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Stunning landscaping solutions

PUBLISHED: 08:41 19 May 2014

EXG MAY 14 BE INSPIRED

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Landscaping your outside space can transform the look of your property and add a new dimension to your home. 
Holly Eells speaks to local experts for some inspiring advice

The Style: Water Features

Managing director and founder of Tritonstone in Somerset, Mike Corbett, has been in the landscaping business for more than 26 years and believes that the combination of plants and ornate stone can always add another dimension to an outside space. Mike explains: ‘This example (pictured) is a finely detailed composite stone scalloped shell fountain is a suitable feature to enhance the terrace and garden area. It is surmounted by a pair of entwined putti, which supports the cornucopia and stands on a naturalistic rocky base. It is mainly inspired by the Georgian and Victorian periods and combined with ornate and classical stone.’ For further information on water features, contact Tritonstone on 01460 259295 or visit www.tritonstone.co.uk

The Style: Grand Gates

Jane Meecham believes landscaping defines an outdoor space, as it requires structure of definition. Jane, who has been working in fencing and manufacturing for more than 25 years, says: ‘Solid timber driveway gates are ideal for improving the kerb appeal of your property, as the natural characteristics of the timber complement the surrounding environment. Also, they provide the added benefits of improved privacy and security. Kiln dried FSC Certified hardwood or Scandinavian redwood are both durable timbers, and they come in various styles combined with a variety of finishes.’ For further information on outdoor gates, contact Tarmec & Croft Fencing and Gates Ltd on 01787 224848 or alternatively visit www.tarmecfencingandgates.co.uk

The Style: Bespoke Gardens

Landscaping your outside space is still one of the best investments you can make in your home, so says Laeti Kemp from DF Clark Contractors in Chelmsford. Laeti says: ‘Improving your outdoor area can create an extension on the house, providing an exterior living space with areas for sculpture, relaxation, entertainment and extra storage space. If you are looking to create a beautifully tailored landscape tapestry, a house package product meets all landscape requirements. It covers a planning system including tree surgery, landscaping, garden and sculpture design, and landscape construction.’ If you are looking for advice on a garden makeover, contact DF Clark Contractors on 01621740876 or visit www.dfclark.co.uk

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