Landscaping in Newcastle and the North East

First impressions count and when a guest or customer sees your property for the first time, the curb appeal and the care of the landscaping are the first indicators of how well the property has been cared for.

The number one thing that people see when looking at landscaping is a manicured design, plant size/maturity and the diversity of plant life within the landscaping design.

If you are living in Newcastle and the North East and are wondering about a new landscaping design outside your property, office block or shop etc. We have put together a guide to give you some guidance when making decisions about what to do.

Domestic And Commercial Landscaping In Newcastle

When choosing a commercial and domestic landscaper in Newcastle, look for a firm that communicates well with you. They should contact you via voice or email on a regular basis and let you know what needs to be done, what has been done and how long it might take. They should be proactive about potential landscape opportunities and problems.

Choose a landscaper whose invoices are clear and transparent. You need to know where your money is going. You want someone with experience. Ask for references and locations where you can look at their work.

Why not visit and check out our domestic and commercial landscaping services or get in touch and speak to one our experienced team members.

Our Landscaping Services

Landscaping and designing in the North East since 1996. We at R&T Landscapes Ltd are experienced and professional Landscapers with unbeatable workmanship and a real can-do attitude. With experience in hard and soft landscaping in both the commercial and private sector R&T Landscapes has become the go to landscape gardening company for bringing gardens to life.

Our landscape design focuses on integrating the planning of your garden design and the plants within it making sure everything has a place and adds something positive to the overall look and feel of your garden space.

Patios and Paving

Selecting the most suitable paving for your patio is very important as it represents a long-term investment in your property, we’ve helped many homeowners improve their outdoor space with a range of designs and colour combinations. You can also select from a range of custom features such as circles, solider courses or other details that will ensure your patio paving is truly unique.


R&T Landscapes team of specialists offer a fantastic and vast range of woods and timbers to make bespoke decking for all taste’s and budgets. With our team of professional landscapers, we build decking areas that not only look fantastic but have longevity and add value to your home. Not only will it transform your outside space, but our landscaper’s expertise can help you make usable outside living area to compliment your home.

Artificial Grass

Artificial lawn is a surface of synthetic fibres made to look like natural grass. The main reason more homeowners across the North East are opting for our artificial grass is simply due to the low to no maintenance and a cleaned uniformed finish to your lawn. Artificial grass is durable and can stand up to heavy use.  Our artificial lawn is a great alternative to real grass, allowing you to enjoy summer days as well as making mowing, watering and weeding things of the past – giving you the perfect lawn all year round.

Bespoke Landscaping

Bespoke landscaping adds interest to your outdoor space. Unusual garden borders, original planters, whimsical flower beds, artworks, and garden stands beautifully accentuate garden designs and surprise viewers with unexpected details.

The beauty of landscaping, and being a landscaper, is that it allows you to be as creative as you like. With the right knowledge, you are suddenly able to completely re-design and renovate your home, perfecting the image in your mind’s eye.

Some of our favourite ideas to make a bespoke landscaping design include:

Vertical plant walls

A trend that has taken the gardening and landscaping world by storm is the concept of vertical plant walls. Different coloured pots mounted on a fence or wall will give your garden the colour it needs and give it a unique appearance.

This works really well for gardens with limited space and access to sunlight. Most of these can be small plants or succulents which don’t require much attention. Making it hassle free.

Walkways and Bridges

For those with a lot of space to spare in their garden, create a masterpiece that is sure to make a lasting impression on those who visit such as an intricate walkway or a small bridge. Small bridges with a small pond under make for a very Asian inspired garden and walkways inspired by the French gardens will be eye-catching additions.

Recycle old pieces

If you have some unusual items in your home, how about recycling them into some incredible planters? In some cases, it’s just a case of filling them with some soil and adding some colourful plants into them to make them stand out.

