bed gave 3 benefits,
1. Created a gray contrast to the green lawn cover increasing the aesthetic value.
2. It took care of the mulching, hence reducing the infestation of weeds.
3. It created a Accupressure area for the resident, creating add-on wellness.
The existing tall plants/ bushes were retained, but these were tall. So we added flowering bushes beyond the edging creating a colorful background to the plain lawn area.
From the old garden, we had retained two elements an artistic pillar and a lily pot. These two were added as part of the edging thus adding decorative to the garden.
This was an amazing experience and we thank Mrs. Ganga for providing us this opportunity to make her garden beautiful and useful.