Dipti Kumari had just moved into her new house in Dublin when she decided to transform her back garden into a stunning oasis.
She had bought her new home six months ago and wanted to design her perfect garden filled with luscious green plants and colourful flowers.
She told RSVP Live: “The garden was seeded with grass from our builder. It looked nice during wintertime but during springtime, I noticed the grass was patchy and wasn’t giving a pleasing view.
“It was full of weeds and patchy and the grass quality was not so good.”
Dipti decided it was time for a transformation and joked: “I can’t live with that view because my dining area door opened onto my garden.”
She started by planting trees at the end of April but the real transformation took place in May, she says: “It took me one month to transform all the things.”
Dipti had to dig up the hard grass from the yard and replace it. She explained that it was challenging because of all the stones: “I took out one tonne of pebbles from my garden.”
Their goal was to build something they could enjoy throughout the year and that they could utilise not just in the good weather.
They already had a concrete area from their builders and wanted to add a patio so they got help playing down timber: “We couldn’t do it by ourselves, so we took the help of a professional just to cover it.
“Other than that we did it all by ourselves”
See Dipti’s garden transformation from beginning to end
Dipti’s family had a budget of €2,500 to do everything they wanted and she says they couldn’t go over it.
She designed the garden and divided it into four areas. The first section only gets 1.5 hours of sun so she added “shed plants” that look luscious and green without much sun exposure.
In her other areas, she added different types of roses from traditional red roses to climbing roses and hybrid flowers in one planter and in another area, Dipti planted hydrangea and azaleas.
On the other side of her garden, she has seasonal flowers in a planter including daisies, marigolds and sunflowers.
She also researched the best outdoor furniture for her area and chose a cushioned seating area for €750 from Home Store.