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Landscaping Gloucester

Landscaping is the skill of transforming outdoor spaces into beautiful and functional spaces. Peel Projects have been landscaping for over 15 years and have completed everything from large estates landscaping works to smaller residential landscaping work like courtyards and gardens.

Landscaping generally takes place to improve on or create a visually pleasing and practical environment fit for use. Landscaping is done for both residential and commercial properties, with the aim of improving the visual appeal, functionality, and value of the property.

Landscaping includes any of the following:

Large changes to the terrain (using diggers/dumpers).

Hard Landscaping features like patios, paving, decking, driveways, stonework, gravel areas:

Soft Landscaping features like planting flowers, shrubs and turfing.

Patios & Paving are a key element of landscaping. They are flat, paved outdoor areas that are often used for hard standing, perfect for dining and entertainment purposes. Patios can be made from a range of materials, usually natural stone slabs or block paving. The material used for a patio or driveway depends on its use, an experienced landscaping company will have the expertise to offer a consultation with the best advice for your job.

Driveways are a common part of landscaping jobs that significantly improve the curb appeal of a property. They can be made from a range of materials, including block paving, tarmac, and gravel. Block Paving is a popular option due to its attractive look, durability and versatility, while tarmac is a cheaper option that is easy to maintain. Gravel driveways offer a rustic and natural look.

Decking is also a popular option for creating outdoor spaces. Decks are typically made of wood or composite materials and can be built in various shapes, sizes and heights. Decks can be raised or ground level, and they offer a great space for outdoor entertainment and relaxation. Wood decking is a popular choice due to its natural look and feel, while composite decking is a low-maintenance option that can withstand harsh weather conditions.

Stonework is a part of landscaping that involves the use of natural stone to create features. Features include stone walls, pathways, retaining walls and much more. Stone is a versatile material that can be used to create a range of textures and styles, from smooth and sleek to rugged and natural. 

Stone walls are a popular feature of landscaping that look great and add functionality to a property. Stone walls can be used to create boundaries, retain soil, and add a natural and rustic look to a property. They can be made from various types of stone, including fieldstone, limestone, and granite. Regions often have a distinct colour and style of stone. Forest of Dean stone (Gloucestershire, UK) is typically natural greys whereas Cotswold stone (Gloucestershire) is typically honey to golden colour limestone. Each type of stone has its own unique look and feel, and they can be arranged in various patterns and styles to suit the needs of the design.

Tree Surgery is an important part of landscaping maintenance that involves the care and management of trees. Trees are a valuable asset to any property, providing shade, beauty, and environmental benefits. Tree surgery involves pruning, shaping, and removing damaged or diseased trees. It also involves assessing the health and safety of trees and providing appropriate treatments to maintain their well-being.

Planting softens landscape gardens. Everything from trees to flowers, shrubs and turf are used. Flower beds of all shapes and sizes bring style, colour and beauty to outdoor spaces.

Water Features these could be small features or ponds all the way up to lakes or larger bodies of water.

Work to boundries of a property through fencing, hedging and other planting work.

Fencing is one of the most common elements of landscaping. It is used to create boundaries, privacy, and security around a property. Fencing materials can vary, including wood, metal, and vinyl. Wood is the most common material as it is durable and can be painted or stained to match the surrounding environment. Metal fencing is popular in commercial projects due to its strength and durability. Fencing can be installed in various heights and styles to suit the needs of the property owner.

Landscaping is all of the above, or just the elements you need to complete your project. We recommend using a professional garden designer when thinking about your landscaping project as in our experience the best outdoor spaces have the best designs.

We hope this overview helps with your landscaping project. Please contact Peel Projects if you are in the Gloucestershire/Bristol (South West) for a free landscaping consultation.