EXETER LANDSCAPES ⋅ GARDEN DESIGN
Whatever your Garden Design Needs. Whether your garden is large or small. Exeter landscapes are here to help. With years of experience constructing gardens in Exeter and Devon.
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LANDSCAPES SERVICES · EXETER LANDSCAPES
IDEAS ⋅ Setts ⋅ recessed LED lighting ⋅ sandstone ⋅ drainage ⋅ Exeter landscapes Garden Design
Garden Design ⋅ Paving ⋅ Decking ⋅ Turfing ⋅ Artificial Grass ⋅ Fencing
PAVING ⋅ PATIO ⋅ PATHS ⋅ SETTS
Materials ⋅ sandstone natural stone paving ⋅ granite paving ⋅ slate paving.
Natural Stone Paving ⋅ Setts
Add natural sandstone paving to your garden design. Create a paved seating area for outdoor entertaining. Add a natural stone paved area. Why not add a zone lighting system. For late-night partying. Add natural sandstone paving. Link key areas in your garden design, Exeter. By adding a natural sandstone path. Why not opt for hardwearing contemporary porcelain paving. It looks great in your contemporary garden design, Exeter.
Sandstone Paving · Exeter Landscapes Garden Design
Sandstone natural paving works well for both contemporary and traditional garden designs, Exeter. And is an extremely great value, especially when compared to dull boring concrete. Granite paving is hardwearing and looks great in a contemporary garden design. Grey large stones will always look great. In any contemporary garden design, Exeter. Slate is available in both a natural riven finish and a smooth finish. It looks great in a traditional garden design. Especially front of the house. Add potted bay trees to complete the look.
Natural Sandstone Setts · Curves · Formal Lines · Exeter Landscapes Garden Design
Natural stone setts can be used to add detail to any garden design, Exeter. And are great for edging lawns and beds. For a contemporary feel, add silver granite setts. For a more traditional garden design. opt for sandstone or slate setts. Setts are great for creating curves in contemporary garden design. Sandstone natural setts will also look great when creating formal straight lines. For your traditional garden design, Exeter.
Pointing ⋅ Easy Point ⋅ Sika Fast Fix Jointing
Forget hours on your knees. Or your perfect pointing washed out by that thunderstorm. Apply a jointing compound. They are resin-based. Easy to apply and available in a variety of shades. And can be used in all weathers. Perfect for pointing patios and paths. They are crack and frost resistant. And won’t shrink over time. They act as a natural barrier and prevent weed growth. Remember to add enough water to wash off the natural oils from your natural stone paving.
Porcelain Paving · Exeter Landscapes Garden Design
Porcelain paving is the new kid on block everyone is talking about. It’s a man-made product. It’s availing of a huge variety of shades and textures. Some contemporary in appearance. Other more traditional. It’s extremely hard wearing and scratch resistance.
Cleaning Porcelain Paving · Exeter Landscapes Garden Design
Is pretty non-porous. Meaning is extremely stained resistant. Spill oil on your porcelain paving. Wipe the oil off your porcelain paving with a cloth. Clean with water. Your porcelain paving will be as good as new.
Installing Porcelain Paving · Exeter Landscapes Garden Design
Installing porcelain paving is a little tricker than laying traditional natural stone paving. As the porcelain stone is non-porous. You need a bond bridge. To help your mortar stick to your porcelain paving slabs. Such as SBR. Cutting stones can be hard work. Make sure you have got the correct blade. Maybe hire a wet cutting, table saw.
DECKING ⋅ DECKS AND PATHWAYS
Hardwood Decking ⋅ hardwood slatted fence ⋅ garden landscapes design exeter
Hardwood · Softwood Decking · Exeter Landscapes Garden Design
Options include hardwood & softwood decking. Decking is great for a tropical garden design. Extend the partying into the night. Add recessed LED lighting. Create a tropical paradise by adding a tropical planting scheme. Combine tree ferns with palms and phormiums. Softwood decking is great value for any garden design, Exeter. Hardwood Decking is luxurious and rich in color.
Composite Decking · Softwood Decking · Exeter Landscapes Garden Design
Composite decking is a man-made product that is relatively new. Its extremely durable, Resistant to rot and insect attack. Composite decking is available in a variety of colors and finishes. Including faux timber. Mill Board is a premier composite decking product. That’s has set the standard for composite decking.
GARDEN DESIGN AND PLANTING SCHEMES
Why not add a planting scheme to your garden design, Exeter. Combine great plants together. Creating great planting combinations. Plants with interesting shapes and textures. Plant in groups creating Swaths of vibrant color. Planting schemes include traditional & contemporary garden designs. Tropical, prairie, and zen planting schemes.
