The softer side of Construction - the right plants, the right place, the right people
Frosts experienced team of skilled operatives have worked on a large number of soft planting schemes from formal to informal, intensive to extensive, traditional to the unusual. With the benefit of Frosts 60 years of horticultural experience our clients can be sure they will get a first class scheme with quality plants that will thrive in the years to come.
We have over 25 years experience of handling semi-mature trees up to 1.1m girth. All trees are carefully selected and inspections carried out at the Nurseries before delivery is taken. Over the years we have also presented many CPDs to Landscape Architects to change the way tree pits are designed for future projects.
Many of our projects have been in the confines of town and city centres, which means we are used to working in very tight areas with restricted access. This has included craning trees through open roof access and removing windows onto internal courtyards to gain access, through which all other materials had to be manhandled.
We have worked as both Main Contractor and Subcontractor on projects ranging from Council regeneration projects, lottery funded public parks, hospitals, schools, private estates, shopping centres, universities, hotels, road, rail to Headquarters for organisations and new office developments.
Soft Landscaping Services
- Tree planting all sizes up to 1.1m girth
- Shrubs, perennials, herbaceous planting
- Wild flowers, seeding and bulbs
- Ground works
- River and Lake works
- Irrigation systems
- Design (Detail/Development)
Frosts are very particular in getting the right soil for each scheme and work closely with soil Scientists to achieve this. All topsoils and subsoils used meet British Standard specifications. For example on the Olympic Park we used four different grades of topsoils (high permeability, low nutrient, wetland and general purpose), which were developed to meet the stringent specifications.
The relationship we have with our network of materials, tree and plant stock suppliers means they know and understand what we expect in terms of quality for the schemes we work on, and like Frosts have a commitment to deliver a professional and reliable service.