Garden Projects 2017-04-04T12:44:49+00:00

Coastal Tree Care’s Garden Projects

High quality, professional and personalised service for your outside spaces!

Dale Culbreth of Coastal Tree Care offers a high quality, personalised service to enable you to get the absolute best from your outside space. Based in Weymouth, South Dorset, our working range extends from East Devon to Swanage, and covers most of Dorset, including Lyme Regis, Yeovil, Bridport, Dorchester, Weymouth, Portland and the surrounding villages.

We provide a complete, end to end garden design and installation service, and are happy to consider any size of garden projects, from tiny, contemporary, urban courtyards to large, rambling estates, schools or commercial sites.  As a small business, we maintain a very personal approach throughout the whole process, yet remain flexible enough to accommodate longer-term and complex landscaping projects for private or corporate clients. All of our work is fully insured, and of the highest quality.

Based in Weymouth, South Dorset, our working range extends from East Devon to Swanage, and covers most of Dorset, including Lyme Regis, Yeovil, Bridport, Dorchester, Weymouth, Portland and the surrounding villages.

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We pride ourselves on doing the basic things well. The first principle of good garden design is to listen to what the client wants

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When you first meet us we’ll listen to what you are looking for and start exploring initial ideas, so that you get a good sense of what is possible

Booking Enquiry

After the design and project costs are agreed, we begin the process of scheduling work, and arranging for the supply of the landscape materials to the site.

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The FAQ below will give you a snapshot of our Garden Project Design Service.

In many cases, the completed landscapes may bear no relation to what the client originally envisaged, but will have evolved with the client’s consent and Dale’s creative vision.  At other times, clients have an absolutely clear idea of what they want, so the design element focuses on the type and quality of the materials to be used, and the planting requirements.

Every project is unique… We understand that gardens fulfil different needs for all of us, and that these needs often change over time.  As a result, our approach is fully centred on the client’s wishes.  You may have a very clear idea about what you want to achieve with your space, or you may simply need some inspiration – that’s where Coastal Tree Care comes in!

When you commission us we’ll start by undertaking a comprehensive survey that takes account of any existing features, such as trees that might remain in the new garden, or utility services.  We’ll explore options with you, and consider any constraints or opportunities that are presented by the space.  If you live on or near the Dorset coast, you will be only too aware of the particular challenges that are thrown up by the environment.  Strong, salt-laden winds, bright sunshine (occasionally) and exposed locations require a particular approach to the design process.

Designing and installing a garden is ideally suited to a ‘project management approach’, and it follows that your landscaper should have plenty of experience in this area if all of the components of your garden are going to come together effectively, on time and within budget.  With Coastal Tree Care you can be assured that your project is in very safe hands.  Dale Culbreth is a ‘Prince2’ trained Practitioner, with years of project management experience under his belt.  Whether we complete the entire project in-house, or outsource specific elements, you can be confident that each part of the process will be meticulously managed, with quality and high standards underpinning every stage and decision.
Inspiration is drawn from a diverse and eclectic mixture of previous experience and historical records, as well as a wider exposure to visual art and design principles from around the world.  If you live near Weymouth, Portland, or Dorchester, please give us a call or complete an enquiry form to discuss your garden design requirements.
When you first meet us we’ll listen to what you are looking for and start exploring initial ideas, so that you get a good sense of what is possible.  We’ll explain our service, fees and timescales with you, and discuss the key elements of your requirements.
After the design and project costs are agreed, we begin the process of scheduling work, and arranging for the supply of the landscape materials to the site.  We liaise closely with both clients and suppliers to ensure that there are arrangements in place to enable deliveries to be made directly to the site wherever possible.  As you might imagine, the installation generally follows a set process.

  1. Site Clearance
  2. Groundwork – excavation and levelling, where required
  3. Installation of hard surfaces (patios and paths)
  4. Decking, fencing and wooden structures/features
  5. Turf-laying and planting
  6. Mulching planted areas

There’s no avoiding it – the garden will resemble a building site whilst the project is in it’s early stages!  Happily, all of the temporary mess and inconvenience is more than made up for by the finished, planted design.

Our commitment to sustainability ensures that we source materials and services locally wherever possible, and taking a ‘partnership approach’ with local firms enables us to keep our prices competitive.

Projects are regularly, and rigorously reviewed to take account of risks, and to enable clients to have as much involvement as they want with the quality assurance aspects of the installation.  All projects can be subject to potential ‘slippage’ for a whole variety of reasons, so care is taken to manage and mitigate any possible issues.  This process is often transparent and very informal, but larger, complex projects occasionally call for a more formal, documented approach, with risks articulated in a register, and actions planned and recorded systematically to minimise the potential for delay or additional costs.

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Coastal Tree Care can transform your outdoor space

We are establishing a fantastic reputation in the South Dorset area, and are aiming to be the leading garden landscaping, conservation and arboricultural contractors in the county.

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