Traditional Garden Design · Exeter Landscapes Garden Design
Add a traditional garden design to your gardening project, Exeter. A traditional garden design works well with a period-style property. Formal lines. Quality traditional materials. And formal or cottage-style planting.
Materials ⋅ Sandstone Paving ⋅ oak sleeper raised beds ⋅ sand sett for lawn edging.
Plants ⋅ Box hedging & box balls ⋅ lavender ⋅ alliums ⋅ bay trees.
Contemporary Garden Design · Exeter Landscapes Garden Design
Why not add a contemporary modern garden design, Exter. Curves work well. Informal planting and contemporary materials such as porcelain.
Materials ⋅ Granite paving ⋅ contemporary slatted fence ⋅ white rendered walls
Plants ⋅ grasses ⋅ bay trees ⋅ phormiums
Tropical Garden Design · Exeter Landscapes Garden Design
Lush planting. Rich luxurious materials. Bold vibrant planting with hot colors. A tropical garden design has an informal relaxed feel. Plants tend to have interesting foliage and strong shapes.
Materials ⋅ Hardwood decking ⋅ sleeper raised beds ⋅ Water features.
Plants ⋅ Palms ⋅ fatsia ⋅ crocosmia ⋅ tree ferns
Zen Garden Design · Exeter Landscapes Garden Design
Create a relaxing environment for meditation. The emphasis is on the informal and organic. Combine ages reclaimed materials with a relaxed informal planting style. Timber structures work well in your Zen garden Design, Exeter. So does a traditional natural stone. Select plants with interesting foliage and texture. Restrict your color palette to key shades. Sculptures and water features work well a in Zen Garden design, Exeter.
Materials ⋅ Sleeper raised beds ⋅ Decking ⋅ Boulders & decorative gravel.
Plants ⋅ Bamboo ⋅ Shield ferns ⋅ phormiums ⋅ agapanthus
Prairie Garden Design · Exeter Landscapes Garden Design
Informal rich planting. Combine grasses such as miscanthus, carex, and stipa. Plant in groups. Select plants with various heights and textures. Add pastel shades. Crocosmia, kniphofia, Echinops, echinacea, and rudbeckia.
Materials ⋅ sandstone pathways ⋅ decking
Plants ⋅ miscanthus grass ⋅ echinacea ⋅ rudbeckia ⋅ hebes
SLEEPERS ⋅ RAISED BEDS & PLANTERS ⋅ RENDERED WALLS
Rendered wall ⋅ slatted fence ⋅ landscapes Exeter garden design
Softwood Sleeper · Hardwood Sleepers · Exeter Landscapes Garden Design
Sleeper is great for adding interest to your garden design, Exeter. Working well in both traditional and contemporary garden design settings.
Raised Beds · Retaining Walls · Lawn Edging · Exeter Landscapes Garden Design
Sleeper options include softwood or new oak sleepers. Great for creating raised beds – decorative planting or vegetables. Great for retaining walls – can be used horizontally or vertically. Can be used to edge shingle pathways. And create steps and walkways. Hardwood is more robust and longer-lasting. Fix together with timber lock screws. Countersunk and hidden with dowels.
Soften with planting · Exeter Landscapes Garden Design
For a traditional garden design. Add a traditional planting scheme. Box hedging & hebes for shape and structure. Add verbena and alliums for colour.
For a more contemporary garden design. Add box balls, alliums, and agapanthus.
CONTEMPORARY SLATTED FENCING
Why not add a slatted fence to your garden design, Exeter. Looks great in any type of garden design. Both traditional and contemporary garden design, Add a hardwood slatted fence for a luxurious feel. Or planned softwood. Soften with contemporary planting. Phormiums, verbena, Alliums and stipa grasses.
Bespoke Slatted Fences · Exeter Landscapes Garden Design
All slatted fences are bespoke. And can be designed to fit any size garden. Slatted fences look great with decking and paving. Or as a backdrop to a tropical planting scheme. Add agapanthus and crocosmia for color. Add phormiums and grasses for structure.
Slatted Fences · Water Features · Hot Tubs · Exeter Landscapes Garden Design
Slatted fences look great as a backdrop to a hot tub or a water feature. Slatts can be left natural, oil, or painted contemporary colors. Sadolin has some great stains for timber. all coat is great for a solid color. No primer or undercoat is required. Apply with a brush or roller. Leave it natural and add oil. Osmo timber oil. Great UV protection. Enhances the grain and protects timber from splitting and cracking.
TURFING & ARTIFICIAL GRASS ⋅ UPDATE YOUR GARDEN
Garden design ⋅ artificial grass ⋅ Exeter landscapes garden design
Garden Turf · Exeter Landscapes Garden Design
Re-turfing your lawn will smarten up any garden design, Exeter. Get your levels right. It’s very important. And so is adding good quality topsoil. Giving the lawn a good start. Lawns can be edged with metal ever edge, timber edging, or natural stone setts.
