Sunday, 16 June, 2024

Landscape Gardening

Figures from the bushes in different shapes, park

A well maintained, attractive garden is well known to add value to a property so it goes without saying that landscaping your garden will have a similar effect. Although there are some very skilled gardeners out there, usually landscaping would be the area where specialist contractors step in.

Hopefully bringing there years of experience to your garden project but all the expensive equipment and machinery that is required to do the job, along with their inevitable discounts at gardening retailers. You have a dream of what you would like your landscaped garden to look like, what features would you like to see in it?

Ponds, fountains and streams are just some of the popular requests from people desiring some kind of water feature or water landscaping in their garden. Specialist machinery or some really energetic shovel workers will clearly be needed for this process, so its an area best left to landscaping professionals.

Gates, trellises and arches are also amongst some of the more popular features in a well landscaped garden. Even fencing may be found under this category. Design is important to make your garden look balanced and beautiful.

Why not discuss your own design ideas with a landscaping professional to see just what is possible and perhaps discover what unseen potential your garden may have.

Every garden is different but especially here in the United Kingdom, usually the predominant colour is green. Trees, shrubs and lawns for that matter form such a large part in British gardens and the planting and arranging of these trees and shrubs is yet another vital ingredient in the landscapers arsenal.

Some like to have patio areas or some block paving, perhaps pathways leading through the garden to a pond or water feature.

Amongst the decisions that need to be made are which trees and shrubs will suit your garden both aesthetically and in terms of ground suitability. Different kinds of soils are more conducive to certain types of plants and shrubs and the advice of your landscape gardener may be crucial to your gardens success.

It is probably wise to ask to see a landscapers current portfolio of work before hiring, as this will give you an idea of what they can do and their standards.

If you are struggling to express and share your own ideas with your gardener then often books and magazines can come to your rescue and the gardener will get a good idea of what you mean from things you point out.

Only when all your ideas have been presented, analysed and discussed with your landscaping company can you work out the costs involved and whether you need to scale back or if indeed you can do something more