Following on from our design process we can produce detailed estimates and specifications for most types of hard and soft landscaping, we can then execute these to build your garden. We also offer project management of other landscaping contractors if required. Some of the main items you may find in your garden build are detailed below for your reference
This includes fencing, decking, pergolas, bin hides, play dens, raised planting beds and all other types of timber construction work. We use FSC or other sustainably sourced timber, where required treated to the highest standards for ground contact.
PAVING, BRICK & STONEWORK
We can provide and install a wide range of natural and reconstituted stone products from a range of local and national suppliers. We ensure these products have been ethically sourced and help you choose the most suitable one for your project based on use, local suitability and budget.
Through proper preparation and a full understanding of the lawns ongoing requirements, we create high quality lawns from either seed or turf and can even provide and install artificial lawns if required.
Most people know that sometimes your plants or lawn need more water than mother nature provides. Wherever possible we would ensure planting is appropriate to the conditions of your particular garden, but when your normal conditions are exceeded an irrigation system may well be the answer. Properly designed and managed it will not only deliver the correct amount of water directly to your plants but could also bypass mains water by utilising rainwater harvesting.
Ultimately irrigation should be looked on as a last resort. Planting the correct plants for your soil and garden will ultimately benefit not only the plants but your impact on the environment as a whole. There is a wide range of drought tolerant/resistant plants available and simple measures such as mulching and incorporation of organic matter can help even the poorest of soils retain moisture.
GREEN ROOFS & WALLS
There has been a lot of talk in the media and subsequent legislation from the government to reduce the amount of rainwater run-off in urban environments. Almost any wall or roof can be transformed into an area for additional planting benefitting not only wildlife but also controlling the amount of rain which gets to ground level and ultimately your drains.
It is now becoming more common to plant up not only roofs but also vertical walls with various types of planting from wildlife friendly low maintenance schemes to walls of fruit and vegetables for your kitchen. Each requires a slightly different approach and there are a number of factors that need to be assessed before either a green wall or roof can be constructed, therefore before committing to any project a consultation and survey will need to be arranged.
Lighting can transform a garden at night, if you use your garden into the evenings or just want to be able to see features and structures from the comfort of your house, the correct lighting and installation is key.
Whether you want feature plants or focal points lit, the texture of a wall picked out with a wash of light, a well lit area to entertain or lighting on features such as steps to improve safety these ideally need to be considered carefully at the design stage to allow for structural wiring and proper installation.
PONDS & WATER FEATURES
Water in a garden adds yet another element to a design, this can be for movement, sound, reflection or simply haven for wildlife or ornamental fish.
Any water feature needs to be carefully planned and sited to ensure it is not only effective but also easy to maintain, and safe for children and pets alike.
PLANTS & PLANTING
What is a garden without plants? Well, it can still be a garden but plants not only look good but can also encourage wildlife, help reduce your carbon footprint and can even taste great.
We can offer many different types of planting schemes and supply plants either grown by ourselves or from selected nurseries providing only the best quality plants.
We specialise in several areas, though please do not see these as limiting factors when it comes to your particular garden:
• Dry and damp shade planting
• Naturalistic planting (including meadows and nectar bars)
• Drought tolerant planting
• Structural planting
• Container planting