During the summer we have been involved in the design and construction of a garden around an existing older swimming pool in Alderton. The pool and surrounding area were in a poor and dated condition and, being very close to the house, made for an unappealing approach into the garden.
The style of the new layout uses smooth sandstone paving and long, narrow grey clay pavers to create a stylish and modern feel. Slatted larch screens have replaced the existing Yew hedge to improve the available space around the pool and give a glimpse to the wider gardens beyond.
The soil in Alderton is extremely dry and light making maintaining a lawn difficult, the new lawn close to the pool has irrigation pipes watering the grass from beneath. An interesting solution which should maintain a healthy colour lawn during the summer.
The pictures show the garden with the hard landscaping completed and before the planting takes place later in the year.