Great garden design can ensure that you do not just have a pretty garden for one or two months of the year. Many people have some plant knowledge and know what they like to see in their garden at certain times of the year, whether this be vibrant spring bulbs, reliable perennials or standard evergreens. But how many times have you bought a plant only to find that it did not come back the following year as expected or it did not survive when planted out in the garden. A garden designer’s job is not only to map out the landscape of the design for your garden but to ensure that all planting is suitable for the conditions. ‘Right plant, right place’ is a common mantra in garden design and you can save a lot of money year on year by choosing the right plant combinations and positions. I can help you to achieve this through one of my Planting Plan options – see Services for more information.
Another real benefit in engaging a garden designer is that I can maximise the space you have within your plot, advise you of the best materials to use for hard landscaping to create your desired layout and ensure that the work is completed by professional landscapers, decking specialists, electricians etc and I will project manage the entire process if this is what you require. Please see Services – Full Design Options.
One very important reason to consider engaging a garden designer (and the one that a lot of people do not even consider) is the potential value it can add to your home should you choose to sell. People think of installing a new kitchen, bathroom or conservatory into their home as a major investment but don’t particularly think the same of a well-designed garden. But they should do. Research has shown that a well-designed garden can increase your property price by 12-15% of its original value. Gardens are increasingly considered as an additional ‘room’ yet quite often they are many times larger than the rooms within the actual house. From a personal perspective I actually bought the house in which I currently reside because of the beautifully terraced garden and the potential I felt it had. Gardens really can sell houses!