Who doesn't love before and after pictures!
Here you can hover over the after pictures and click the arrows to see how the gardens develop over the course of the project. You may even pick up some inspiartional ideas for your own garden. Enjoy!

Garden Makeover in E14

BEFORE

This garden in E14 needed a total re design, with a brieft for it to be low maintenance, simple but elegant and a joy to look at, ( without having to rush out and trim the grass and shrubs every 5 minutes!)

The garden was on quite a slope so it made sense to section the whole space in to 3 defined parts

AFTER

 WE achieved the final look with terracing the garden by building retaining brick walls that matched the house. We took down some very large overgrow shrubs to make more space, added some beautiful curved fence panels, paved the top and bottom sections of the garden and added some astro turf for all year round greenery.

 

 

BEFORE

The spec for this garden was very straight forward. The property was going to be rented out and the garden had to be smart but extremely low maintenance. Nothing beats a bit of Astro Turf when it comes to low maintenance.

AFTER

The success of long lasting astro turf is all about the preparation. We dug out all the old turf and soil to about 6 inches then filled it back in with grit and sand for drainage and stability.

The results are a solid base and beautifully laid artificial grass which needs very little to no  maintenance. Year round greenery guaranteed!

 

 

Garden Makeover in E14

Garden Makeover in E14

BEFORE

Our initial visit to this garden was to see how we could help with an old tired lawn but it was clear that trying to grow a lush lawn in the  very shaded and dry back half of the  garden wasn't goimg to happen.

AFTER

Over the course of 3 different visits we reclaimed the dry shaded area with a fabulous new decking and BBQ space, re did the garden borders and then laid a brand new lawn in the rest of the garden where light and space would allow it to grow lush and green.

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Garden Makeover in E6

BEFORE

The inspiration behind this garden was the clients love of Frida Kahlo and her use of vibrant tropical colours and clashing flower combos. It also neede to be wheelchair friendly so grass was replaced with paving and beds were raised for easy and confortable access.

AFTER

We absolutely loved being able to work with such a tropical colour pallet as most people arent that brave but doing this project in the heat of summer helped us get in the mood for hot pinks, vibrant blues and lots of tropical plants and palms.

Sizzling!

Garden Makeover in E8

BEFORE

This poor old garden had been suffocated under 6 months worth of brick dust from an extension so the brief was to revive it with masses of colour, some imaginative elements, new flower borders and a proper lawn

AFTER

With a healthy budget and a lot of hard work Project Green Thumb were able to turn this space into a gorgeous oasis. We created a sun terrace and raised garden bed at the back, a lovely seating area,  new flower borders, new trellis and a luscious new lawn. All ready for a Summer garden party

Luscious Lawn in E6

BEFORE

Another lawn SOS here where the weeds, moss and couch grass had taken a strong hold. Unfortunately, with some very uneven and compacted ground along with all the weeds there was only one solution. A new lawn!

AFTER

A few days later and here are the results. Lush!

 

And in another 3 weeks time, when the grass has taken root it can have its first cut and feed then the cartwheels and rolly- polly's can commence!

Perfect Paving in E9

BEFORE

This garden has a beautiful array of loving planted flowers and shrubs but the paths and borders around had never really been done properly. It was decided that the flower beds be made a little smaller and the new paved areas be made wider for better access all round.

AFTER

The owners chose a lovely slate paving called 'Old Black Classic' in slightly different shades and sizes to give colour and interest to the design. A simple wooden edging border was added to keep the soil in place and we added a gorgeous edging border to the back of the garden with some old granite sets left over from previous building work.

Luscious Lawn in E8

BEFORE

The foxes and weeds had been having a party in this neglected lawn and it had got to the stage where it was beyond repair. Two days of digging up the old and replacing with luscious new turf was just the answer. And look at the results. Such a transformation.

AFTER

All that needs to be done now is to keep on top of it all. Feed once a month, cut carefully once the grass has rooted and at the first sign of a weed, pull it out by the roots. Forget the old saying, 'the grass is greener on the other side'. The truth is, 'the grass is greener where you water it'.

Testimonial -

Great Job. Thank You both    ~Annie and Alan ~ E8 ~

Garden Makeover in E14

BEFORE

A good 10 years of battling with the elements had left this garden in E14 looking tired and neglected. The brief was to transform it  into a calming, sophisticated oasis with a grey, purple and white colour pallet.

AFTER

With all this in mind we chose a lovely combination of small shrubs and perennial plants to give colour all year round. A new real turf lawn was laid, the fence painted in slate greyand all paving slabs jet washed. Transformed!

