As well as enhancing your lifestyle, a well designed garden can add 5-15% to the value of your property. We consider this aspect through our designs, in order to create a space that improves your quality of life whilst also adding investment back into your home. As plans are drawn to scale on paper first, you will have a well thought through scheme incorporating the planting and a clear idea of what the finished garden will look like. This saves you from settling for inferior layout. You will also have the peace of mind of working with a coherent team of skilled professionals.
What sort of timeline does garden design take?
As each garden is completely unique and each design is bespoke, the timeframe that design and landscaping takes varies from project to project. A re-design can take around 2 months and then bringing in skilled landscapers to carry out your garden build can take around 3-6 months. Planting is generally carried out in spring or autumn, when plants are likely to get better established.
Do I have to get my garden landscaped straight after the design phase?
You don’t have to implement your design plans right away and your garden build can be implemented in a number of phases depending on your budget and family circumstances.
Do I need to have any existing knowledge of horticulture/plant care?
No, you don’t require any existing plant care or experience. I can provide full care guidelines on how to care for your newly planted borders. If you need additional help for maintenance, I may be able to recommend a local gardener that can carry out your management plan, ensuring the garden’s evolution for years to come.
What are the costs of designing a garden?
Fees are usually around 8-15% of the cost of landscaping the garden. Your garden can be developed in phases to accommodate budget and changes in circumstances.
I want to ensure my garden is eco-friendly and gentle to the environment. Can you design using materials that reflect this?
I can use locally sourced stone and timber and incorporate rainwater harvesting and permeable surfaces that will absorb excess rainfall that contributes to localised flooding. I will also design natural planting schemes that encourage wildlife into the garden. I will select plants that do not require endless watering and are not dependent on the use of fertilisers, herbicides and pesticides