Here at TELLUS LANDSCAPING we design and create gorgeous outdoor spaces. If you have a garden that needs a new look, want a hand with repairs or replacement decking, fencing, lawn or patio, or have a new project you’d like assistance with, our experienced team can help. We work with both domestic and commercial contracts, no matter what size the task we love what we do.
You can also feel good about working with us.
We’re passionate about the environment and use sustainable or locally-sourced materials, wildlife friendly design and carbon off-setting to create competitively priced gardens that don’t cost the Earth.
- Block and brick walling
- Block paved driveways
- Fencing, gates and trellising
- Flower baskets, beds and borders
- Garden design
- Green living walls
- Hedge and shrub planting and screening
- Lawns and natural turf
- Patios, paths and steps
- Ponds and water features
- Seating, sheds and summerhouses
- Tree planting, tree pruning and tree surgery
- Water harvesting and composting
- Wildlife havens, insect hotels and rewilding
- Wooden decking and timberwork
Our Environmental Focus
At TELLUS LANDSCAPING we put the environment at the heart of everything we do.
All of our materials are sustainably sourced, wherever possible from local suppliers.
We don’t do plastic! Whether that is Artificial Turf or Composite Timber. We also try to avoid plastic waste as much as possible.
When designing gardens we try to use natural products as much as possible. Natural stone and treated timber are our preference rather than concrete and composites.
We try to reuse or repurpose old materials wherever we can, without compromising the quality of our work.
What we can’t reuse or repurpose we recycle! Only then, if there is really no other option, will we responsibly dispose of the waste, composting as much as possible.
We consider wildlife, minimise travel for our team and our supplies, plant trees to offset our carbon footprint and harvest water to reduce wastage.
We offer a Garden Design service using the lastest in Landscape Architecture Software.
Designs start at £180 inclusive of VAT which includes one onsite consulatation, draft design and one revision.
Further revisions attract additonal fees.
Our clients frequently find that the 3D Designs really help them visualise what can be achieved in their gardens and it’s a great way to refine designs and layouts before committing to the work.
If you decide to go ahead with Tellus Landscaping to carry out your Landscaping Project then the design fee is deducted from the contract value.
For more information on our Garden Design service please drop us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org or complete the contact form at the bottom of this page.
Some Recent Projects
As part of a complete home renovation and modernisation project we were asked to transform the garden into an open and airy family garden. This involved taking down a 35m long 3m high conifer hedge, old brick raised planters and rotten decking area. We designed a new 80m2 L shaped raised patio which was laid with natural Limestone paving. We also created a lovely, level family lawn, installed a new feather edge fence all round the garden and build a bespoke large shed and bin store for the customer.
Working for a retired couple in their 80’s, the brief was to make their garden low maintenance but still pleasant to look at and spend time in. We removed the overgrown and tired flower beds and planters and lawns and replaced them with treated timber raised planting beds mulched with gravel. The natural slate paving around the house was repaired and re-pointed and the old, deteriorating, driveway was lifted and replaced with block paving.
For this project we were asked to renew an old and unstable natural stone path which wound its way around a formal shrub border by reusing as much of the original stone as possible. We lifted the Yennadon Slate path carefully, cleaned off and set aside the individual pieces, then installed a full compacted sub-base. We then relaid the original stones on a full wet bed of sand and cement mortar. The resulting path will last for many years to come.
Our clients had recently bought a new build property next to a main road running through a beautiful South Hams village. The road noise was proving to be a problem so they called us for ideas on what to do. We agreed to install a 45m long 1.8m high “Closed Board” Feather Edge fence then plant a hedge of Bay Laurel on the garden side of the fence. The result was an instant reduction in road noise which will only improve as the hedge grows and thickens up.
It was a pleasure to help the owners of this 200 year old cottage to reimagine their garden entertaining space. Taking out some old decking and digging in to the garden we created space for a 50M2 Rustic Slaet patio retained with treated sleepers. We build storage into the bench seating and installed 4 corner posts to support a canvas shade cover. The area was finished off with painted horizontal fencing for privacy and a new turfed lawn.
We were initially contracted to prepare then seed the back lawn of a large property in Mannamead, Plymouth. However, after being badly let down by another contractor the customer asked us to take on the relaying of 80M2 of reclaimed slate paving in two areas around the property. The old laying course was removed and the sub-base topped up and relevelled. In one area we added an additional flight of steps to achieve the correct fall on the new patio. The reclaimed slate paving was then laid on a full wet bed of 6:1 sharp sand and cement mortar with each slab primed using an SBR slurry to aid adhesion. The patios were then pointed using Nexus Fusion Pro Joint in Mid Grey.
For this project in Plymstock, Plymouth the client wanted a tired area of gravel replaced with a sleek and attractive patio to improve the usability of the area.
We chose Riven Raj Green Blend Sandstone in a four size patio pack to be jointed with a proprietary brush in jointing compound.
The result is a modern and clean entertainment space that the customers were delighted with.
Returning to work for previous clients in Bere Alston we were delighted to carry out this piece of traditional drystone wall which really enhanced the landscaping and design of the garden. Using over 25 ton of locally quarried stone walling we created a new Devon bank to retain the hedging and help define the boundary of the garden. Soil was then seeded to form a formal lawn.
For this project we were asked to modernise a tired tier in a back garden.
After removing some overgrown shrubs and lifting the old turf which had become clogged with weeds we also removed the old gravel infilled patio.
We clad teh sleepers at the back of the garden to improve the design look of the area before laying a new sawn and honed sandstone patio.
Finally we laid new lawn turf to complete the garden design.
Not every Landscaping or Garden Design job is huge!
For this client we built a bespoke raised planting bed using softwood Landscaping Sleepers.
The bed was just under 3m long and 40cm high.
Located next to their patio the client wanted to fill the bed with aromatic herbs.
We provided a planting schedule for them to help with the choice of plants.
We love getting our teeth into a full Garden Transformation.
For this project we excavated almost 40 ton of earth the create a sunken and private entertaining space outside the clients bi-fold doors. Using Black Brazilian Slate paving we created a curved patio area which complimented the new lawn area.
Steps built into the new retaining wall leads up to a 38m2 composite deck in dark grey with inset lights.
L-shaped rendered block work benches with in-built storage sit in front of rendered blockwork planters.
A new back garden wall and gate completed the design.
What our clients say
An amazing job transforming our garden, Dave and his team worked extremely hard especially with the horrendous winter weather they were against! I was constantly kept up to date with the progress of the work, they were very prompt, professional and friendly.
Its lovely how the images you designed have now come to life……The whole experience with you and your team has been lovely…….You have all worked so hard especially during this awful weather, but we can honestly say it’s paid off.
Thank you David and team for giving us our view back and saving the roof of the garage which was being damaged by the brambles. Great job!
Tellus did a fantastic job, delivering a major project here in Peter Tavy, to a high standard, on time and on budget. The job included substantial groundworks, sleeper retaining walls and slate paving.
We initially hired Tellus Landscaping to prepare and seed our new lawn, but after another contractor failed in carrying out their work we extended their scope to include circa 80m2 of slate paving. Throughout all the work we have always had full confidence with David and his team. The finished product is fantastic and we know the work has been done properly. Thanks for being flexible and always professional, it has been a pleasure to work with them. I would highly recommend them to anyone for landscaping work.
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