Child Friendly Garden Transformation


Today was another really fabulous transformation process as you can see from the photo’s below – Mr & Mrs Neilsen contacted us for some advice on how to make their back garden useable yet aesthetically pleasing and safe for their now toddling little girl. The photograph below shows how the garden looked before we started….

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The garden has a lovely decked area, perfect for enjoying those balmy summers evenings barbecuing with friends – and when they first did their garden and utilised the decorative stones looked quite stunning in stark contrast to the rest of the garden but over time the stones get displaced and dirty and the whole garden starts to look somewhat messy.

Mr Neilsen works offshore for long spells at a time and has very little time to tend his garden. Mrs Neilsen has her hands full looking after their young daughter so has little time to tend the garden either. They wanted a garden which was still of a low maintenance nature yet safe for their daughter to play in. We were asked if we could cover the existing area with our artificial grass – which of course we could and the rest is merely history – the photo below shows the transformation and really makes this garden stand out. Ultra low maintenance, child friendly and aesthetically pleasing – that’s what we would definitely term as a truly Unreal Garden….

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Could your garden benefit from a Unreal transformation? Contact Us on 01472 349700 for more details and to see how we can help you. You can also see more of our recent projects on our Unreal Gardens Facebook Page here: Unreal Gardens or visit our website at http://www.unrealgardens.co.uk.

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Artificial Grass Patio Makeover


As promised the details on what was once an uninspiring, badly drained patio, aka algae farm!!!

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We decided to overcome the drainage issue by finding out why it wouldn’t drain in the first place….The reason? Four inches of solid concrete as a base for the patio

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We punched through the concrete to create some natural soak aways and then filled in the blanks with some freely draining sharp sand screed…

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The wonderfully versatile MultiEdge & EasiFrame was assembled and secured to the patio which helps to contain and separate the Artificial Grass from a beautifully contrasting slate border.

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What a difference a little imagination and determination can make – this outdoor space is now a wonderful outdoor room which can be great for entertaining or a little quiet time, and believe us – it’s one helluva sun trap!!!

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Could your patio benefit from an Unreal Gardens breath of life? Why not contact us to see what we could do for you?

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Busy, busy, busy….


A real road trip this week has turned out to be – started out with a front garden to transform in New Waltham, Grimsby for a friend of a previous customer of ours. Despite losing one of our installers to a mysterious stomach bug which saw John dropping him at Princess Diana A&E, Grimsby, we managed to strip and transform the front lawn much to our customers delight in the day with just two of us.

Next, we headed out to Hull to make another couples garden a little, shall we say, different….

Mr Jackson called to ask if it was possible to give him a lawn instead of his block paved back garden….without creating a complete mess!!!! – ‘Course we can’ says John, ‘We aren’t called Unreal Gardens for ‘nowt yer know’

A week or so later we were in Hedon which is a village just out of Hull city centre completely transforming a dull back yard.

Mr Jackson had already built a decked area outside his patio, and we then came to his aid and fitted grass and a slate border to add the finishing touches and what a difference it made – we’ll post pictures to tomorrow as we’ve another transformation to do before we can download all the pictures….

After Hull we were due to land in South Kirkby, another village near Rotherham to the rescue of Mrs Eades who has a Passion for breeding Maltese dogs. Much as she loves showing her dogs, Mrs Eades couldn’t really enjoy a garden as dogs inherently ruin real grass. Mrs Eades decided on our Finesse range of grass and managed to convince her husband to have the front garden done at the same time which was great for us. Another stunning transformation if we say so ourselves, again pictures to follow tomorrow…

With South Kirkby done we checked in at The Rock Hotel, Halifax ready for the final leg of this weeks tour de grass…

Check back tomorrow for more updates on how we progress…..

Another Unreal Garden Transformation, Humberston, Cleethorpes


Well, here we go – first of this weeks updates on the Unreal Gardens Transformation Roll Call….

Mrs Breckon called on us a few weeks ago at the end of her tether having struggled for what she swore was her last time with her ‘damned lawn mower’…..

Having recently lost her husband, Mrs Breckon now has to cope with all the household chores which includes tending the garden and whilst she quite enjoys pottering in the beds, she absolutely detested cutting the grass as that was her late husbands job….

Mrs Breckon also suffers from several debilitating illnesses which render her physically unable to push the lawn mower or do much else in the line of manual work, yet she loves nothing more than spending time with her Best friend and companion, Ollie the Shihtzu in the garden.

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We started out as above and Mrs Breckon asked if we could move a few of her shrubs and bushes around – the conifer in the picture being one of them….

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The tree had Glen’s name all over it and with a tug and a pull here and a grunt and a groan there, the conif was no more and took a ride across town to take its pride of place in the Unreal Gardens front garden on Waltham Road.

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As you can see – Mrs Breckon’s garden isn’t massive but it was big enough for her and she struggled long and hard to keep on top of it….

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Well not any more…. A beautiful, low maintenance garden fit for a lady who certainly deserves it.

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And her dog Ollie reckons its pretty darned good too!!!

….And Here’s The End Result!!!


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It took some doing but we completed this transformation and made the garden a stunning, low maintenance easy to enjoy garden for years to come. One of our greatest challenges to date and complete with a simple decked patio now too!!!

What do you think of this transformation and if we could cheer up your garden blues, do get in touch on 07984 380040….

Where do we start???….


Well I know we said we get the greatest satisfaction from transforming the gardens which throw up the greatest challenges – and this our latest project is going to be no exception!!!

Working on behalf of Housing And Support Solutions, Grimsby who provide support and care services for adults with learning difficulties or find every day tasks a struggle – we were tasked to transform a garden into a safe and secure space which was easy to maintain yet practical and enjoyable for the tenants.

The below image shows the enormity of what we were tasked with – check back tomorrow to see how we get on and how this nightmare garden is transformed into a low maintenance garden which will be easy to enjoy and safe for all concerned.

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More to come soon and don’t forget you can see the full transformation album on Facebook once the garden is completed here: http://www.facebook.com/UnrealGardens/photos?ref=ts