How to choose the right landscaping professionals

How to choose the right landscaping professionals

by Chris Gill, May 8, 2017

Transforming your garden into the perfect outdoor space is no easy task, which is why when you’re looking for a landscape professional, it’s important to make the right choice. We’ve listed some handy tips and advice to help you ensure that you hire the right expert for all your landscaping needs.

Do Your Research

When tackling your garden redesign, the first step is to determine exactly what it is that you want from a landscaping professional. Although this may sound like a simple task at first, it can actually be quite tricky with so many different garden styles to choose from and all your family to please. Before choosing a professional, it’s a good idea to have a shortlist of the type of styles that you’d like so that you know you’re picking the right person for the job.

Budgeting

Secondly, before choosing a landscape professional you will need to know your budget. As a general rule of thumb, you should invest around 20%+ of your property’s worth into developing and improving the garden, more if you’re adding structural elements such as swimming pools, decks or outdoor kitchens etc. A well-designed and maintained garden is sure to add value to your home, so it’s important to keep this in mind when deciding how much to invest. It’s also a good idea to seek advice regarding your budget. Home improvement television shows and their timelines & budgets are often applicable only in TV-Land (they rarely include labour in their costings). Most people find that although they have a rough idea of budget, it’s not until they work through the design process that they will get an accurate idea of how much their wish list will actually cost.

Designing Your Garden

When putting together a landscape design, the professionals you need are landscape architects /landscape designers and landscape construction experts. By hiring a professional that both designs and builds, you can be certain that the vision can become a reality. Working alongside an experienced landscape architect/landscape designer, you can determine how to make the most of your outdoor space and which elements are going to work well.

Putting it all Together

Once you’ve finalised your garden design, you’ll move into the build phase of your project. If you’ve chosen a landscape architect that only designs, you’ll need to find a landscape construction company to do the work.

Maintenance

Although some homeowners enjoy taking care of their garden themselves, there is always the option to hire a professional to maintain it and keep it in the best condition. When choosing a gardener to maintain your outdoor space, be sure to do your research, read reviews, and even look at some of the gardens they care for.

Get in touch with Chris Gill from Lifestyle Landscape Design on 0433 355 666, the Brisbane landscaping design and construction team who can assist in the creation of your outdoor space!

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