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Comprehensive Landscape Services: Transforming Outdoor Spaces with Expertise and Creativity

At Landscape Advice, we are dedicated to providing the most comprehensive landscape services to transform your outdoor spaces into thriving, functional, and aesthetically pleasing environments. With years of experience, our team of landscape professionals is committed to delivering top-notch solutions tailored to your specific needs.

Bespoke Garden Design: Crafting Your Dream Outdoor Space

Our skilled landscape designers work closely with you to create bespoke garden designs that reflect your personal style, needs, and preferences. From stunning flower beds to functional outdoor living areas, we ensure every detail of your dream garden becomes a reality.

Initial Consultation and Site Analysis

Before diving into the design process, our team conducts an initial consultation to understand your requirements, preferences, and budget. This is followed by a thorough site analysis to assess soil conditions, sunlight exposure, drainage, and other factors that will influence the design.

Concept Development and Master Plan

With a clear understanding of your needs and site conditions, our designers create a concept plan that integrates your desired features and elements. We then refine this plan into a detailed master plan, including planting schemes, and hardscape elements.

Professional Landscape Installation: Bringing Your Vision to Life

Hardscape Installation

Our skilled installation team constructs high-quality hardscape elements, such as patios, pathways, retaining walls, and water features, using top-grade materials and proven techniques. We ensure that each element is built to last and enhances the overall appeal of your outdoor space.

Softscape Installation

Plant selection and installation are crucial to the success of your landscape. Our experienced horticulturists carefully choose plants that suit your design preferences, thrive in your specific site conditions, and contribute to a healthy, vibrant garden.

Irrigation and Drainage Systems

To maintain the health and beauty of your landscape, we design and install efficient irrigation and drainage systems. These systems ensure proper water distribution and prevent water-logging, protecting your investment and promoting a sustainable environment.

Landscape Maintenance: Preserving the Beauty and Health of Your Garden

Our landscape maintenance services cover everything from routine lawn care to specialised plant care, ensuring your garden remains in pristine condition.

Lawn Care and Fertilisation

Our lawn care services include mowing, edging, aerating, and fertilising to promote a lush, healthy turf. We use organic fertilisers and sustainable practices to minimise environmental impact.

Pruning and Plant Health Care

Proper pruning and plant health care are essential to maintaining a thriving landscape. Our skilled arborists and horticulturists provide expert pruning, pest management, and disease control services to keep your plants healthy and beautiful.

Seasonal Clean-ups and Mulching

We offer seasonal clean-ups to prepare your garden for the changing seasons and maintain its appearance. This includes leaf removal, debris clearing, and bed edging. In addition, our team applies mulch to protect plant roots, retain soil moisture, and suppress weed growth.

Environmental Sustainability: Responsible Landscaping Practices

At Landscape Advice, we believe in promoting environmental sustainability through responsible landscaping practices. This includes using native plants, eco-friendly materials, and efficient irrigation systems to reduce water consumption, minimise waste, and protect local ecosystems.

Native Plant Landscaping

Incorporating native plants into your landscape supports local wildlife, reduces maintenance requirements, and contributes to a healthier environment. Our team is knowledgeable about native species and can recommend the best choices for your specific site conditions.

Water Conservation and Rainwater Harvesting

To conserve water and promote sustainable practices, we design efficient irrigation systems and incorporate rainwater harvesting solutions, such as rain gardens and permeable paving. These measures help reduce water consumption and protect our precious natural resources.

Garden Maintenance

Our range of services are broad.

  • Lawn Mowing
  • Tree Surgery
  • Hedge cutting/trimming
  • Strimming
  • Grounds Maintenance
  • Tree Stump Removal

Site Survey

The services we offer are:

  • A full survey of your site
  • A consultation with you or your representatives
  • Design
  • Project Management
  • Recommendation of a contractor

We also offer a maintenance manual on your landscape project including plant choice, care and maintenance.

The initial step in your landscape design project is a survey. We will visit your site to access the possibilities of fitting your ideas into the site.

