General Landscaping Tips When designing or re-designing your outdoor space, remember 'hard' features form the backbone of the whole area. So walls and fences create a border but can also creating a visual 'frame'; stone or brick walkways bring paths to life, and features like patios and decking can be designed to be both beautiful and to seamlessly join your indoor and outdoor spaces, for example.
So far as planting trees, bushes and flowers, think how to portray their natural beauty for year round enjoyment; evergreens will create a consistent deep background for the changing seasons, for example. We can advise on things to think about like colour schemes and proportions in your design. Ask us for advice when we call to give a free written quote - we would be more than happy to help.
Think about focal points within the garden itself - water features are increasingly popular, for example; we can show you an amazingly wide range of types and sizes now available to fit every area and budget. Remember also they provide a wonderfully relaxing background sound.
Bear in mind how much maintenance your garden will need - ask us for advice on low-maintenance options to limit the need of time and effort spent on the upkeep of your garden.
Landscaping your garden can be demanding, but extremely rewarding - both in enhancing your enjoyment and increasing the value of your property. With local professionals to help plan, advise and do the work, it becomes a lot easier, too!
Driveways One of the key features of your property - not just for your own use but visually and to add value. Ask us about different options, costs and benefits of different material. Concrete driveways, for example, remains one of the most popular materials to use. It is long lasting and will need little maintenance. Modern techniques allow us to design and install imprinted concrete driveways, which can be imprinted with colours and patterns of your choice. Ask us for the huge choice we have available. They are also long-lasting, making them very cost-effective in the long run. As always, we provide a 5 year warranty.
Tarmac driveways are also popular, can also last a long time and due to the material is flexible once laid, meaning cracking or splitting is less likely. Do ask us about its features to see what is best for you - tarmac can become very hot if we do ever get extremely warm weather, for example, and should ideally be treated with a coat of sealant every few years. It can again be very durable and a good cost effective option in the long term - depending on the quality of installation and how it has been maintained. With decades of experience of providing quality driveways, we will make sure you have the best service possible.
There are many other options. Gravel driveways, for instance, can be extremely attractive in the right area, and require very little maintenance; will not crack or split, and also allow water to drain through its surface. There are myriad colours and sizes - ask us for a free quote and guidance on what you may prefer. Two key factors in a quality gravel driveway are the preparation in laying membrane and different layers, and the thickness of the laid driveway itself. Our local professionals will give you the best service and products. Brick driveways also provide unique character and quality, and can be laid with different patterns, and - with modern technology - in different colours, not just the traditional baked clay colour.
It is also worth asking us about driveway edgings, which will maintain a clean, firm edge and border between the drive and each side, but also give the drive a top-quality appearance. Finally, remember to pick our brains as well as the free quote when we visit- never simply rely on your own internet searches for ideas or to find experienced professionals.
Fencing Fencing can be installed in an almost unlimited variety of styles, colours, materials and designs and we would recommend asking us about what you may prefer before doing anything else. From panel fencing - such as featherboard, overlap and closeboard - to decorative picket fencing, there are a wonderful array which will enhance your property. Top arches - concave or convex - can look extremely attractive, for example. Installing fencing itselfmay seem an ideal DIY task, but remember a professional can complete in hours the work that may take days - right from planning, post-digging, concrete mixing, filling and finalising post and panel setting. Ask our experts about any questions you have, such as the necessary fence heights, obstructions and any sloping areas.
Whatever you desire, just make sure to get experienced professionals and written estimates, time-scales and guaranteed costs. Choice Landscaping & Driveways guarantee you wont pay a penny more than our written quotation and will always strive to provide you top quality service and materials. With a 5 year guarantee and decades of experience, we know what it means to go above and beyond to ensure your satisfaction.
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