It’s been a busy summer for Phil Lindley – our ever-reliable Maintenance Manager – as he’s had a few large outdoor projects on the go. We’re delighted to say that all projects are now complete and for those of you who haven’t had a chance to see for yourselves, here’s a quick summary.
Back garden enhancements
Our large back garden has always been a popular spot for our sun lovers and walkers! We recently increased the width of our flagged pathway and extended it across the whole of the back garden. This now means that residents can walk for approximately 100ft in a perfectly straight line, which is ideal for everyone (including those with reduced mobility).
A new shaded patio area under our magnolia tree was completed in August. This area is great on the odd occasions when the sun really shines, and our residents are looking for a cooler area to relax in.
We also saw the arrival of our new garden shed. With its impressive structure and floor space, it almost seems a shame to use it just for storage!
And finally, our back garden was complete with the arrival of two high-quality wooden benches for our residents to enjoy. These benches were kindly gifted to us by David and Julie Carman – we cannot thank them enough.
New shrubs and plants
After many hours prepping all front, side and rear flower beds, followed by a delivery of 5 tonnes of top soil – we were ready to go shopping!
We bought a large selection of shrubs and bedding plants, which have now been strategically arranged around the grounds of the home. It’s fair to say our gardens and outdoor courtyard will look a picture once all these new plants are in full bloom in 2020.
Recent visitors to the home will have seen that our entire front bedding area has now been filled with decorative slate and finished off with some eye-catching flower pots. We hope it adds to the appeal of Arlington House for our regulars and gives a great first impression for any new visitors
Plenty more internal and external work is planned for the coming months as we continue to raise standards even further – watch this space!