– here’s some pictures of our latest project in Barnton, Edinburgh. Showing a terraced patio constructed from sandstone paving in random bond, with a spherical stone water feature.
Choosing a professional landscape gardeners for your landscaping, garden design and build projects is an important decision and one you’ll be glad when you get right.
A professional, experienced landscape gardener can take most of the hassle out of the design and build of your garden so you get real peace of mind knowing that your outside space will grow and develop in the way that is best for you. A little time and effort spent now will yield a great deal of pleasure for many years to come.
Experience – Gardens are as unique as their owners so you should choose a landscaper who has the confidence and experience to deal with whatever they might find in your garden. Your landscape gardener needs to be able to interpret your ideas and find the best way to achieve them in your garden.
Communication – The most successful projects always have good clear communication, so make sure you get involved with your landscape gardener right from the start. Always let them know how you feel about what they are proposing.
Case studies – ask to see examples of their work. Any good landscaper will be proud of their work and they will probably have loads of photos or even a video for you to look at. Although looking at images can give you some idea of someone’s work they can never do full justice to beautiful landscaping and design. A good way to start is by looking around and finding landscape designs that you love. Choose neighbourhoods that tend toward the style you desire.
Testimonials – it’s always a good idea to get as many testimonials from some of their past customers as you can.
Quote – Make sure the garden landscaper puts their quote in writing on official headed paper showing a postal address and full contact details.
A little time and effort spent choosing the right garden landscaping company will ensure your garden project runs smoothly and within budget.
The Garden Construction company are a landscaping company that have many years experience and offer a comprehensive range of landscape gardening throughout Edinburgh, the Lothians, Fife and Perthshire.
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for a client in Edinburgh requiring Garden Designers, sited just off Holyrood park- Designed And Build by Garden Construction Co. The customer had taken out the kitchen window and installed a large triple patio doors to newly converted kitchen dining room. The area immediately to the back of the house was originally a brick retaining wall 1m from house wall and 1.2m high.We excavated the area by hand as it was inaccessable for a digger. We then constructed concrete block retaining walls with timber copings and cement rendered them , to be painted by client. After fitting the patio doors were fitted we created this deck design for Rachel to make full use if the space in conjunction with her new kitchen. The deck is fitted to the floor level of the kitchen and matches the colouring of internal floorboards an the deck boards run in the same direction as the kitchen floor boards to give the feeling of continuity giving the deck which also makes the kitchen seem bigger and the deck part of the room. With the patio doors open in the summer this area really does become a stylish outside room.The deck also reflects light back into the kitchen which is quite dark being East facing.
The steps to upper terrace were constructed fom timber sleepers with stone paving inlays for treads.
Decking fitted here smooth side up.Most deck boards are reversable being grooved on one side and smooth on the other. This deck is well complimented by the planting scheme , rhodedendron to foreground ,and bamboo to centre. the pergola adds height to the design and in this case we trained a damson fruit tree over the top of the framework to form a canopy to the deck area.The various pot plants such at the Acer “bloodgood” give interest to the timber decking and also soften the strong lines of the deckboards. Planting to the edge of the deck that spills over onto the boards such as the Geranium with the blue flowers to bottom right ” johnsons Blue” also serve the same purpose of softening the deck. A blue l.e.d. uplighter was fitted to the base of the pergola to illuminate the damson tree in the evening . The blue light gives the foliage a lovely silvery appearance at night.
Herbacious cranesbills , decked out from early-summer to autumn with lots of large flowers blue . It is a lovely plant that looks best when allowed to make a dense patch of ground cover, with its mounds of elegantly divided leaves. A good plant for a cottage garden or informal border .
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