Garden Make Over part one | ARKmat*

Just over a year ago we picked up our keys to what will likely be our forever home. For the past 6 years we have lived in military housing, so having the ability to make a home truly ours was very exciting. For us having a garden was very important. The houses we had been in previously the gardens were no bigger than a rabbit run. Like a lot of new builds our garden came with no turf and only a few slabs. We knew straight away we wanted to have artificial grass. With three young children and a dog an outside space is needed and somewhere that can be used all year round is ideal for a young family. Rich and I aren't what you would call keen gardeners so having a garden that was fairly low maintenance was important to us.

The lovely people from ARKmat got in touch last summer and offered me the artifical grass in exchange for a review on their product and services. They are a family run business local to me and with the current climate, supporting small and local is something I feel very honoured to be able to support. They could not of been more helpful and very knowledgeable. They gave us lots of advice and help when deciding what type of grass we wanted. As soon as the samples arrived we thought we had chosen our grass straight away. But after consulting them and explaining what our garden would be used for we were advised on a different style and we couldn't be happier.

We have gone with the "Aintree" . We are so pleased with how its turned out. For us it looks natural and feels like natural grass, but with the bonus of not needing to cut it. we have a large Labrador and its quick and easy to hose down the grass and the children can play and there is no worry of mud being dragged through my house...winning!

We started our garden process last summer and as the ground was not level it has taken some work and time to get it as level as possible. The Garden is almost complete, with just a few decorative items to place and some flowers, along with smoothing down the land a little in a few months time as it settles, but I couldn't be happier with it and I can't wait to share with you all once its completed. Last summer the children were unable to play outside and it has been so lovely to watch them run around and play all day this weekend.

As a disclaimer and to be transparent about my AD gifted review. The Grass was gifted from ARKmat and all other items were purchased by us.

Grass  - ARKMAT * gifted
Patio Slabs (grey) - MKM
Weed membrane - AMAZON
Cement - MKM
Sand - MKM
Hardcore - MKM
Joining Tape - AMAZON
U shape grass pegs - AMAZON
Wooden Roofing Battens - MKM

We can not thank ARKmat enough for working with us on our garden renovation. I can not recommend them enough. Click here to see all that ARKmat have to offer.

Please click here to watch the garden make over video on my instagram.

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