Summit Landscapes – Multi-Aspect Landscaping
Summit Landscapes were asked to complete a large Cambridge landscaping project at a beautiful property in Shudy Camps. After a design consultation with the client, we agreed on all the work to be implemented.
To the rear, we excavated the 102m² lawn down to 100mm and removed all waste from the property. We then installed a Geotextile membrane to prevent subsidence of the new surface. A sub-base of 75mm of compacted limestone, along with another 25mm compacted and screeded sharp sand was laid between suitable edging before a fresh, realistic and vibrant artificial lawn was laid and attached to the edging.
Tegula Block Paving
The client had chosen Tegula block paving for a 23m² area, so we then excavated to a depth of 150mm and again, removed all the waste material from the site. Edging was installed with a concrete haunching to eliminate any sideways movement of the blocks and a Geotextile membrane was laid. 75mm of MOT Type 1 was laid and compacted, on top of which 25mm of sharp sand was laid, creating a strong sub-base for the block paving. 60mm Tegula blocks were then laid onto the sub-base and pointed using kiln dried sand.
Summit Landscapes planted attractive, colourful flowers and shrubs in the raised flower beds and also planted six climbers along the trellis that borders one side the artificial lawn.
We then excavated a trench using a digger and poured the concrete foundations for an attractive raised brick flower bed and also constructed some solid brick steps from the lawn/block paved area up to the decking. We planted attractive, colourful flowers and shrubs in the raised flower beds and also planted six climbers along the trellis that borders one side the artificial lawn.
The decking was several years old, so the entire area was inspected for any signs of rot. A small repair was carried out by Summit Landscapes at the far end of the decking. We also installed a pond pump and connected it to an attractive spherical stone water feature.
Block Paved Driveway
At the front of the property, we excavated the 100m² driveway to a depth of 250mm. We then removed all the waste from the site. A 175mm base layer of MOT Type 1 hardcore was laid and compacted. Another 25mm layer of sharp sand was compacted on top of this. A Geotextile membrane was installed and edging made from concrete haunching was installed. The entire 75m² area was then paved with 60mm Tegula blocks. This was pointed with kiln dried sand and applied with a driveway block paving sealant. Two sunken manhole covers were installed in the block paving to run flush with the paved surface.
Summit Landscapes also laid fresh gravel around the vegetable garden and painted two large security gates.
Please have a look at some of our recently completed Cambridge landscaping projects here.