How to Choose a Landscape Gardener

Landscape gardening is different from other types of gardening as it is for the enjoyment of everyone.

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How to Choose a Landscape Gardener


Landscape gardening is different from other types of gardening as it is for the enjoyment of everyone. The point is to beautify the land, which takes vision and forethought. This requires an understanding of how different plants react to the changing climate of the area as well as different land forms.

For example, different plants and flowers react differently to rocky soils, deep top toil, hills, and flat land. Choosing the right landscape gardener can make all the difference when it comes to appropriate landscaping. The right landscape gardener can make sure the newly designed landscape blends beautifully with its surroundings whilst remaining fresh and new at the same time.

What to look out for when choosing a Landscape Gardener

There are several characteristics to look for when choosing a landscape gardener. Educational background is one thing to take into consideration. It should not make or break a decision however. Looking at previous work is the best way to judge of how talented a gardener is.

Looking at pictures is fine, but pictures do not usually do justice to beautiful landscaping and design. The best way to start is by looking around and finding landscape designs that you love. Choose neighbourhoods that tend toward the style you desire.

Different areas in London can have unique architectural styles, so choosing a design that exemplifies your personal preference and fits its surroundings is a step in the right direction. Pick a few favourites in the way of landscaping and find out who the gardener was. Often there is a sign somewhere at the front that will note who did the landscaping, however, in lieu of this, just ask the owners of the property who they contracted.

Communicate with your Landscape Gardener

Next, speak with those who have had their landscaping done by the gardeners who created your favourite landscaping designs. Ask questions about reliability, time frames, and creativity. Some prefer a landscape gardener who simply follows instructions and offer no input. However, the majority of those needing a landscaper also need the professional and creative input they offer. Think about the answers you get and narrow your list down to two or three to contact.

There are so many things to consider, but by this point, you already know you like their work and that they are easy to work with. At this point, it is time to discuss what ideas they may have for your particular space and get some quotes. Tell them what you have in mind and listen to what they are thinking, and then determine which gardener’s ideas line up the best with what you envision for your garden.

About the Author

Julian SandellJulian is passionate about creating beautiful and functional outdoor spaces for clients to enjoy with family and friends and is actively involved with each project, from the initial consultation and design phase, through project management and construction to the final planting and landscape maintenance. From inspiration to installation, Julian and his team will guide you through the process, creating a garden that reflects you, your home and your lifestyle. Follow Julian on Facebook, Twitter and Google+!View all posts by Julian Sandell

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