One of the main advantages to hiring a landscape gardener is that you will come out the other side of the experience with a beautiful garden that is completely unique to you. There are a whole host of options that can change your garden from run of the mill to something spectacular, but this can come at a big cost. That being said, there are choices that can lower the cost or make it more manageable such as finding a landscape gardener who can offer monthly payments, and there are plenty out there that do. Another great option, if you do not have the funds up front to make over your entire garden, would be to spread the various elements out over time. With this in mind, it is important to think about which parts of you garden a landscape gardener Essex can help you with. In this short post, I want to talk about some garden design ideas and what you can expect to pay for them.
Garden Design Ideas
The only limit to what you garden can become is your imagination, or that of your landscape gardener, it is their job, after all. But to give you some inspiration, let’s take a look at some great garden design ideas that will add that special flair to your outdoor space.
- It is a popular option in gardens and is ideal for a sunny spot for outdoor dining, or simply a more relaxed seating area. The decking can be in any shape or size you choose but it is worth bearing in mind that the land should be flat so that the decking can be laid on top. A well laid deck can add a modern, neat and stylish feel to a garden and is also relatively easy to maintain. For an area of 4m x 2.5m you can expect to pay in the region of £1000 to have a deck installed.
- If you are someone who like the challenge of a green fingered activity then why not consider adding some raised beds for growing vegetables? Not only will this give the garden a rustic, farmhouse feel but it is also a great money saver in the long run. To install this type of bed on an area of 4m x 2.5m you would be looking at a cost of around £500.
- If you want to make your garden look immaculate then installing some good quality paving can make a real difference. There are so many designs and colours to choose from and you can even mix and match to create a truly individual look. Thinking about a 4m x 2m area you might expect to pay around £800.
- A water feature in the garden can feel very luxurious and it doesn’t have to include fish, as many people worry about taking on the responsibility of animals. It can simply be a place for water plants to grow and natural wildlife to gather. Depending on the size and complexity of the pond will depend on the cost. For a very small and simple design you could have one put in for just a few hundred pounds but the cost can go right up into the thousands if you want something more extravagant.
Research shows that on average, a full overhaul of your garden with a landscape gardener can cost depending on location, but by breaking down the elements and taking it stage by stage, you are able to better manage the make over. There are endless possibilities to creating an outdoor haven and your landscape gardener will only be too pleased to develop this for you.