If you've ever wondered what to do with your garden to create a space that is useful and attractive you probably need to consider soft landscaping.
You've probably heard terms like landscaping or landscape gardener but not really given much thought to what they mean.
If, like many of us, you have an average sized garden, you may not even consider that you may need a landscape gardener to help you.
In fact, landscaping and landscape gardening can be hugely beneficial for any homeowner with a garden. Broadly speaking, soft landscaping and landscape gardening is what we do when we help clients redesign the way their garden works for their lifestyle.
This may involve minor changes like cutting in new beds or borders or laying turf, or it could be more significant design changes. For example levelling a sloping garden and creating zones for different aspects of your and your family’s life.
Autumn and winter is a great time to undertake any garden redesign or soft landscaping as you'll be using your garden less than in the warmer months. This means the structural aspects and “mud moving” can be completed during the months you’re not using your garden, leaving it ready to plant through spring and summer.
If you've followed us on social media you will have heard us talk about the importance of creating beautiful spaces that suit your lifestyle.
This project was a great example of just that. The client had a large space at the front of the property which had become overgrown. As you can see, the team cleared the space, levelled the ground, installed beds using sleepers and created a shingle driveway big enough for several vehicles.
The next phase in spring will be to install plants that will suit the homeowner’s appetite for gardening whilst being visually appealing and adding some privacy to the front of the property.
We always tell our clients that the easiest way to think of it is that we don't do anything involving concrete. That is hard landscaping.
However our soft landscaping service complements the work carried out by hard landscapers through the use of wooden materials like pergolas, ranch fencing, sleepers, decking and trellis along with planting designs that create a stunning garden.
If you need help soft landscaping your garden to create a space that suits your needs and lifestyle, or if you’d like help maintaining your garden, please get in touch. The team would be delighted to hear from you.