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Thinking About a New Patio? Hard and Soft Landscaping for your Garden
Have you been looking outside at your existing garden and decided it’s time for a change? Perhaps you are interested in installing a patio for the first time or in upgrading an old and tired one. A well-built patio comes into its own in the summer months, giving you and your family the opportunity to enjoy breakfast al fresco or entertain friends and neighbours in style and comfort.
Patio installation is just one area of hard landscaping that MT Paving can take care of for you. Hard landscaping includes all of the structural elements of garden design, including brickwork, path-laying and the construction of walls and fences. In contrast, soft landscaping covers anything to do with the soil and planting, including the laying of turf.
MT Paving can look after all of your hard and soft landscaping needs, including but not limited to those already mentioned above. Using the combined experience of our skilled tradesmen, with their expertise in all areas of garden landscaping and remodelling, we can transform your outside space into the functional and attractive part of your home it deserves to be.
There is no ‘trade secret’ to creating a durable and visually striking patio (or any other high quality hard landscaping structure such as a paved garden path, boundary fence or retaining wall). It is the natural effect of thorough preparation and skilled workmanship. In terms of patio construction, that involves careful excavation to a sufficient depth, the installation of a weed-resistant geotex membrane and the addition and compression of Type I aggregate to create a solid base onto which your choice of flags, blocks or bricks can be laid. All debris will be quickly and discreetly removed from site to ensure minimal disturbance.
Before our first shovels hit the ground, it is important for all parties to be fully involved in the design process to ensure the desired result is achieved. It is the hard landscaping which adds shape and character to your garden and there are lots of opportunities to be creative. Our experienced and forward-thinking tradesmen can advise you every step of the way, finding ways around apparent problems and making practical suggestions that will help you to express your ideas within the constraints of your available space. Many of our customers are amazed by the options they have, many of which they hadn’t considered beforehand.
Once the hard landscaping has been planned out, we can advise you on aspects of soft landscaping, for example which plants will grow best based on your light conditions and soil type and how to use the seasonal aspects of the gardening year to create variety and beauty all year round. We can also carry out re-turfing and other soft landscaping work, leaving you to sit back and enjoy the end result.
In addition to garden landscaping work, we are also specialists in laying durable and attractive driveways, whether you prefer flagstones, gravel or blockwork. For a full list of our services, visit our Services page. You can also browse our gallery for some examples of projects we have carried out in the past.
Starting a new patio project can be a daunting experience, but we can assure you that if you choose MT Paving to bring your vision to life you will be in safe and skilled hands. Please call us for a free no-obligation quotation.