Designs On Your Garden…

May 1, 2012

One question that I ask my clients before designing their gardens is, “How much time would you like to spend maintaining your garden?”

More often than not the response I get is, “I hadn’t thought of that.”

When you think about it, it really does need some thought, doesn’t it?

Although most people generally at first say that they would prefer a garden with as little maintenance as possible, it is only after careful consideration that they come to the decision that they actually would like something to do in their newly designed garden… even if this just means “pottering around”.

After all if you’re going to be in your garden when it’s been re-designed, then why not do something while you’re out there – something that can help you build a “relationship” with your new garden.

A well designed garden can have this “maintenance-factor” built into it by an experienced garden designer – even if it’s as simple as providing small hedges which the owner can themselves trim and prune now and then. They can still however leave the more horticultural maintenance aspects to the professional gardener.

Perhaps this might be something for you to bear in mind as you develop your own garden.

Maybe you would really like a garden where the time you spend working in it is different to what you are currently doing.

Perhaps you really would prefer neat trimming and tidying instead of hacking through unkempt bushes, or perhaps you really would prefer “gentle weeding” on a nice balmy summer’s days as opposed to hacking through wild tangled weeds.

Think about it carefully and I’ll bet that you really would prefer to spend more time in your garden – but only doing the things you really want to do.

In a well designed garden… you can!



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