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Landscaping With Raised Railway Sleeper Flower Beds

Updated: Jan 26, 2021

We were delighted and, most importantly, so was our client with the recent outcome of a project to create a tiered row of raised railway sleeper flower beds in the beautiful village of Pluckley in Kent.

A lovely lady had a bit of dilemma with a patio that was subsiding! We were asked to remove the affected area and replace it with a series of tiered railway sleeper raised flower beds that dropped down towards the bottom of the garden.

The existing patio was in a very poor condition and the sub-base had subsided
Subsiding Patio

With the patio removed we were able to form up a series of raised sleeper flower beds.

Raised flower beds built with Grade 1 railway sleepers
Raised Sleeper Beds

Once formed and securely fixed we lined the beds with a membrane and then we filled them with the best quality blended loam, which is a special mix topsoil created for customers requiring high quality and exceptionally fertile soil for planting both flowerbeds or growing vegetables.

Blended Loam to BS3882 was used to fill these raised sleeper flowerbeds
Filling raised sleeper beds with soil

We liaised closely with the client at all times and she selected the plants for her new garden. The plants came from one of our nursery suppliers less than 3 miles from the job.

We worked closely with the client to ensure that she got the both the service and end result she deserved
Designing the planting schedule with the client

After planting the raised flowerbeds and the purple beech (Fagus sylvatica Atropurpurea) hedging we then turfed a new lawn area with turf sourced from our suppliers in Mersham.

With the side graded we laid these beautiful turfs to complete the project
Turfing around the beech hedge

The client was over the moon with the results and compared our services to those that she had seen on the television where a garden is rescued and brought back to life.

The end result was a triumph and a riot of colour
Blooming marvellous

Here is a video of the project from start to finish.

If you'd like to have a garden make over, raised beds built, a pond constructed or any job completed professionally by friendly craftspeople we'd love to hear from you, you can use the Contact Page to find out how.

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