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What is landscaping?

There are two sides of landscaping that makes up the industry as a whole, hard landscaping and soft landscaping.

Hard landscaping refers to the use of non-vegetative, hard materials in landscaping.

Hard landscaping is important because it provides the structure and foundation of the landscape. It often involves projects that cover the entirety of the garden and are necessary before soft landscaping features come into play. For example; Fencing, patios, paving, driveways, fixed/raised flower/vegetive beds and garden structures.

Soft landscaping is the elements of a landscape that do not involve construction. These elements are decorative additions to an outdoor space, they are the greenery that makes outdoor spaces so pleasant to relax in

When the term soft landscaping is used, it is often describing elements such as trees, shrubs, turf, mulch, raised beds and soil. 

Whilst we, at Cherry Tee Landscapes, cover mainly the hard landscaping side of the industry, we also cover some of the aspects of the soft landscaping side. Below we will look at some of the hard landscaping we haven't covered on the website and also the few soft landscaping aspects that we cover.


Sleeper Installation

Timber sleepers are large pieces of timber that can be used for a variety of gardening and landscaping projects. They are traditionally used to lay rail tracks on, but they are now commonly used in gardening and landscaping environments.

Raised beds, garden borders, and lawn edging are a few simple but effective uses for sleepers in the garden design. They can also be used when adjusting the levels in a garden landscape and help retain the earth that is exposed, creating a retaining wall.

They are a versatile way to create raised flowerbeds, mark the edge of a shrubbery or rockery, and give stable support to timber decks and composite decking boards.

Available in a few variation in sizes to suit the needs of the installation, they are also available in either softwood timber or hardwood timber.

Pergola Installation

A pergola is an outdoor garden feature that forms a shaded walkway, passageway, or sitting area. It consists of vertical posts or pillars that usually support cross-beams and a sturdy open lattice.

Pergolas may extend from a building’s door to an open garden feature such as a terrace or pool.

Freestanding pergolas, provide a sitting area that allows for breeze and light sun, but offer protection from the harsh glare of direct sunlight. Pergolas also give climbing plants a structure on which to grow.

Turf Installation

Turfing refers to the process of laying turf to create a lawn or grass area. Turf is a layer of earth that has dense growth of grass with its matted roots.

Once the ground is prepared, the freshly rolled lawn turf is unrolled and laid onto the prepared ground. Once laid, it needs to be regularly watered until established, which usually take a few weeks.

Turfing can be a quick way to create a lush, green lawn. However, it requires some maintenance to keep it looking its best, including regular mowing and watering.

Artificial Turf Installation

Artificial turf is a surface made of synthetic fibres designed to look like natural grass. It is used in various settings, including sports arenas, residential lawns, and commercial applications that traditionally use grass.

Artificial turf is more durable than natural grass and can be easily maintained without the need for watering or trimming, although periodic cleaning is required, to insure the turf looks as good as the day of installation. Due to the ease of the maintenance, it is what makes artificial grass  appealing for those seeking a hassle-free lawn.

Garden Clearance

The aim of a garden clearance is to create a clean and tidy outdoor space. It can be a one off task, for example, at the end of the gardening season, or it can be done regularly to keep the garden looking its best.

This can include a variety of tasks such as:

  • Removing garden waste like leaves, branches, and grass clippings.
  • Disposing of larger items like old garden furniture or broken tools.
  • Clearing out sheds or other garden buildings.
  • Getting rid of soil or rubble.