Soft Landscaping


Soft landscaping is the foundation of garden designs and is a key aspect of outdoor projects. With over 40 years’ experience in the industry, our landscape gardeners find the perfect solution for your space and requirements in Pulborough, Billingshurst, Horsham, Worthing, Brighton, Hove or Burgess Hill. Dominic and his team strive to create practical, attractive and lasting gardens and provide all soft landscape services to the highest standard.

No matter the size of your project, every customer receives the same close attention to detail and professional approach. Dominic works with you to fulfil your needs, ensuring we achieve ideal results.

As fully qualified horticulturalists and landscape gardeners, Dominic and Darren deliver expert advice and solutions to make the most of your garden. Our soft landscaping services include:

Garden Design
Planting Trees, Hedges, Shrubs & Flowers
Topsoils & Subsoils
Cultivating & Seeding
Garden Maintenance
Pond Works

For your garden, we supply only the highest quality plants and materials. We also make sure every garden has the right mix and heights of plants to provide effective depth and shape throughout the year. Combining soft and hard landscaping elements, we give you a stylish, functional space which will be the envy of your neighbourhood.

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Whether your whole lawn needs re-turfing, or just certain patches, we supply and lay turf to return your garden in Worthing, Horsham or Hove to its former glory. Our lawn services include:

Site Clearance
Soil Preparation
Laying & Edging
Watering & Cutting

To ensure we supply the most appropriate type of turf, Dominic will discuss your specific needs with you. As well as replacing existing lawns, we lay new turf where there has not previously been grass. This involves preparing and levelling the ground before turfing.


An important part of garden designs in Pulborough, Billingshurst, Horsham, Brighton, Hove, Burgess Hill and Sussex is choosing suitable plants for each space. The best options for your garden will depend on different factors, such as the conditions of your garden and the style you are hoping to achieve.

Alongside Dominic, our landscape gardeners have expert knowledge of native and foreign plants, meaning we’ll find the perfect greenery for your project. Whether you require privacy screening, soft edges to hard landscaping features, border hedges or decorative plants, we supply and plant all kinds of shrubs, hedges, trees and flowers.

Working with customers in Pulborough, Billingshurst, Horsham, Burgess Hill, Brighton and Hove, we make sure garden layouts and features meet expectations and requirements.

No matter your soft landscaping needs, Dominic Richards Landscaping & Design Ltd delivers versatile, cost-effective solutions to create your ideal garden. From seasonal flowers and new hedgerows to contract and one-off garden maintenance, we provide every service you could want.

Check out our Facebook page for examples of recent soft landscaping projects. You can also browse our garden design services here.

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Dom and his team were simply fantastic. We started off with Phase 1 being faced with a patch of mud in our new build at Bolnore Village and he prepared and laid a Brazilian Black Slate patio with a temporary grass lawn. Then Phase 2 was to complete our vision of raised beds with artificial lawn and a water feature with lights and a remote control. The final work was exactly how I imagined BRILLIANT. Can’t recommend Dom enough. Thank You.

Hard landscape, raised beds, and artificial grass
Customer in Haywards Heath

Our garden was a complete tip and Dominic designed and landscaped it to something which could feature in a magazine, it gorgeous and fitted our brief exactly. The team were professional, very tidy and always smiling which was lovely. The quality of the work was outstanding. Highly recommend.

Redesign Of garden
Customer In Pulborough

The project involved taking a sloping garden and creating something that was aesthetically pleasing but practical. We had some ideas, which Dom combined with his creative flair to create our ideal garden space using a beach theme. The computer visual provided was a useful starting point. The work involved a great deal of ground preparation and we are now left with a gorgeous space with an attractive patio/decking area bordered by stones, lollipop trees, artificial lawn, combined with a water feature and sensational lighting. I would recommend Dom and his team without hesitation: Fantastic!

Complete garden re-design
Customer in Newhaven

Dominic and his team were excellent throughout. Friendly and professional when dealing with estimates, punctual, tidy, polite, unobtrusive and generally pleasant to have around. Impressive, can-do work ethic and no fuss completion of what was agreed and added on. Delighted with the garden he’s created for us. Thanks again Dom!C

Level up sloped garden, lay patio, artificial grass, rework deck staircase, concrete base for bike shed
Customer in Brighton

Dominic originally came to look at our garden and advised us of the best way to get what we wanted. We have a small unusual shaped garden and Dominic was clear in telling us that there would be wastage with the artificial grass. Dominic was prompt in giving us a price, and arranged a start date that was suitable and quick for us. Darren and the team of employees that arrived were very friendly, efficient and precise. They were hardworking, quick to come up with solutions if problems occurred and kept us informed each step of the way. We love our new outdoor space and recommend highly!

Old garden ripped out, fencing replaced, decking replaced and artificial grass laid
Customer in Crawley

From the first meeting Dominic was helpful, friendly and gave me good advice. His team were all really lovely and polite and worked hard to make sure the garden I envisaged became a reality. The work came in under the estimate and although Dominic could have charged me as quoted, he did not. That is a real credit to his honesty and integrity. I had a vast amount of patio laid and it could easily have been very bland but the careful choices of grout, fencing, mixed size slabs, pebbles, brickwork and sensitive planting lifts it to a fresh and contemporary outdoor space. It is perfect for us!

Complete garden overhaul and hard landscaping
Customer in Brighton

Excellent job, all the staff were courteous, reliable, professional ,friendly and all the things as a client I look for in people. I would defiantly use them again and would recommend then 100%.

New patio and gravel drive
Customer in Horsham

Dom and his team did an amazing job with our garden. Removed a pond, fitted a sunken trampoline, new fencing, new benches, new turf, planting, repointed patio, added raised veg beds, cut hedges. They have truly transformed our garden! Dom instantly understood what we wanted and delivered it all to such a high standard, I’d have no hesitation in recommending him whatsoever. 10 out of 10 all round!

Removing pond and fitting a sunken trampoline, garden landscaping and new veg bed
Customer in Hassocks

Dominic and the guys demolished the old timber decking, provided temporary access, obtained, a structural design for the new decking and proceeded with the build to completion. All materials were delivered on time and various trades were employed and managed without issue. We are delighted with the end product and love the aesthetics of the revised/enhanced deck.

Elevated decking project
Customer in Worthing

The standard of Dominic’s work is excellent and we’re really pleased with the finished job. More than this, it was a pleasure to have him complete the work – tidy, reliable and friendly. I have recommended him to my friends and would certainly use him again if/when I move house and need more garden work completed.

Garden decking, fencing and sleeper bench
Customer in Brighton
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