Landscaping for your Home

If you’re thinking of doing a garden makeover or landscaping your own home, you may not have considered landscaping before, but this is something that can be enjoyed and even made into an income. Landscaping is a wonderful way to improve the look of any home, whether you’re living in the country or a town. In this article, we’ll cover some of the basics of landscaping that will help get you started.

There are hundreds of things you can do with a garden and it’s easy to get carried away. A large-scale renovation in a large garden, including laying new decking, paving, extending lawn, or planting beds, for example, will run into the thousands of pounds, before taking account of items such as garden furniture and plants.

One of the most popular types of landscape gardener jobs is to create a small garden at the back of the property. If you have a patio or garden you could probably fit a small fountain, a few chairs, and a table where guests can sit and enjoy a drink from time to time. You could also have a tiny balcony built out from the landscaping.

If you have a lawn then you could add a feature ornament, with some plants and some shrubs around it. You could even have a small pond in the back garden if you like and this would help the insect wildlife. There are plenty of ideas for adding more plants or a small vegetable garden around your garden, so if you don’t already have them, you should consider adding those.

Garden ponds are a great idea if you like to spend time outdoors in the garden.

Having a good amount of knowledge about the types of plants you want to grow will allow you to choose them easier and allow you to get started faster. This means you won’t have to worry about making the same mistakes over again. When starting your own garden you should always have some basic knowledge about plants, the different types of soil, and the benefits that each one can provide, and of course, there is no reason why you couldn’t have a professional garden designer do it for you.

Get in contact with us if you’d like to discuss your landscaping needs.…

Soft and Hard Landscaping – What’s The Difference?

When you start looking at a landscaping job, you’ll often read the terms hard landscaping and soft landscaping. Hard landscaping refers to the durable and long lasting components that go into a landscaping job, for example the large pieces of rock, stone or masonry. It’s often overlooked but shouldn’t be as good planning up front can help avoid problems such as poor drainage and sinkage. Soft landscaping refers to the living part of your landscaping, for example the lawn, borders, ponds and mulch, all of which can be changed more easily that the hardscape components. The choices for hardscape and softscape elements are almost endless so it pays to ask for advice when considering a landscpaing project.

At AGALY, we provide landscaping advice if you’re stuck for ideas. Contact us to arrange your free quote from us.


Hello and welcome to AGALY. We’re the landscaping experts hired by people like you to transform outdoor spaces into beautiful works of art.

Our team members have many years of garden and landscaping experience both in domestic and commercial work.

We’re pleased to be able to bring you a range of landscaping services which we hope you find of use. These include:

  • Garden Maintenance
  • Hard and soft landscaping
  • Commercial Gardening
  • Lawn renovations and maintenance
  • Regular lawn cutting

We hope to hear from you soon.

The AGALY Team…