LANDSCAPING SOLUTIONS DESIGN
Why our clients use the Landscaping Solutions design service.
Firstly, using a qualified designer is an investment.
Why? Well, a great looking garden will add value to your home. And if that garden is designed professionally, the figure will increase as the garden grows to look better and better year on year.
On top of that, a well designed garden is an investment in you and your family. Beautiful gardens bring families together in a single place to play, unwind and relax.
But beautiful gardens do not come about by chance; they are skilfully created by trained professionals. Our qualified designers thoughtfully apply a blend of technical know-how and creative flair to ensure that each garden is tailored to the exact requirements of the individual client. More often than not the client will be a number of individuals. Most families have more than one idea of what constitutes their dream garden. The kid’s are begging for a climbing frame, mum might like to raid the herb garden at weekends and dad wants a sunny spot to relax with the paper. Our designers make sure these disparate elements hang together as a satisfying whole and keep on giving through the seasons.
This is no easy feat and not one that should be taken too lightly. Even those with small gardens, once the hard landscaping materials, planting and labour costs have been factored in, should set a budget of at least £10,000. If the designer is insufficiently qualified, inexperienced or careless in laying out the concept, this could be money very poorly spent. Clearly, investing in a professional design is a wise move. To go in to such an undertaking blind is to court disaster. Apart from the heartache of discovering that your dream garden has become a nightmare, changes to a plan on paper are also so much quicker and easier to implement, not to mention a whole lot cheaper, than changes made during the construction stage.
Landscaping Solutions clients Mr. and Mrs. Leighton-Young of Hampton can testify to this;
We had our garden overhauled by a landscaper that had been recommended by a friend. He had done an excellent job in her garden and so we decided to have him do the same in ours. We discussed the plan briefly, agreed on a cost and the work began a fortnight later.
One month down the line and the couple were left feeling that they had wasted the best part of £20,000 on their garden. The problem was not that the landscaper lacked the necessary construction skills or had suddenly become incompetent since making such a good job of the friends garden, but that this time around he had not worked to a plan.
What I didn’t realise was that our friend had employed a garden designer to put together a plan prior to the contractor carrying out the construction. The biggest part of our disappointment with the finished garden lay with the fact that it looked unfinished. Few of our wishes for the garden had been realised and the planting was really poor. There were too many grey areas due to the lack of documentation.
We received a call from Mr. and Mrs. Leighton-Young, asking if we could sort out some of their problems. They didn’t have a clear idea of what they wanted from their garden. Rather, they had a collection of rough ideas lacking in any unity. What they did know was that they wanted the project to be clearly designed with their needs in mind, for the construction work to be supervised by the designers every step of the way and for the garden to be manageable going forward.
We sat down together and talked everything through.
The approach of the garden designer was instantly reassuring. We talked through our dreams and the physical and financial practicalities and came away with a renewed optimism that we could achieve our desired garden. The process was clear and uncluttered and it was nice to know that a single company would be overseeing the design, construction and ongoing care of the project.
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