Landscaping Harpenden | Planting Ideas

Landscaping Harpenden

Fertile Ground garden design and landscaping. Providing landscaping Harpenden, St Albans, Hertfordshire and North London. We are happy to provide our customers with planting advice for both small and large gardening projects.  Each plant is carefully selected from quality local nurseries, including Euro plants & Majestic Trees. Using our mini digger, we are able to plant large trees in gardens with limited access.

Planting services include:

  • Garden clearance & stump removal.

  • Planting schemes.

  • Tree & hedge planting.

  • Levelling & turfing.

Below are a few of our top garden planting ideas used on our garden design and landscaping projects throughout Hertfordshire.


Landscaping Harpenden: contemporary planting

Contemporary gardens combine modern hard landscaping features (rendered walls, granite paving..) with strong architectural plants and flowers with bold colours.

Add a contemporary garden planting scheme to your garden by combining:

  • Tall and bladed plants (bamboo & phormiums).
  • Glossy leafed shrubs (figs & fatsia).
  • With a splash of colour (agapanthus & crocosmia).


For maximum impact always plant in groups using odd numbers. This will give your garden the most impact, producing dense drifts of colour. Bark around plants to retain moisture. This will reduce your weeding and your plants watering needs in those long hot summer months!


Landscapng Harpenden

Budget: grasses such as miscanthus and carex planted in groups are striking and are a cheaper alternative to bamboo. Mix with colour: rudbeckia, crocosmia & echinea.

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Landscaping Harpenden: define your beds and Lawn!

Create strong shapes and borders in your lawn and planting beds. Curves can add an informal element to your garden, whilst straighter lines are more formal. Use stepping stone paths to link area of the lawn. Edging materials include: stone edging setts, thin paving planks, timber edging and everedge.

Garden design idea: EverEdge edging allows you to easily add curves and define edges around your lawn.

Turfing St Albans


Download our planting guides!

Plant Guide: Key Plants

Plant Guide: Hedges

Planting Groups: Combinations & Schemes

Date: October 19, 2017