Our garden designer and landscaper Nicky Patterson of Glasgow firm GardenImprovements.com taking part in the organisation and construction of the ITV This Morning’s secret garden makeover project in Glasgow Video Rating: 5 / 5
This is the second part of my article in which I provide information for those who are intending to hire a garden designer in London. In this article I will provide information for what is entailed when hiring a London garden designers and further information on ascertaining whether or not the London garden designer is the right one for the work which you need to be undertaken in your own garden.
Once you have identified and agreed to work with a particular London garden designer, then there will several more steps in the process before the work can actually be undertaken. The garden designer will request to come to your home and assess your garden and the work which is required to be undertaken. Again, I cannot stress this enough, a reputable garden designer will not charge you for this consultation as they should be confident in their selves and their ability to provide with an excellent service. This process is usually followed by the designer coming to your garden and measuring the garden and providing you with a detailed plan of the work which will be conducted. If you are able to assist in this process and contribute your own ideas to the design then this is an excellent indication for the designer of the work required and also allows them to gain a greater understanding of your specific tastes. During this process, it should also be possible for the garden designer to provide you with a rough estimates of costs, this is also excellent as it also allows you to indicate any changes or to scale the design down a little if you feel the proposed design is a little too expensive. This will not be a problem at all for any garden designer and they will be delighted for your input into the design and implementation process. It is possible to simply pay the garden designer for the design and contact and her external contractors but it really is most effective if you work with the actual designer themselves to ensure total satisfaction. You should speak with the designer in detail about this process to ensure that everything is clear and you can be delighted with your new garden. In order to achieve a truly beautiful garden, the process is never cheap but you really have to see this as a lifetime investment. The garden designer will always make recommendations on where you can save money, such as purchasing cheaper materials but this really is an investment which will guarantee you a lifetime of happiness.
This is a basic introduction for those who are intending to hire a garden designer in London and certain issues which you should be aware of when you intend to hire someone. If you are a resident of London then you will be more than aware of the hectic lifestyle and the stresses that this then entails. Of course, living in London is filled with many positives and the individual is able to take advantage of living in one of the most fascinating and culturally rich cities in the World. There are numerous attractions on offer that will ensure that you are never bored and there is always a new show, exhibition or bar to attend, allowing you to live a rich and stimulating life. However, having such a hectic lifestyle can pose many challenges and does not allow time for the home owner to invest time in their home and in particular your garden.
If you are a resident of London then you know that if your home includes a garden then you are extremely lucky and you should do your utmost to take advantage of this and enjoy the benefits of having your own private area to relax and unwind in. Of course, when you are living life at such a fast pace it can be more than difficult to find the time to pay attention to your garden and give yourself the maximum enjoyment from it, especially after a hard day at the office. This is where the home owner really should consider hiring a garden designer to ensure maximum enjoyment and benefit from their garden, after all, if you are one of the lucky residents in London to have a garden you should really take advantage of this and show it off to your friends and neighbours.
When you have decided to begin your quest to hire a London garden designer, the ideal way to begin your quest to find a reputable garden designer is to speak to friends and family to see whether or not they are able to recommend a reputable garden designer in London to you. It cannot be stated enough that a personal recommendation really is the best way to ascertain whether or not the garden designer really is the one for you. It is also a good idea to visit this persons garden so that you can see first hand whether or this is the sort of style of garden which you desire.
Garden designers offer a variety of services ranging from basic advice through to full design and build services. The consultation will usually begin with the garden designer visiting your garden to get a better idea of the work which is required and to show you their portfolio of previous work so that you can gain a better idea of their skills and services. It is highly important to gauge early on whether or not they will offer this consultation free of charge, you should be extremely wary of any London garden designer who intends to charge you for this consultation as this really should be something they are willing to offer you free of charge.
In the next part in my introduction to hiring a London garden designer I will be providing further details of the design and implementation process and further things to consider when seeking to hire a garden designer.