Landscaping is no different to any business. It is all about people first!
Of course, you should check the credentials and expertise of the landscaping practice you will engage but most importantly, you want to establish a connection between you and your landscaper from the outset.
It is important that both parties feel comfortable and that your landscaper gets you, your lifestyle, what is important to you, your budget and can translate this into a great garden design that will reflect your personality and inspire you.
Also, it is paramount to choose a landscaping practice that not only can provide great landscape design but also implement it. The devil is in the detail and not in just drawing a pretty picture! Vision is essential but also understanding the overall picture and all the variables and elements that will make your landscaping a success.
A wise decision is to choose a practice that provides the full landscaping service from consultation, through to garden CAD design, soft and hard landscaping implementation, lighting, irrigation and garden management to ensure your garden retains the integrity of your new garden design. This is the best way to ensure that there is a seamless connection between garden design and implementation and that the management of your project will go smoothly as you are only dealing with one practice.
Finally, communication is key! You want to get a landscaper that is on time, that you can trust and will always keep you updated with progress and potential changes to your garden.
After all, you want someone that will make it easier for you, can express their vision clearly so you can make quick and meaningful landscape decisions and have a sense that you are well looked after.
Outstanding communication to keep you informed of your landscaping progress every step of the way and dealing with one person throughout your project are key and will make it an enjoyable experience for you.