You’re not sure you need a garden designer? Think again…

Five simple reasons to appoint a garden designer

Autumn is beginning to exhale its chilly breath and you might be shutting the curtains on your garden for another summer, but don’t turn a blind eye to the state of it.   If you are fed up with the way it looks and determined to finally do something about it, now really is the time to start planning.

Your garden is probably the biggest room that you own, yet it may be the one that you have paid least attention to so far…and you could be devaluing your home in the process. According to the Daily Telegraph and, a properly designed and well maintained garden can add up to 20% to the value of your house.

If you are daunted by the whole prospect, then it’s time to call in the professionals. In the same way that you wouldn’t build an extension without appointing an architect, you shouldn’t rebuild your garden with appointing a garden designer. But why?

  1. You will get a garden that you will love
    Put quite simply, a garden designer will help you get the very best out of your garden. They will talk to you about what you like, how you live your life and how you want to use the garden, and will advise on how to get the maximum use out of the space that you have. After they have a good idea of what you want, what your proposed budget is and have been able to assess the conditions that exist in the garden (water table, slopes, soil type, movement of the sun etc), then they will create a concept plan for the garden. This is an initial plan for the garden, a discussion document if you like, for you to say what you like and maybe what you are not so sure about. A full garden design follows this – and this is where your garden really comes to life. You can see in 3D exactly how it will look before you begin the expensive process of building it.
  2. A good garden designer will come up with solutions and ideas you would never have thought of yourself
    In thinking about your garden, you have probably done your research and collated pictures of things you like, maybe even created a Pinterest board, but how do you know if they will work in your garden? And what about the things that just don’t even occur to you, but would to a professional with a designer’s eye? A garden designer, with all their experience and expertise, should blow your socks off with their ideas for the space that you have – and will find a creative solution to all the problems your garden presents.
  3. Your garden and house will complement each other
    One of the most important aspects of garden design is that it should have coherence throughout…coherence throughout the garden and with your house. Depending on size, the garden may comprise several different areas and styles, but linked, flowing and unified. A designer would also pick up on details in your house or your décor and reflect them in the garden, so ensure that house and garden make complete sense.
  4. You will save money and lower your stress levels
    From the requirements of local planning regulations to advising on the impact of any proposed changes on neighbours, a garden designer can lighten your stress levels and even lessen the impact on your wallet. A garden designer will be able, for example, to tell you what size furniture you need for the space that you have, and so help you avoid costly mistakes.
  5. Right plants, right place
    We all succumb to the seductive prospect of impulse buying and live to regret it…that plant that looked lovely in the garden centre on a sunny day but failed to thrive in your shady borders or died in the patio container. A garden designer will present you with a plan for your garden, plants that will look good in the space that you have and provide all year round interest. Garden centres are fun, but are comparatively expensive and won’t necessarily give you the look that you want.So, before you shut the sight of your garden out for the winter, give us a call and we can help you have the stunning outdoor room to use and enjoy by next summer.



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