If you’re looking to transform your garden, one of the first things your mind will naturally turn to is the soft landscaping. Everything from soil, plants, trees, shrubs and lawns can be classified as soft landscaping, and a beautiful garden would not be complete without it. It is what creates the cycles, rhythms and movements of the garden, most notably by encouraging wildlife. Once bedded in, the new plants and shrubs will take a few months to flourish, intertwining with the hard landscaping already in place before growing into a captivating oasis.
Gardening is a popular hobby, but when it comes to choosing plants for their landscape, it is surprising how many people become overwhelmed. There is a varied abundance of native and unusual plant specimens available on the market, and it’s so hard to know where to start. Do you feel like you want to stick to a colourful planting scheme, or is a wild country garden best for you? Do you have a soft spot for rose bushes, or do you envisage a tropical paradise? Using their wealth of knowledge and expertise, the Greenstone Landscapes team are on hand to advise you.
Soft landscaping will always remain one of the absolute essential elements of good landscape design. To guide you to the right plants, trees and shrubs, we will take the time to understand your needs and requirements fully. Firstly, we will identify your garden’s geographical position to the sun and the amount of shade it has. We’ll explore the different zones in your garden, assess how much maintenance you’re prepared to dedicate to your plants and whether you need climbers to offer privacy. Is it essential that the planting is safe for pets or children? Will the plants mainly be kept in pots on a patio? While these questions may seem detailed, the answers will helpfully show you the importance of a planting scheme that suits your tastes, your garden and your lifestyle. You’ll be amazed at how much joy you can get from your beautiful garden once we have helped you make these difficult decisions.