If you have a garden and have no idea what to do with it, you can rest knowing that you are not alone. Oftentimes, you will just wish that the garden could transform into a lush beautiful haven where shade and life blossoms. It is at this juncture that you will realize that you need the services of a garden designer. But then, do you know what a garden designer does?
You could be wondering if there is anything complicated or suave involved in getting the empty canvas into great appealing finished products. Steps involved in transforming your garden when using the expert’s services include;
This is a pretty easy exercise which normally involves taking a walk around your garden with the garden designer. There will be questions asked and exchange of opinions. At the end of the consultation, you will have a pretty good idea how the garden will look like. The designer will try to accommodate your imaginative ideas and lifestyle with what you have in the garden and then together, you will come up with a plan.
Sketching of a preliminary plan
Simple sites which have no landscaping needs will not require complicated sketches. However, for bigger parcels of land, you will need to hire a land surveyor who will help you map out the land properly. The surveyor will help the garden designer know the right places to establish a garden and which ones to avoid because of construction needs. Based on the notes made during the consultation stage, the garden designer will come up with a plan befitting your garden. You will then meet later to discuss this sketch.
Designing the garden
After the designer and the owner of the garden meet to discuss the sketch, an agreed final plan is made. The design will include actual measurements, paving layouts and other necessary details. The designer will usually employ a computer to achieve the high degree of precision needed in the business.
The construction process
After the design is completed, the garden designer will sit down with you. Together, you will make a short list of the viable contractors who can replicate what is in the design to reality. You can opt to use the designer help you oversee the project construction. However, the construction contractor is between the contractor and you.
The actual planting process
After all has been done with the design and the construction of the garden, it is now time to plant the trees and the plants that you have always wished to have. Make sure to include a maintenance schedule of the plants and the garden.