There is nothing worse than an overgrown garden, or one that looks plain and has no inspiration behind the design. For some reason, a lot of people seem to overlook their garden. They don’t give it as much attention as the rest of the house. Perhaps this is because you only get to sit in your garden for a quarter of the year?

Nevertheless, this certainly does not mean you shouldn’t have a beautiful garden design. What you need to remember is the fact that this is likely to be one of the first things people see when they pass by or enter your house. It is part of your property’s exterior and so it has the potential to be on show to everyone. Don’t you want people to have a good impression of your home?

If you think your garden is looking a bit dreary and uninspired then you need to seek the help of landscape gardeners. This is the only way to truly benefit from a five star garden space. After all, there is a lot more to a garden then merely planting a few flowers.

Below, we are going to take a look at what you can expect from a landscaper, as well as providing some advice on finding the best one.

What will a landscape gardener do?

They will assess your outside space. They will then use their expert knowledge to come up with ideas that will look great for your garden specifically – depending on the size of it, the shape of it and the surroundings. After all, every garden is different, and thus whilst raised decking for example may look great in one garden it may look terrible in another. This is why you need the advice of professionals. They can also assist with any problems you are experiencing, for example, they will have connections in everything from pest control, ensuring you have a garden that thrives for years and years to come.

Quite often people look in books and they see a garden design they like and they try and emulate it in their own. They then end up disappointed that it does not look the same. However, unless your garden size and shape is the exact same as the picture, then this is to be expected. A landscaper will be able to save you all of this hassle as they will be able to tell you whether something will look good or not before the gardening process begins.

In addition to this, landscape gardeners are evidently trained and experienced. They will have all of the skills needed to provide you with the gardens of your dreams. They may even provide you with ideas you never thought of yourself. After all, it is their job to have a creative flair. They may suggest a beautiful relaxing patio area, they may suggest cornering a section of for a vegetable patch, they may suggest having a rustic and traditional fence constructed – the ideas they have are endless.

And let’s not ignore the fact that all of these ideas then have even more options underneath them. Say you are going to build a wall in your garden so to create a flower bed. You can have this wall straight or curved. It can be built out of timber, stone, concrete or brick. You can ask for various stains or paints. The choices are endless yet they are all possible if you choose a professional landscaper.

Questions to ask when hiring a landscaper

Are you now thinking about searching for the best landscaper for your home or business? If so, there are numerous questions you need to ask beforehand, not only to ensure the landscaper has the right credentials and experience, but to also make certain that their service is right for your particular needs. Read on to discover more.

  • The first thing you should always ask, whether hiring a landscaper or taking advantage of gardening services, is whether the individual is fully insured. The landscaper may be using machines on your property, as well as moving trees and heavy plants, and so this is important.
  • The next question you need to ask is whether the landscaper is going to stay on your project until it is complete. Not all landscapers will, and, therefore, you should not simply assume that they are going to be there until the end. Make sure you are fully aware of what is involved in the service before agreeing to move forward.
  • You should also ask about the landscaper’s experience. How long have they been in business? No doubt, you will want someone with years of practise in his or her locker. After all, you don’t want your garden to be somewhat of a trial run.
  • Do they offer a guarantee? Nowadays, a lot of landscapers do not offer a quality guarantee, and this is risky for the consumer. Make sure you find someone who does.

If your garden needs an injection of excitement, style and creativity then you need to seek the help of the reputable landscape gardeners to transform it into an area of beauty. Use the questions that have presented in this blog post as a good basis for finding the right landscaper for you. After all, there are so many people providing this service today, and so you will want to make sure you choose someone experienced and reputable.

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I'm Stacey, in my (very) early 30's, from a small village in North Lincolnshire. I'm a stay at home mum to two boys and a mental dog. You'll find me blogging mainly about food & lifestyle with a bit of random thrown in.

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  1. If you do not have time or patience it is best to hire a professional.
    I prefer to do on my own, I really enjoy gardening.
    Thanks for sharing!

  2. What’s the difference between a gardener and a landscaper?

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