Commercial Landscaping

Commercial landscaping services entails a lot more than you may expect. It’s not just a bit of weeding and mowing the lawn. They can proactively see what needs to be done to your business workplace to get it looking its best. Here are a few ways how:

  • Commercial landscapers can help plan and install a workplace frontage that is within your budget and still make it look inviting to the customer.
  • Your landscaper can provide monthly or seasonal maintenance services for weeding, mowing, trimming, pruning and plant replacement.
  • They can design spaces that reflect your business values, for example creating a low water native plant landscaping to represent an environmentally friendly business, or a homey garden for a block of apartments.
  • Landscapers can soften harsh architectural lines and angles by using the right plants in the best places. Plants bring balance to an overly harsh looking landscape by using a mix of grass, shrubs and more to turn a boring area into paradise.

The benefits of having commercial landscaping

There are many benefits to investing in your commercial landscape as an unattractive landscape can give your customers a bad impression turning away potential business. Studies show that a nicely maintained landscape is:

  • Pleasing to look at
  • Improves worker productivity
  • Attracts new clients

If you invest in your commercial landscaping, you can use this opportunity to reflect your ecological values to your clients. Install native and site appropriate plants, water gardens and sustainable hardscape materials and let your clients know you are doing so. Put up a sign that advertises your earth-friendly practices.

Garden Landscaping

Like commercial landscaping, garden landscaping involves design, planning and maintenance, but gardening usually involves only the plants in a space.

Landscape designers and gardeners can sketch a design for a garden and determine a plant list, but only the gardeners will plant, weed, cultivate, replace and harvest the plants.

Gardening is an ongoing activity because gardens require maintenance throughout the year. Gardening also requires knowledge, from experience and education, of several natural processes, such as climates, plant physiology and water drainage.

Landscaping Construction

Landscape Construction services generally fall into two broad categories: hardscapes and softscapes. They are generally seen as permanent to semi-permanent installations and should be considered an investment into your property.

Within a landscape, materials such as wood fencing, stone, pavers, and sometimes, plastics, are referred to as hardscapes; hardscape services include stonework such as outdoor kitchens, fireplaces and many more.

Softscapes typically refer to services and installations involving plant and other organic materials. Softscape services include landscape architecture, tree planting and more.

Landscaping Maintenance

You must think realistically about how much you are willing to maintain your garden when designing it, you may think that plenty of grassy area and flower beds look great but if you are not the type of person to spend a lot of time in the garden then it will only fall to wreck and ruin within the first 18 months.

If you are someone who is very green fingered then you can go crazy with what you want to put in your garden regarding flowers, trees and shrubs. Make sure that you are honest with yourself about how much time you intend on spending in the garden.

Landscaping in Newcastle and the North East

If your living in Newcastle and the North East and you think it may be time to give your property a new look by updating your landscaping, you will be starting to consider who are the best landscaping companies in your area. This can be a difficult decision so here are a few things to look out for:

Regional Awards

Companies with regional awards show that they are most highly qualified, offer a quality service and the best products/installations in their area. This is why we recommend using a landscaping company with an award-winning service because you can trust that you are going to get the best outdoor space for your property and get a quality service in the process.


Testimonials are a great indication of how good a landscaping company really is, as you can see the feedback from previous customers they have worked for in the past. You can get an honest opinion about their service which can help you decide whether this is the type of business you want to work with. The more testimonials they have shown that the company has a lot of experience and either continuously gives great customer service or not.


Your often told that nothing counts more than experience when it comes to a trade, but experience can only get you so far. It’s the training that separates a professional landscaper from a tradesman. This is why we recommend looking for accreditations.

A landscaping company that has been accredited shows the customer that their team will follow a code of professional standards and are qualified to complete the job in a safe manner. If the customer is unhappy with the service, they have a third party to complain to about the team member and company he works for.

R&T Landscapes

Landscaping and designing in the North East since 1996. We at R&T Landscapes Ltd are experienced and professional Landscapers with unbeatable workmanship and a real can-do attitude. With experience in hard and soft landscaping in both the commercial and private sector R&T Landscapes has become the go to landscape gardening company for bringing gardens to life.

If you’re in the North East and looking for landscaping your garden, contact us today to discover what makes us the go to Newcastle landscaping company.