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National Award-Winning Landscapers in Hampshire

It has been such an amazing four weeks for the whole team at Aura Landscapes. With a further two awards to add to our belt and a whole new experience. First Show Garden Design and Build Let’s go back to the end of May and our very first show garden we have built as Aura Landcapes at Gardener’s World Spring Fair, Beaulieu. What a fantastic show, opportunity, and garden. We were very privileged to be given the opportunity via The Association of Professional Landscapers (APL), to build a show garden at the local Gardener’s World Spring Fair in Beaulieu. We were only told about the gap and possible opportunity in February but managed to bring the concept, design and build together with the help of our sponsors: Marshalls, Rolawn, Form Plants, D’Sculpted, London Stone, Jewson and Forge at Manor Farm … Continue reading

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30 Awards in 12 Years and our First Show Garden

What a crazy first quarter of the year this has been for Aura Landscapes. At the recent Marshalls Register Regional Awards we won two awards for two amazing projects. The first was winner of Best Driveway Transformation over 70m2 for a fantastic driveway completed in Chilworth, Southampton whereby the brief was to create an interesting driveway space that complemented the home. The use of different colours to create circular patterns within the driveway was fantastic. The driveway design was created by Andy and the installation headed up by our team leader Luke. The second award was winner of Best Use of Ethically Sourced Fairstone for our New Forest client’s patio space. The use of circles to highlight the water feature just shows the level of attention to detail our team has. We are very proud to have created this amazing … Continue reading

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So much is happening at Aura Landscapes…

2022 is proving to be an extremely busy and exciting year for us at Aura Landscapes, entering our 11th year in business there is so much to celebrate and be grateful for… We started off the year by giving back to our local community through two charity donations. We raised £650 for both The Blue Cross animal charity and Mountbatten Hospice Hampshire. Both charities were chosen as they are close to our hearts as well local to us. But a massive thank you goes out to all our clients that worked with and chose us for their landscaping needs in 2021 as it was because of you we were able to give back. We are doing the same for 2022 so if you choose (or have chosen) Aura Landscapes for your project then you will be helping raise money for … Continue reading

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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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