The garden of your dreams might seem far away, especially when you realize the amount of work that it can require. But by breaking that process down into smaller steps, you can streamline the process and make it far less painful.
Fortunately, a good landscaper will handle the vast majority of the work, both mentally and physically, giving you expert advice on what will make your garden work.
Don’t be afraid to reach out to us and start discussing the garden of your dreams.
Figure Out a Rough Idea of What You Want
The first step should always be to figure out a rough idea of what you want to create, your idea doesn’t need to be perfect, but it needs to be better than wanting “a nicer garden” for yourself. This will help you to perform more efficient research and to explain your ideas to a landscaper.
Walk around your current garden and get an idea of the dimensions, the possibilities and what you would like to do with your space. It’s important that you can figure out how space should integrate seamlessly into your home and only you can know that because it has to be your dream garden, not ours.
Research Examples of Landscapes
Once you have a rough idea of the type of garden that you would like it’s much easier to do useful research. Start searching the internet and looking at examples of gardens that utilize the style that you love in a similar sized garden.
It’s essential that you primarily look at similarly-sized gardens because it’s impossible to force large design elements into a smaller garden and for it to still look balanced.
Pinterest is an excellent place for finding garden inspiration but don’t be afraid to hop on Google and start searching. There are hundreds of thousands of garden photos out there, and one might trigger something inside your brain, giving you a better idea of what you want.
Calculate a Budget That You Can Afford
Sticking to a budget is incredibly important. Even if this is your dream garden you don’t want to stretch yourself financially to achieve it, you want to figure out a budget that you can realistically afford without feeling uncomfortable.
Don’t worry about having too small of a budget; you need to be honest with yourself (and your family) about what you can afford.
Once you have calculated a budget you should stick to it, don’t be tempted to waiver and increase your budget by a few percent here and there. This will only escalate and cause you to end up way over your original estimate.
Research Local Landscapers
Now that you have a better idea of the garden that you want to create and the amount of money that you can afford to spend you need to find a company that is right for you. Make sure to research landscapers deeply, looking at reviews on multiple websites and cross-referencing them.
If you have the time, it can be wise to find out who their previous clients were and to visit these people, asking politely about their experience and if you can see their garden. This will give you a lot more information which you can use to decide between different landscapers.
Get a Consultation
Finally, once you have narrowed down your list of potential options, you should reach out and arrange a consultation so that you can talk to a professional.
Consultations are incredibly important ; they give you the opportunity to talk to our experts and confirm the viability of your plans within your predefined budget. Our team will very quickly be able to tell you whether your goals are possible for the amount of money that you have decided you want to spend.
Not only that, but that can look at what you’re trying to achieve, within the space that you have, and give you expert advice on how you can twist and change your design to improve it.