Soft Landscape Design
At Danielle Collette we think plants make a garden. Its our passion and expertise!
Imagine the best garden you've seen...
Maybe it is a show garden, or a large estate garden in a glossy magazine, or it could be your grandparents back yard full of beautiful hand tended flowers, manicured lawn and veg patch. The key to the success of these gardens are the expertly crafted planting combinations. Even the most natural looking spaces have carefully considered planting schemes to get that wild, always been there look.
Updating or re-designing your soft-landscaping can make a big difference to how often you use your garden, how you feel while your in it and how much pleasure it gives you and your visitors, all through the year. Some areas of your garden may suffer from low light levels, poorly drained soil or sun-baked dry conditions. There are plants that will thrive in these tricky positions and they can transform those problem areas from weedy eyesores into stunning focal features, by simply using the right plants.
Hate gardening? Or just don't have time?
" Eliminating tasks through better design and planning. Keep maintenance manageable. "
Low maintenance gardens are a common requirement for busy garden owners, but how do you achieve the wow factor with low maintenance planting? Its really quite easy. We have developed several low maintenance planting schemes that give interest in your garden all year. Contemporary, modern planting schemes are especially good at limiting the amount of time needed to keep them looking sleek through the seasons, by using a limited amount of plant varieties and planting in large blocks. To completely remove the need for you to maintain your garden, the best option is to employ an experienced gardener to look after it for you. We provide garden care, using tailored maintenance plans to keep your planting happy and thriving.
When we produce a soft-landscape design, we take into consideration many things that affect the establishment, performance and overall look and feel of your garden planting and its surroundings. From soil conditions and aspect, to complementing the structures and backdrop to the final planting.
What planting style would you love in your garden?
Whether you want overflowing flower filled borders or simple healthy looking, easy to maintain greenery, a planting plan by Danielle Collette will help you achieve a perfectly planted garden, with the added benefit of great aftercare help and advice as standard.
Looking after your new Garden
Knowing what to do in your garden, how and when to do it, is easy with a maintenance plan. That's why we include one in your aftercare pack with each planting plan we produce. Your aftercare pack also includes plant profiles for each plant included in your planting plan with detailed advice on how to care for them. All contained in a handy booklet which is easy to refer to throughout the year. We take time, pride and care to produce a stunning, effective and transformative planting design service for your garden and we want it to thrive, so you can get the maximum enjoyment out of your garden.
New Build Gardens
You've bought your new home and chosen all those interiors to make your new house your home, but what about the garden? New builds almost always come with an un-inspiring plot of mud (turf if your lucky) with a few paving slabs by the back door. Other common features of the new build garden are lack of privacy, poor soil conditions and awkward or limited space. Good design is the best and most effective solution to these common problems associated with new build plots. There's one huge advantage to new build gardens. Its a blank canvas, crying out to be transformed into your own personal sanctuary or a perfectly laid out family and entertaining space.
Danielle Collette Garden Design has developed the perfect formulated design method to overcome many of the problems facing new build gardens, while delivering affordable, beautiful and functional gardens. Armed with a range of planting schemes that will cope with the poor soil conditions and provide interest and privacy for every plot, your new build garden design by Danielle Collette will complete your new home. Even without hard-landscaping your back garden can become a calm oasis with the simple addition of some cleverly designed planting combinations and other soft-landscaping solutions.
Garden Design Solutions for New Build Homes
Planting in new build garden plots are lacking and uninspiring to say the least, but the front gardens are usually planted up with the same amenity planting across the whole site. These plants are tough and put up with the compacted soil full of rubble, with only a sprinkling of top soil to grow in. They never quite look the best the can and after only a couple of years, completely outgrow the space, often blocking light through windows or access to front doors. Although they are evergreen and the combinations differ slightly from house to house, they don't deliver on the potential curb appeal that a good front garden can provide. To make your home stand out from the rest, differentiate your plot with unique planting and soft landscape design that elevates the entrance to your new home, making coming home enjoyable and more inviting.