If you are in the process of building your dream home, your thoughts will invariably turn to the garden at some point, and with that in mind, here is a step by step guide to planning and building the perfect garden.
- The Design – Ask any Hampshire landscaping contractor and they will tell you to make the best use of available resources. If you are planning to build a patio, the soil that is to be removed, could be used to create a split-level feature in another sector of the garden. The best way to do this is to create a scaled down plan, and remember that garden maintenance should be taken into account.
- Quoting for the Project – Once a plan has been finalised, the landscape contractor can quote you for the project, which would include all labour costs. Once the client is in agreement, a start date can be set and the project is underway.
- Major Features – There are many features that you can incorporate into your garden, such as a pond, waterfall or water fountain, and by discussing features with the landscaper, you can include a few that will make your outdoor living space unique.
It is worth noting the amount of maintenance the garden will require, and if you are a person with little free time, you might want to consider things like artificial grass, which does not require cutting. You can always ask the landscaping company to maintain the garden, with regular visits during the summer to ensure that your garden is always looking its best.