Why should I use a professional garden designer?

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Why should I use a professional garden designer?

It doesn’t matter if your garden is large or small – every outside space will benefit from thought, ideas and preparation before embarking on any project. When designed and project managed correctly, a garden can become an extension of your home; an outside room in which to socialise, work and relax.

An experienced, professional garden designer can work with you to maximise your outside space and create a garden that is not only beautiful, but easy to maintain and in line with your family’s lifestyle.

Trying to decide on a garden design and planting scheme without the level of experience – or the support of a professional gardener – can result in a garden without a cohesive theme, with elements that are not meant to work together and plants that struggle to survive. All in all, a very time-consuming, costly and disappointing project that will never reach your expectations.

Do you really just want an ‘ok’ garden? Wouldn’t you prefer a beautiful garden that comfortably incorporates all the elements you and your family want? Lawned space, a patio for those barbecues and alfresco dining, colourful shrubs and flowers, trees and foliage for privacy, a garden shed for storage, a pond… what do you want in your garden?

By working with a professional garden designer, you can make the right decisions about what can and should be added to your design and the type of trees and plants that will thrive in your garden. An experienced gardener has the necessary skills and experience in both the technical and artistic elements of garden design. They will be able to solve problems in a creative manner, balancing a customer’s expectations and aspirations with the possibilities and limitations of the space available.

Will the cost be worth it?

In a word, yes! Just as you would expect from any part of your property, spending money on your garden is an investment. Not only will you end up with a beautiful, functional and practical garden that you can enjoy for years to come, but if you were to decide to sell your home, a well-designed and maintained garden is sure to add value to your home and increase the chances of a successful sale.


Many garden designers aren’t simply limited to designing a garden from scratch. They can help you tweak and enhance existing gardens, by suggesting planting schemes, providing advice on plant health, adding features and offering guidance on ongoing maintenance and care.



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