A budget Cottage Garden makeover to prepare for sale

(... except, after we did this, they loved it so much they decided not to move!)

Location: Somerset West
Completed: April 2017

BRIEF: Nelia and Elco wanted to sell their house but first it needed some beautifying.  

CHALLENGES:
Extreme water restrictions -see box left below for how we dealt with that.

A very tight budget. 
The entrance path to the front door which was unclear and uncomfortable.

SOLUTIONS: The pathway needed to run to the one side, so we defined it as a beautiful ,easy to walk S - curve. To avoid short cuts when walking it we created a beautiful cottage style garden to walk though which also introduces a little mystery to the pool and beyond, slowing one down, setting the scene for the thoughtfully decorated stoep and interior. We reduced the lawn way down to a small, edged rectangle next to the pool which was neat and easier to maintain. The client did the pole edging themselves to save costs. 

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Hardy cottage-garden style planting
Hardy cottage-garden style planting
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