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Large cobble driveway design | Behind the design episode 3

If you’re looking for a cobble driveway or want something a bit more bespoke, this driveway design is for you. In episode three of Behind The Design, Paula and Andy are discussing a large driveway in Hampshire, due to be built by Aura Landscapes in the early months of 2022. It can take up to four weeks from initial consultation to get to an agreed 3D driveway design. So, if you’re looking for a driveway ready for Summer 2022, click here to book your consultation. You can view more of Aura Landscapes’ driveway installations here.

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Product guarantees vs workmanship guarantees in landscaping

Your garden is an investment and just like any finished product (a kitchen springs to mind!), you want to know your outdoor area is going to last for years to come. However, it can become confusing with most businesses only discussing product guarantees. What do product guarantees cover? How can you get an installation guarantee? That’s what we’re covering in this blog! Product Guarantees These are standard guarantees given out by manufacturers for your paving slabs and other products. Aura Landscapes often uses Marshalls paving, which features 10 year guarantees on many products. These product guarantees ensure that if the product is faulty, you can get a replacement. Faults can come in the form of issues with the finish of product or quality. If any issues with products arise, your chosen landscaper should be able to contact the manufacturer and … Continue reading

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Get Your Dream Garden In Time For Summer 2022

WOW! What a year 2021 has already been. Most of our recently booked clients said the same thing – all this time at home confirmed it’s time to make a change to their garden. And if you’re reading this, we can guess you feel the same. Your garden can provide a place of sanctuary, entertainment and more – we just need to help you get there. And we can do so in time for the Summer of 2022*! That may seem a long wait, but it’s actually a GOOD thing you have some time before installation. Here’s why: We’re in high demand for a reason – Our creative in-house garden designer Andy, and specialist landscaping teams offer the very best expertise for your outdoor space. You can find out more about our team here. You have time to perfect the … Continue reading

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Aura Landscapes Receives 10 Years Of Marshalls Award

Where has the time gone?! It seems like only yesterday Aura Landscapes became a Marshalls Registered Installer, and our clients began to see the benefits of this accreditation. For over 10 years now, we have been working with the paving manufacturer Marshalls, installing their driveway and garden paving products. In fact, we recently received our 10 year award! But what does this mean to you as a home owner? As Aura Landscapes is a Marshalls Registered Installer, you can be sure that we’re installing the quality paving products provided by Marshalls to their installation standards and guidelines. These guidelines ensure that your driveway or patio lasts for years to come, as you receive your product guarantee from Marshalls – often up to 10 years! Our confidence in these guidelines and our hard landscaping team also means that we offer you … Continue reading

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Traditional Garden Design Using Modern Materials

For the second episode of Behind The Design, we’re walking through a unique and interesting garden… You see, our clients wanted a true traditional feel, using modern products! Why would they want this? Traditional materials often require more maintenance than modern alternatives.For example, timber sleepers need to be replaced every 10 years, and sandstone needs to be cleaned regularly to prevent algae build up (depending on the environment). However, alternatives such as porcelain paving offer an easier solution. Virtually impervious to moisture, little to no algae growth and frost resistant are just some of the benefits of this modern paving option. You aren’t limited on choice either, with a wide variety of textures, colours and finishes available from manufacturers. As porcelain paving specialists, we have installed many porcelain driveways and patios over the last 11 years – so this was … Continue reading

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Large Contemporary Garden Design | Behind The Design Episode 1

Behind the design is a new series at Aura Landscapes, where we talk through some of our bespoke garden designs and discuss how you can achieve this in your outdoor space. We’ll be covering all shapes and sizes of garden, and today we’re kicking things off with a large contemporary garden design for our clients in Hampshire. This stunning new build home is the pride and joy for our clients, and they were wanting a beautiful, family outdoor space to match. Hear more in the video with Andy and Paula below: To discover our garden design packages and view more designs, please click here. If you would like to get in touch about your outdoor space, click here to contact us.

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3 Benefits To 3D Garden Design

If you are considering a garden design for your outdoor area, you may be overwhelmed with the variety of designs available. From hand-drawn to 2D & 3D and now the more specialist 3D walkthrough garden design services, which is right for you? Each garden design option has its own benefits, but you’ll find it largely depends on your budget. Although it’s the most expensive option, 3D garden design images and video walkthroughs provide three massive benefits to the planning and execution of your dream outdoor space. View the numbered options below, or watch a summary from our in-house designer Andy: Showcase the atmosphere of your outdoor space 3D garden designs are extremely effective at capturing the mood and atmosphere of your future outdoor space, as you get to ‘sit’ in your garden and actually visualise what it may look like. … Continue reading

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3 Tips Before Speaking To A Garden Designer

With Valentine’s just around the corner, it might not be your partner you’re keen to deepen your love with (quarantine has done enough of that thank you!), but your garden. It might not be listening to your needs, looking as attractive as it once did or is simply getting old. And yes, we’re still talking about gardens. There is no better time than now to start enquiring about your dream garden, but how can you prepare? Here are three tips before speaking to a garden designer: Have a think about your wants and needs The first thing we all do when taking on a home project is to envision our dream space, but you also need to consider the practicalities. How are you going to use the space? How much upkeep are you happy with? All things to jot down … Continue reading

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Our 2021 Commitments To You

2020 was definitely a rollercoaster, but we’re so grateful that at Aura Landscapes we were still able to deliver high-quality outdoor areas, and most importantly, keep our clients and teams safe. During Aura Landscapes’ Christmas break, Mike and Paula sat down and mapped our 2021 commitments to you. We are always striving to improve, and offer the very best to our clients across the South Coast. So, what can you expect from us this year? Giving back to your community Our financial year ends in February, so we’re looking forward to giving you a final figure for how much we’ve donated to Countess Mountbatten Hospice and Blue Cross Hampshire. It’s looking around £2000+, which has been raised through every driveway and patio we install. This is something we’re excited to continue, and in 2021 we want to further develop the … Continue reading

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Start the process now for a Summer garden!

Many people we speak to are hesitant to look into their garden or driveway project in the depths of Winter. There is Christmas, New Year and the weather is dark, cold and generally miserable. Who really wants to think about their outdoor space at this time of year? Well, Winter is actually the best time to start making plans for your outdoor space to be ready for 2021. There are a number of reasons for this: Lead times – a quality landscaper will be booked up for a period of time, so will be unable to start your project until there is a space in the diary. On average 3 months (particularly at the moment) is what you are probably looking at to get a project started. At Aura Landscapes we are now taking bookings for February/March 2021. The reason … Continue reading

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