the edwards gardenContemporary Garden, London
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Protect what lies beneathSoil is not something dead, but a living, breathing ecosystem with a complex structure. When changing levels, carry out the work in dry weather and try to keep traffic over the soil to a minimum. Remove the surface layer – the topsoil – and store it carefully, then reshape the subsoil. Once the desired levels are achieved and any compaction remedied, replace the topsoil. Also avoid tree roots, which are vital to a tree’s survival. Don’t damage or remove roots and also don’t change the level of the soil around a tree, as this could kill it.How have you incorporated different levels into your garden? Share your tips in the Comments below.
Make sure you clickAs with all design projects, it’s important you’re on the same wavelength as the person you’re working with. Your relationship with your garden designer should grow and blossom as your project does. ‘Working with your designer should be a two-way process,’ says Dru Allan of DESIGNSCAPE UK. ‘Your designer needs to be perceptive and they should be asking a lot of questions. If they’re not asking questions, they’re not collecting the information they need.’