Garden Planting

Water Gems Edinburgh landscaper


Heath Urquhart
0131 317 8585

Soft Landscaping

Garden planting, or soft landscaping as it’s sometimes called, is at the heart of every successful garden. Whether for a minimalist, contemporary design or an English country garden, plants complete a project in the same way that soft furnishings complete a house. We work with garden designers to supply and plant up their designs but we also create planting designs ourselves. To provide a fully bespoke service, we work closely with the client to help them select the best plants for their location, soil type, and preference. We then carry out further work to ensure the soil is well prepared and ready to sustain plants as they grow.

Irrigation, mulching and tree staking

We install irrigation systems, particularly where larger, more expensive shrubs and trees have been planted. We supply and install a range of mulches. And we can do underground staking of trees where tree stakes will spoil the appearance of a newly planted garden.


We are also increasingly working with wildlife turf and the creation of meadow-style plantings in gardens. As clients seek to nurture the wildlife in their gardens and also as a taste for more informal, natural looking gardens has developed, so we have researched and tested various options for introducing wildflowers into landscaped gardens.

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Water Gems build beautiful, sustainable gardens and provide a comprehensive service in all aspects of landscaping. We work with a number of highly creative garden designers and architects as well as offering our own in-house design and build service. We work on projects of all sizes and with all scales of budgets.