Posted: 17/07/2016 at 08:41
I've watched a couple and liked them well enough...just another makeover show though.
I like them for ideas more than anything, but I agree with you Lou - that was my first thought about the turf seat too! Maybe they couldn't afford the ends for the seats...
The turf didn't look terribly well laid either...they might be mud seats by next year!
The problem is that designers are often creating an 'effect', and the practicalities of future maintenance don't always figure too highly..
I liked that particular garden though. I'm not sure there's less maintenance for the owners though. They wanted less grass, and they now have a wildflower meadow which seems like a lovely idea, but it could look a real mess in that spot if not looked after correctly. Bit too prominent a location when seen from the house in winter..