In Britain we are quite lucky in that we often have some outside space with our homes. Although the weather isn’t always amenable to sitting in it all year round, we still look at it from the inside on many occasions, every single day.
It is surprising then that we don’t make more of our gardens, not only for how they look but also how they are used.
Most people pop down to the garden centre when the weather picks up to get some plants etc. We tend to keep our lawns mowed and weeds removed, but we really don’t use our gardens to their full potential. When we think about how much we spend on doing our houses up, our gardens tend to come a poor second. This is even more surprising considering many more people see the outside of our houses than the inside!
Time, money, motivation and ability all play their part in how our gardens look. Clearly someone who is working full time, has children and other responsibilities isn’t going to be able to dedicate as much time to their garden as an active, retired couple who are interested in gardening. This is often very evident when taking a look at people’s gardens.
So what is the solution? Yes we could carry on pottering about, keeping our gardens looking presentable and weed free but what else could we do?
The answer is a landscape gardener. Although you might think that is something you can’t afford, add up all the wasted plants you have bought over the years because they weren’t right for your particular type of soil or grass. Think of how much time and effort you have put into your garden, only for it to look distinctly average.
A landscape gardener will be able to change your garden in a way that suits you and your budget. No matter how big or small, the space will be utilised far more effectively than the average person could imagine. So if you like sitting out in the garden in all weathers a landscape gardener can make you a zone to do so, perhaps incorporating a gazebo and heater to allow you to do so. Maybe you need to have a space for the children and a separate space for you, a landscape gardener will work out a way for you to do this. Your flowers will last as they will be planted in a suitable area, you could get more privacy with the use of strategically placed plants, the options are endless.
The results will last for many years too so make a very worthwhile investment. A garden transformation could even add value to your home!