Testimonial -

Asking PGT to do my garden was the best decision I've made. From start to finish they were a delight to work with. They helped me pick the right plants and did an amazing job of transforming it. I'm so pleased with the results.    ~ Rowan ~ 

Garden Makeover in E3

BEFORE

This small back yard needed some serious plant and colour injection but we had to keep in mind it needed to be very low maintenance 

 

AFTER

A 'Winters Night' cuprinol colour was chosen here and all sheds and fences were painted to really lift the space. We also took up some selected paving and created some beautiful plant combo's of herbs and grasses

 

Testimonial -

Very, very happy with my little garden. Thank You    ~ Alan ~

Decking Design in E14

BEFORE

This old decking design no longer filled its purpose with this growing family so the spec was to upgrade it with new composite decking  and a bigger space for more adequate outdoor living.

AFTER

And here is the finished design. Twice the size, spanning the whole width of the garden with a generous space for tables, chairs, gazebo's, BBQ's, pot plants, etc. Overall a fabulous new look.

Testimonial -

Our existing decking was tired and small. Project Green Thumb were able to adapt the existing base and extend out to double its size. We are so happy with the new outcome and the kids love it! Looking forward to working with PGT again soon.   ~ Nilam E14 ~ 

Garden Makeover in E8

BEFORE

The owners of this  front garden asked for a much smarter look from the original. We trimmed the hedges, weeded, put in a flower border and replaced the gravel.

AFTER

What a difference! We loved the shade of this 'Cotswold' gravel too which really brightened and smartened the whole front garden. 

Testimonial -

We are really thrilled with the new front garden. What a difference. It looks great! Thanks to both of you for your hard work    ~ Stuart and Alex , E8 ~

Garden Makeover in E6

BEFORE

This neglected garden was crying out for some TLC and a new style. The plan was to re lay the path, add a lawn and create some defined flower beds for growing herbs, shrubs and perennials

AFTER

All the weeds and rubbish gone and the ground levelled we moved the path over to the left, creating a much better space for a lovely green lawn and some good size flower borders.

Testimonial -

Thanks so much for your hard work and easy plans that fit around my budget. Great Job!    Patrick ~ 

Garden Makeover in E12

BEFORE

This garden was left to its own devices for more than 10 years and, no joke, nature had completely taken over. The brief was to completely clear the space and keep it extremely low maintenance for tenants.

AFTER

5 days and 60 + bags of rubbish later this waste land was transformed. We left a few choice plants, a beautiful rose which got to drape itself over a new arch and gravelled the rest of the space. Not a bramble in sight!

Testimonial -

We struggled for months to find  gardeners who would take on two completely neglected gardens but Alison and Muzzy were fantastic . They got  the brief at once and turned my vague ideas into simple yet attractive designs which - best of all - were affordable     ~Jane E6 ~

Garden Makeover in E6

BEFORE

Another SOS call to tackle the back yard jungle monster. This request was for a simple, manageable, easy to maintain garden with a bit of character.

AFTER

And here is the finished project. Smarter, clearer brighter, much more manageable and an absolute delight to sit in after all the clearing and redesigning was done.

Testimonial -

We struggled for months to find  gardeners who would take on two completely neglected gardens but Alison and Muzzy were fantastic . They got  the brief at once and turned my vague ideas into simple yet attractive designs which - best of all - were affordable     ~Jane E6 ~

Perfect Paving in E14

BEFORE

Here was a very underused part of a garden which our clients wanted to make best use of so seeing as it caught the afternoon sun beautifully it was perfect for a patio.

AFTER

We cleared the area, levelled the ground and designed this fab combination of paving stones to create a bright sunny terrace, big enough for a large family BBQ space.

Testimonial -

Many thanks for the new patio. Just to let you know we really love it and think its a great job. ~ James and Nieve E14 ~ 

Garden Makeover in E14

BEFORE

This tired old shed and broken fence was a total eye sore. The budget here was very small but with a bit of imagination and resourcefulness we did the space proud

 

AFTER

We came back and took this picture just a month later. What a difference. No longer a dreary, broken space its now bright, colourful, characterful and a pleasure to sit in.

 

Testimonial

I couldn't be happier with  this outcome. I really didn't have much of a budget, or any imagination but Muzzy and Alison knew exactly how to turn this space into something worth looking at rather than an ugly eye sore. Thanks  PGT!             ~ Terry E6 ~

                                                 

 ~ The Urban Garden Specialists ~

PROJECT GREEN THUMB

 ~ The East London Landscape Gardeners ~

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