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Tips for soft Landscaping

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  • 13-04-2017
Tips for soft Landscaping

Tips for Soft Landscaping


Trees and shrubs offer lots of benefits when planted in gardens. They provide height, so give an additional measurement to your garden. With the right selection they can likewise offer colour for seasonal interest throughout the year. Consider flowers, fruit, autumn leaves or winter  outlines.

Select the best size and variety of trees to fit with the size of your garden, keeping in mind the mature height and spread. Aim to have one or two trees in a small to medium garden. Too many trees or potentially big trees might outgrow their area.

  • Remove plants from containers or fabric wrapping
  • Tease out and spread out the roots to get an idea of their spread. Dig a planting hole that is no much deeper than the roots, but depends on three times the size of the root system.
  • With container grown plants, the leading layers of garden compost should be scraped away. This is the point where the roots flare out should be near the soil surface.
  • Lower the plant into the planting hole
  • Refill the planting hole carefully, positioning soil in between and around all the roots to eliminate air pockets

Herbaceous Border

The essential obstacles to town garden enthusiasts are absence of area, prevalence of shade and exposure. Making a thoughtful choice of plants suitable for the limited space offered.  You can then create another semi separated area in your garden.

Using trellis and fencing to best result.  With  climbers you can enclose and divide up your area.  This will   offer the background for herbaceous borders. Use this idea for smaller sized shrubs or container grown specimen plants.

The ideal choice is challenging for us to assist with and recommend on unless we can see pictures of your garden area and its surroundings. So, please send them to us and we will happily aim to recommend.


Planting hedging is a really simple, do it yourself, job. It may be pot grown, bare root, cell grown or rootballed.  Its the very same concept. It offers  great ground preparation and lots of space for each root. 

Remove of air pockets and add plenty of water.  Water  when the plants are going into the ground and also  in the weeks following planting. Continue to do this until the plants are fully established and able to look after themselves.

Prepare the ground ahead of time. Clear all weeds at least 30cms on both sides of the proposed hedgeline.

Dig a trench, and puncture the sides and bottom of the trench with a garden fork so that the roots can establish. For pot grown and cell grown plants, the trench needs to be about two times as broad as the pots/root structures. Rootballed and bare root plants will need a trench twice as wide as the root structure.