Landscape Gardening – Reasons For Hiring A Professional Landscaper

Most people will agree gardening is something you either love or hate, you are either green fingered or your not, for those who aren’t at all green fingered or maybe have little to no interest in gardening it can be seen as a real chore, something that needs to be done to make your garden look presentable, as opposed to something you have a real passion for and something that gives you pleasure.

However given the option wouldn’t everyone love to have a beautifully landscaped garden? I think it’s safe to say that presented with that question then the answer from most people would be a resounding yes, it has to be, it’s a no brainer really!

Unfortunately for many people they don’t have the time, knowledge (and a lot of knowledge is required if you want to see results year upon year, with minimal upkeep on your part) or vision to allow them to personally create this, meaning they “make do” rather than really enjoying what could essentially be an additional beautiful living space.

If this sounds like you, then why not take all the hard work and guesswork out of the equation and hire a Professional Landscape Gardener.

A Professional Landscaper can take your dream/vision and turn it into a reality, giving you a beautiful, picturesque garden that you and your family can enjoy for years to come.

If you have never really had a well manicured/landscaped garden before it may be difficult to see it as additional living space, but just think of all the outdoor entertaining you could do, all the BBQ’s, parties, eating alfresco, or just relaxing and unwinding at the end of a long day and very quickly you can begin to see the benefits.

You maybe thinking that your garden isn’t big enough to do all the above, and of course not everyone is lucky enough to have a large garden, but even a modest garden can benefit greatly from landscaping, at the end of the day it’s all about making the best of the space you have,

And of course it goes without saying that a well landscaped garden can add value to your property (a great plus if you are looking to sell) but why wait until you are thinking of selling, when you can reap the benefits all for yourself.

Even if you can’t envisage the end result yourself, don’t let that deter you, a Professional Landscaper will be able to guide you step by step and give you a number of different ideas and options.

Many also offer additional services such as decking, fencing, block paving, walls and retaining walls, patios etc.

Summary: Why just “made do” when you can have the garden you always dreamed of!

How To Carry Out Landscape Gardening Successfully

A garden is the first thing that attracts the eye of a visitor when they visit your home. A garden defines who you are in terms of being presentable and your level of neatness and that of your home. Neat and lovely landscape gardening turns even a dull and lifeless home into a bright and lovely paradise.

When starting a garden you should first understand what kind of a garden you need and where you are going to put it and materials necessary to start that specific garden. Any material or container may do but some materials are much easier to work with than others are. When you decide to use a container, it is advisable to use one that is compatible with the plant you want to use in your garden. When you have the right container, landscape gardening becomes effective and enjoyable.

The type of plant you want to plant will determine the location of your container. The advantage of container landscape gardening is you can put the pot wherever you think has the best condition for the plant. To get healthy flowers or vegetables, you must maintain the right level of nutrients. Crop rotation is advised as different crops use different nutrient levels. This helps in maintaining optimum soil conditions and nutrients. When choosing soil for your pot, garden soil should be avoided. Gardening experts advise that garden soil is usually heavy and may affect the roots of a plant when a pot is used.

When starting a vegetable garden you should find a good location for your garden. You should consider the size of your garden. It is best to start small then increase the size with time to accommodate more plants. The location you chose to carry out your gardening should allow plenty of sunlight, have good soil and be near a watering system.

You should also decide on what plants or vegetables to grow depending on tastes and preference of what you enjoy. You should consider crops that are supported by the soil type and the right weather conditions in your area. When you carry out landscape gardening, put the taller plants in the back and the shorter ones in front for easy access to light. Surround your garden with a fence to prevent pests from invading the garden and destroying the plants. You can use raised beds, as they tend to have better internal drainage that leads to good root health.

To have a good and presentable garden it is important to first till the soil to loosen it up to create a lovely garden. Use of insecticide, both organic and chemical to fight insects and certain diseases that are destructive to the plants in the garden is highly recommended. However, care should be taken to read and follow directions when using insecticides to avoid poisoning the plants and soil. Weeding should also be done from time to time because weeds compete for nutrients with your plants thus they can affect the general health of your plants.

Professional Landscape Gardeners – How To Choose A Good One

How to choose your landscape gardeners for landscaping, garden design and to build projects

When you employ a professional landscape gardener to design and build your garden you get real peace of mind knowing that the elements of your garden will grow and develop where they need to. They will last and age with grace where they should.

  1. Experience – Every garden is unique so it is very important to choose a landscaper who has the confidence and experience to deal with whatever they might find in your garden. Your landscaping team need to be able to interpret your ideas and turn them into reality in your garden.
  2. Communication – For this to work effectively communication is absolutely key, so make sure you get involved with the team right from the start. Let them know how you feel about what they are proposing.
  3. Specialist or general – Some landscape gardeners cover a variety of services including turf laying, fencing, decking, patio laying and planting. Others however only specialise in one area.
  4. Case studies – ask to see examples of their work. Landscape gardeners are proud of their work and they will probably have loads of photos or even a video for you to look at. You can check the quality of their work and see if you like what it is they do.
  5. Testimonials – unless they’ve been recommended to you ask them for testimonials from some of their past customers.
  6. Quote – Make sure the garden landscaper puts their quote in writing on official headed paper showing a postal address and full contact details.

A garden that WORKS

It’s not just about having a lush green lawn, a nicely paved sitting area and a water feature bubbling away in the background. It’s the interaction between the different elements of your garden, the way it compliments your home and the surrounding features.

Something happening all year!

With a properly designed garden something different is always happening with the planting arrangements The contrast of shapes and colours harmonise with and complement each other. The contrast of shapes and textures give a lasting, year round structure to your garden.

Add a new dimension

Imagine the effects of carefully considered and installed lighting. It extends the time you can spend enjoying your garden and opens up a new vista in the evenings, so that you won’t want to close the curtains to keep out the night.

The time and effort spent choosing the right garden landscaping company will ensure your garden project runs to plan, is on schedule, not overpriced and the end result is the garden you’ve always wanted.