The process is simple. Below is a list which the surveyor will follow:

  • Measuring. Everything has a size. Plants, trees, railings, walls, steps, entrances, the ground, water depth, water volume. These will be measured accurately in metric.
  • Identity. Tree and shrub varieties need to be named with their positions recorded. The health of these specimens are noted and photographed. In addition the neighbouring sites should be viewed to note what else grows in the area. Trees and shrubs that need immediate attention are recorded. Hard surfaces may need to be added or taken away, so the manufacturer or type of surface will
    be noted.
  • Soils Soil test samples will be taken and an evaluation of the general condition of its capabilities, i.e.; does it drain well? Is it compacted? What is the sites history? Is it imported top soil? A test pit will be dug to examine the soil profile, its top soil and sub-soil volume.

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  • Levels This is another important factor. Can this be put a side? Only if the project does not include the ground levels being adjusted, i.e.; tree thinning or replanting an existing border. A change of use would normally require the ground levels to be recorded, either by a simple level and staff or a SAT guided;
    one man station. The measurements taken of the size of the plot will be used in the surveying. The position of where the differing levels are on the records of the size sheet will be plotted. Surveyors normally use an AB method.
  • Orientation The bearing of the site’s position is found out by using a compass. If you would like a seating area in a certain position but 70% of the day it is in the shade, the idea would need to be adjusted. How about the shade cast by tall buildings, or mature trees? It is vital to establish where North is in relation to the site. Consideration of the prevailing elements, especially wind and frost exposure would have a bearing on the design. e.g.; Grippy surfaces would be included in the proposals in frosty areas of the site.

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  • Services If a full survey is needed then the services need to be plotted. The services that you are likely to find are. Electricity, Gas, Water supply, Telephone, TV cables, water foul or storm. So a thorough site investigation has to be made. Cable avoidance tools can be used to find the metal core cables. These don’t pick up plastic gas pipes! Ask about the history of the site, have there been any changes to the drainage network. Follow your instinct, research the down pipes and lift the drain covers.
  • Boundaries We will investigate whose boundaries are whose and determine whether they are in good condition. We will record wall and kerbing condition and photograph existing damage.
  • Documentation The investigations are recorded and are countersigned by you and the surveyor.

Consultation

You are central to the consultancy process. We will spend sufficient time with you to enable us to understand exactly what you need and want. You may already have a clear vision of how you see your site being changed for the better. We will listen carefully to your comments and viewpoints and pay close attention to the site recordings in order to reveal the possibilities of taking your project further.

Once we have found that the ideas presented will fit your site and the decision has been made to go ahead with the project, the next step is to find out what your personal likes and dislikes are. You will probably find that the list of dislikes will be less time consuming to write than the “like” list. Colours, shapes, scents and surfaces will dominate this list, e.g. “I don’t like yellow and I hate the smell of summer flowering jasmine. It reminds me of my grandmother’s cat!”

During the consultation we will often be able to determine your personal style and preferences by simply observing your surroundings and the d’cor in your home. Obviously, if you have any strong preferences as to what you desire, please let us know at this stage.

Before a choice can be made on which surfaces to use on the site, samples of the soil will probably have to be taken. For our older clients we will be able to offer personal advice as to the most suitable surfaces to use in your garden.

Everything that is discussed during the consultation will be carefully noted down and is vital for the design process.

Design

The design process is a combination of yours and your designer’s thoughts.

To begin with we will link the notes and thoughts from our consultation together and the survey taken and draw a concept of what the site will look like including all of your chosen elements. This is then presented to you. Changes may be made to accommodate the shade of overhanging trees on a patio or suchlike, but then the drawing will be taken to the designer’s office for it to be given the final lines.

In our initial site visit, we will have gathered a sense of scale and a sense of place and would need to transfer those thoughts to paper.

If we have decided to create a point of interest, a hidden view, a feeling of secrecy or even an old world style there are certain principles that must be followed:

  • Pivot points
  • Tension points
  • Bridging points
  • Access
  • Vistas
  • Enframement
  • Design speed
  • Scale
  • Proportion
  • Balance

These are only some of the factors that should trigger where the line of the pencil goes. Finally the drawing is presented to you and the chosen contractor who will study the implications.

Trusted Partners

Emmert Wolf once said “A man is only as good as his tools”. We strongly advocate this mindset. Whether it’s a strimmer, lawnmower, chainsaw, hedgetrimmer, cordless hammer drill, our tools solidify our work ethic.

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