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Creating a solid foundation for your planting and garden design.

underneath your feet

One of the most important investments you can make in your garden is to understand the soil and the challenges and opportunities it presents. We assess soil across your garden and, if necessary, make recommendations about how to improve soil quality.

The perfect garden soil is ‘loam’, a rich, loose textured soil teeming with insects and worms. This type of soil has good drainage but stays damp and fertile; ideal for growing plants.

Most gardens have soil that tends towards clay, sand,  silt, chalk or peat, but don’t worry! We can add organic matter to enrich dry soils and lighten heavy clay soils. We can work on drainage solutions and we always choose planting schemes that suit your garden soil so that the plants we choose grow and thrive.