Artificial Grass · Low Maintenance · Exeter Landscapes Garden Design
Tire of mowing the lawn. Why not add an artificial lawn. Artificial lawns look great all year round. Avoid that winter mud. Add a free-draining artificial lawn. Great for children and pets. A good base of crushed concrete is important. Preventing the lawn from sinking over time. A smooth level can be achieved by adding a layer of fine grano dust. A thick weed membrane is added. And the artificial grass is attached to the edging.
LAWN EDGING · EXETER LANDSCAPES GARDEN DESIGN
Edging setts ⋅ Exeter landscapes garden design
Stone · Ever Edge · · Exeter Landscapes Garden Design
Add definition to your lawn and beds. By adding natural stone edging to your garden design, Exeter. Options include sandstone setts or planks. Or silver granite setts. Go contemporary and add metal Ever edge edging.
Add straight lines for a traditional formal garden design. Or add organic curves for a contemporary garden feel.
HEDGES · EXETER LANDSCAPES ⋅ GARDEN DESIGN
Planting ∙ Exeter Landscapes ∙ Garden Designs
Plants add the finishing touches to any garden design. Planting is a great way to soften your hard landscaping. And will compliment your garden design Features.
Planting ∙ Privacy ∙ Exeter Landscapes ∙ Garden Designs
Planting is a great way of adding privacy to your garden design. It can also be used to hide or mask old or unsightly areas. Old fencing or outbuilding. Or block the view of neighbours. Options include climbers, hedges or large shrubs.
Hedging ∙ Privacy ∙ Exeter Landscapes ∙ Garden Designs
Hedging is a great way of adding privacy and security to your property. Fast-growing hedges create instant privacy. But will require more maintenance. Deciduous varieties lose those leave in winter. And include many English native species. Hawk thorn and beech. Deciduous varieties can recover after hare pruning or draught.
Every green hedge retains its leaves all year round. Giving all year interest and foliage. Yew, Laurel and photinia are popular evergreen hedges. They can suffer if pruned hard. Or if allow being scorched in hot summers. This can create holes in your evergreen hedge. Which may be permanent!
HEDGING ∙ EXETER LANDSCAPES ⋅ GARDEN DESIGN
Pot Grown Hedging ∙ Exeter Landscapes ∙ Garden Designs
Pot grown plants are one of the most common types of hedging available. As the name says they are pot-grown. These plants have a well-established root system. That can be planted at any time of year. Pot grown plants tend to be quite expensive to buy.
Whips ∙ Bare Root Hedging ∙ Exeter Landscapes ∙ Garden Designs
Whips of bare roots. Are plants with bare roots. They are the most cost-effective way to plant a hedge. Allow for 10% of plants do not survive. Available from November to May.
Root Ball ∙ Hedging ∙ Exeter Landscapes ∙ Garden Designs
Slightly cheaper plants are cultivated in fields. Roots are bound in a mesh. They are lifted, retaining some of the soil around the mesh before planting. The plants are left to develop for several years. To develop a strong foliage and branch system. There are lifted when the plants are dormant. From April to November. And are the most cost-effective options.
HEDGING ∙ EXETER LANDSCAPES ⋅ GARDEN DESIGN
Yew Hedging ∙ The king of hedging. Popular in traditional and contemporary garden design. Yew is a slow-growing every green hedge. Popular in topiary in stately homes. It can be expensive to buy mature plants. Options include pot grown, the most expensive. Or bare-root plants. Yew hedging is easy to look after and prune.
Laurel Hedging ∙ Fast growing. Dense and evergreen. Laurel hedging is a favourite of many gardeners. It can be shaped and pruned easily. And will create a think dense hedge in no time. It creates think branches and can be considered by many a little invasive. And high maintenance in terms of hedge cutting and pruning. Pot grown plants are usually planted!
Privet ∙ a staple of the 50’s hedging. Has somewhat gone out of fashion. Can be suspensible to honeydew fungus. Causing the hedge to slowly die over time. It is every green. But is a little lacklustre.
Photinia ∙ A firm favourite. Fast-growing and evergreen. New growth has a red vibrant colour. It covers an area fast. But it’s not as invasive as other hedges. Its branches are thinner and easier to cut than the laurel hedging. A great hedge. That’s great value for money!
Hawthorn ∙ A native hedge. It’s worth mentioning in terms of privacy and protection. It does contain thorns. The thorns may be an annoyance. When trimming the hedge. But are great for deterring intruders.
PLANT A HEDGE ∙ EXETER LANDSCAPES ⋅ GARDEN DESIGN
Dig a Trench ∙ Exeter Landscapes ∙ Garden Designs
Start with digging a trench for your hedging. When planting. You need enough depth or a thin layer of compost. You’re hedging and a thin layer of soil over the top of your hedging plants. Don’t bury the plant too deep. As this can course the plant to rot.
