Hopefully this page will help with some of your queries, but if you have any further questions, please get in touch....
When is the best time of year to have my garden designed?
The perfect time is during autumn/winter so there's enough time to design the space and offer the project out for tender to 2 or 3 contractors before Spring.
How long will it take to have my garden designed?
How much will my new garden cost?
The concept design is usually presented 5-6 weeks after the survey. Amendments are completed asap, usually within 1-2weeks. Quick client feedback helps speed up this process. If you require a quick turnaround please let me know as I can sometimes rearrange my schedule to suit.
It's best if you have a budget as I can design with this in mind...otherwise, how long is a piece of string?
A budget of £150-190/m2 should give a good guide.
Will a new garden add value to my property?
They say a well designed and maintained garden can add 20% to your property's value.
Can we phase our garden build?
Yes, this is a good way to spread the cost over a timescale to suit you. Once you have the design, the contractors can quote for various phases or you can tackle some of the work yourselves.
Can you put us in touch with good landscapers to build the garden?
Yes, I can recommend several landscape contractors who can provide a quote for the garden build and planting.
Can we just have the garden design, we want to design the planting ourselves so won't need that part of your service?
That's no problem, I can tailor my service to suit you.
When is the best time to plant?
Autumn/early winter is best when plants are dormant. Trees and hedging are also much cheaper at this time of year as they can be sourced in their bare root or root-balled form.
Can you help us find mature trees and special features, eg. sculptures and water features?
Yes I love finding specimen trees and features! I have built up lots of contacts within the industry over several years so can make good use of these for you.