We really enjoyed working on this latest landscaping project which included Legacy Lawn Edging, Estate Fencing and Bespoke Iron Work.
We use Legacy Steel Edging as it is the strongest form of steel edging available. It can withstand being driven over by a lawnmower and will last for decades to come. Our team used it to define the lawn, paths, shrubs and the driveway. Here we can see the Steel Edging holding the lawn in place from the block work and shingle. This is a cost-effective way of keeping your borders neat and tidy.
Garden path edges erode overtime. Mowers, pedestrians, vehicles all squash the edge of the path - the face is often then re shaped using an edging spade and material (soil) is removed from the path edge. This is inevitable unless the pathway has some form of edging material - this can be in a variety of materials. Wood is often the first choice - being both cheap and flexible. Invariably we are asked to remove existing wooden edging that has reached the end of its natural life (around 5 yrs) and replace with our Legacy Steel Lawn Edging. Legacy edging is made from solid mild steel and will last a lifetime. It is able to perfectly describe curves. Legacy Edging is strong and will hold a dead straight line. Here we see a recent path renovation at The De Vere - Wokefield. The Pathway has been narrowed, Legacy Steel Edging installed (L61505) - 150mm high , 5mm thick. Back Landcaped and seeded. This lawn and pathway will form a centre piece for the Hotels wedding season next year.
Tennis courts often have a french drain around the outside to handle any water run off. Invariably this is edged (almost as an afterthought) in wooden edging. The weather works its wonders and a few years later the new tennis court has lost its sharpness - the wooden edging has split and now the gravel can regularly be heard clattering through the lawn mower at the weekend. Legacy Steel Edging forms a substantial steel edge around your tennis court - the 150mm high , 5mm thick product holds back the drainage stone and maintains the symmetry. Solid Steel Legacy Edging will last for decades and is allowed to weather naturally.
Overtime garden pathways become overgrown and loose their definition. Legacy Steel Lawn Edging forms an excellent , long lasting edge between lawns and pathways. This 5mm thick steel lawn edging is 150mm high and will stand 3-5cm proud of the pathway once the final path dressings have been applied. This solid steel garden edging will last for decades and reduces ongoing maintenance allowing Lawn Mowers to 'mow over' the edging eliminating the need for the laborious manual edging of lawns.
A really interesting project this year has been the formation of an Amphitheatre within a garden in Somerset. Working closely with the award winning Landscape and Garden Designer Bunny Guinness we installed 13 curved Corten Steel steps , straddling this large walled garden. With individual rises of 500mmand widths of up to 37m wide, with a central 'staircase' - exacting planning and precision were paramount. The area has now been seeded to grass and a small flock of sheep have been in, tamping down the soil on the terraces. How lovely to return this autumn and find this extraordinary new feature settling in, the corten steel has reached its lovely warm ebony colour , the Bristol Channel can be seen in the far distance and we now eagerly await the 2018 Events Calender.
Raised beds made from mild steel or corten steel are becoming increasingly popular with landscape designers and architects. The steel is allowed to weather naturally or can be painted on site. The planters can be made to any size, however due to the weight of steel installation using our skilled fitters is recommended. Historically wooden raised beds always have issues with sides that billow out - our steel raised beds are all cross braced.
Other advantages of our steel raised beds is that they take far less space than old sleeper style raised beds , with typical thicknesses of 5mm. They can be made to measure and come in a variety of heights and thickness and be supplied either as a kit form for you to install or installed on site by our skilled craftsmen.
Overtime lawns and pathway edges can get damaged. This can be through over zealous manual edging using a spade or edging spade. This removes soil and lawn material and erodes the edge of the lawn. It looks worse on what should have been a straight edge. This erosion can be exacerbated by vehicle damage and the general use of heavy mowers - effectively squashing the lawn into the drive or pathway.
Legacy Steel Driveway edging forms the strongest edging between lawns and drives & pathways. The 5mm thick solid steel edging is fully welded and back pinned. Here you see redefined, parallell, sharpened pathways awaiting a final topping of Breedon Self Binding Gravel. This product is a great favourite of Landscape Designers and Architects and can be seen in many Natonal Trust properties and Stately Homes. Unlike normal gravel the self binding nature of this aggregate ensures that it is virtually maintenance free.
It was a real pleasure to go back and visit one of the large lawn edging projects that we completed early in the spring. We were able to help bring to life this classically inspired new topiary garden, our leagacy solid lawn eding provides crisp sharp lines to the pathways, we used our 100mm high 3mm legacy solid steel edging, our edges give structure and direction to the design leading the eye forward through the garden, the corner conical box stand out with exact 270 degree pre rolled edging rings. The edging has now now fully matured to its weathered finish. How wonderful to play a part in such an inspiring landscape.
Legacy steel driveway edging is the strongest form of steel edging available on the market. Made from 5mm solid steel, this product is a fantastic way to edge driveways and pathways. We can supply only, or install using our skilled teams. We support developers, builders, local authorities, landscape architects and private individuals. The lengths are simply bolted together using joining plates.
Legacy steel Driveway edging provides a strong and cost effective border to your drive. Once all the levels have been determined our teams of skilled fitters will work with you to establish your new edging.Legacy edging can flow round gentle corners with tighter bends being pre-bent in the workshop. A narrow shallow trench is dug, atleast half of the edging should be underground, solidly held by the 400mm welded pins.
Legacy Driveway edging can be used with all driveway materials including gravel,pebbles, tarmac and stone. The edging is secured using large solid steel pins driven into the ground.This produce the sturdiest of edging at a fraction of the cost of kerb set stones. Here we see a neat divide between the resin bonded gravel driveway and the traditional 5 rail Burgley wrought iron fence.The newly planted mature beech hedge adds privacy to the private garden beyond.
Traditional lawn edging is a great choice for driveways. Our Legacy Edging comes in a variety of thicknesses with the 5mm version being most suitable for driveways, this creates a very sturdy edge and can tolerate everyday abuse expected from todays couriers. Installing your new steel edging can give you the opportunity to redefine the line of the driveway, so often driveways move and nows your chance to get them straightened out. This will result in a clean crisp edge to your driveway.