We spent the first weeks clearing spruce and pine trees that had long ago outgrown their alloted space as ornamental trees. A pond - decades old - was leaking, and a lower lake had steeply sloping banks making the water difficult to access. The house had been restored, with a large extension that required access to the sloping gardens. We created a large terrace, with steps to the lawns. An L-shaped water feature can been seen from the large picture window and was built with stone to match detailing in the house walls. We also followed the brick layout within our paving too, giving an arts and crafts feel. The poor, dilapidated swimming pool was re-lined, partly re-built and a de-watering system installed to stop the liner from floating to the surface (as had happened before, due to the high water table). A new large terrace and summerhouse has created the perfect sunny spot for family entertaining. At night, the garden is lit with over a kilometre of lights throughout the beds, and trees are uplit.
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