Stacking Your Soil ∙ Exeter Landscapes ∙ Garden Designs
It’s a good idea to have some board to stack your soil on. As you excavate the trench. Especially on turfed areas. Don’t underestimate the amount of effort required to trench your hedging. In long runs, you might want to hire a mini digger.
Feeding Your Hedge ∙ Exeter Landscapes ∙ Garden Designs
Add compost around your plants. Especially if the soil is of poor quality. Is a good idea to add some hedging feed. At this stage or some fish, blood and bone mix.
Watering Your Hedge ∙ Exeter Landscapes ∙ Garden Designs
Always water your hedge well. Especially during those long hot summer months. Every green hedges such a yew. Needs a lot of water. To prevent the plants from scorching. It’s a good idea to fill a large dustbin full of water. And dunk the plants to saturate the root ball before planting.
It’s also possible to install a leaky hose to irrigate your new hedging. Or a tree relief watering ring. That will direct water to the roots.
Artificial Grass ∙ Exeter Landscapes Garden Design
Why Artificial Grass ∙ Exeter Landscapes Garden Design
Artificial grass is an extremely realistic product. That Looks great 365 days a year. It is child-friendly and pet friendly.
Artificial Grass Is Low Maintenance ∙ Exeter Landscapes Garden Design
It’s a low maintenance product. It does need feed. Like conventical grass. It doesn’t need mowing. It won’t if properly installed. Developed weeds. And won’t need watering in those long hot summer months.
Where to Install Artificial Grass ∙ Exeter Landscapes Garden Design
Sloping Gardens ∙ It’s great for sloping gardens. Where drainage may be an issue. Leading to dry grass at the top of the slope. And water logging at the bottom of the slope. Steep slopes can be hazardous to cut with a lawn mower.
Mossy Gardens ∙ Water logger Gardens ∙ Dry Gardens ∙ Drainage can be problematic for a lawn. Too much water can cause water logging. Mossy can become a problem. Or the lawn may simply be unusable for those wet winter months. Clays are usually the problem. It causes a wet lawn in the winter. Due to being poorly drained. It dries out in summer. Causing a rock hard. Dry lawn. Fixing the problem is expensive and sometimes ineffective. Installing an artificial lawn may be the answer.
Ingredients For a Great artificial Lawn ∙ Exeter Landscapes Garden Design
Subbase ∙ A thick subbase of crushed concrete or MOT is essential. It will stop the artificial grass from sinking. And will create a great drainage medium.
Grano Dust ∙ Fine dust add to the top layer of the crushed concrete. It enables you to get a smooth level finish to your sub-base.
Weed Membrane ∙ Says what it does on the tine. And will let water through!
Edging ∙ This definition of your artificial grass. And enables you to stick down the edges of artificial grass. Options include stone setts, concrete and ever edge.
TESTIMONIALS ⋅ CUSTOMERS
Over the years. At Exeter Landscapes, we have created many gardens. Including contemporary, traditional, and tropical garden designs. Why not read what our customers say…
The quality of the workmanship and the finish of every detail were first-class. They were always polite, courteous and a pleasure to deal with. We can’t recommend them highly enough. I am always amazed by the dramatic difference Mark & Chris to achieve in our garden. Within a very compact amount of time. They are truly hard-working, efficient, and effective.”
MARION COOKE ⋅ TRADITIONAL ⋅ GARDEN DESIGN
Softwood Decking ⋅ Garden design ⋅ Exeter
I would recommend these guys very highly indeed. Friendly, reliable, and good value for the full service of design and construction. They have some creative and interesting ideas which I have seen work in large gardens. They made the very most of our own smaller space.
MARK WALKER ⋅ TRADITIONAL ⋅ GARDEN DESIGN
Softwood Decking ⋅ Garden design ⋅ Exeter
We are incredibly pleased with our landscaping. Mark understood our requirements from the start and their enthusiasm and attention to detail were reflected in the result.
HANNAH MERCER ⋅ CONTEMPORARY ⋅ GARDEN DESIGN
Rendered wall ⋅ Box hedging & Alliums ⋅ Exeter landscapes
The team transformed our overgrown bramble patch. Into a contemporary designed, low maintenance, family garden. They battled the elements during the summer. Which went from a hosepipe ban to torrential rain in a matter of weeks. Our garden was still completed early. A week before our son’s 1st birthday party was to be held in it. As we hoped. We are incredibly happy with all the work. They have created a space which we enjoy entertaining and relaxing.
JULIE MCCONNELL ⋅ TRADITIONAL ⋅ GARDEN DESIGN
IDEAS ⋅ INSPIRATION
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