You know when you drive past that house on the way to and from work every day, the one with the stunningly presented front garden with a beautiful rockery, amazing lawn and flower displays and a superbly paved drive? And every time you look on with envy and think: “how did they do that”? We all do it, as there’s always someone in the neighbourhood with simply wonderful garden. So how did they do it?
Well, it’s very unlikely they created it themselves so you can rest assured they enlisted the help of a local landscape designers outfit, a professional company who can help with everything to do with the garden and how you want it to look. Whether you want a small garden given a complete makeover or you have a more expansive area that needs attention the answer is still the same: for the very best results get a landscape designer to have a look at your land and see what they can do. Here’s how it works.
How to Begin
The first step is to find a landscape designer in your local area, and it should be one that already has a reputation for quality service and excellent results. A local service provider will be able to show you examples of their work nearby and will be more than happy to work with a local address as they are more likely to be referred this way. Talk to them about your ideas and invite them to come and look at the area you want landscaping.
Whether you just want a simple area of the garden made-over or you have a major project in mind they will be able to take measurements and show you their ideas, and you can work together to achieve the design and result that you are looking for. A landscape designer will be able to incorporate all areas of the garden, paths, drive and more into the design and if you have a requirement for special features – a pond, perhaps, or other water feature – they will also be able to help.
Getting a Quote
It is strongly recommended you get more than one local landscape company to have a look at your garden, as you may find that prices differ greatly between service providers. Also, some may be specialists in particular areas – the drive, perhaps, or features and rockeries – so talk to the specialists if you have unusual requirements or ideas.
Get quotes from two or three local landscape design companies and don’t automatically go for the cheapest – although it’s possible it will be the one you prefer! Talk to the company you feel most comfortable with and see what the best price they can offer is compared to rival quotes. They’ll be happy to give you a final price as local business is important to them.
A beautifully landscaped area is not just wonderful to look at but will also add value to your home, so start talking to the local professionals right now.