Landscape Design: Can You DIY?

There are many reasons why you might be tempted to undertake some DIY landscape design. Maybe you’ve been researching landscape design online or you’re worried about entrusting your precious design idea to someone else. We understand how important your garden is to you.

With over thirty years of experience in the landscaping sector, City Gardens have worked with many clients who have been tempted to try DIY landscape design rather than hiring a professional. Is this a good idea? The answer is not always a firm no; it depends on the scale of the project. You can get involved in the planning and designing but often help will be required for the actual execution.

The stage of landscaping that requires the most skill is garden construction. This is the stage where you really should be hiring a professional landscaper. Even if you prefer to have a hands-on approach to planning your garden, you should definitely seek help from a landscape designer when it comes to construction. Garden construction is time-consuming, highly skilled work that is best undertaken by a professional. Many landscape designers will also provide a guarantee for all construction projects so you can sleep easy knowing your garden is in safe hands.

The planning stages can also be made easier by a landscaper. People who have attempted to undertake DIY landscape design talk about how daunting such a large project is. With the support and expertise of a professional landscape designer, the project becomes much less daunting. A landscape designer can look over your plans and offer helpful suggestions and tips. For example, City Gardens can provide detailed and comprehensive construction drawings, as well as specifications for all of the works required. It’s important to remember that a landscape gardener is there to take care of your wants and needs. You are still in control of your garden.

If you have any questions about landscape design, please feel free to get in touch with City Gardens. Whether you are starting a new garden from scratch or you want to give your current garden a makeover, our team will be more than happy to help make your garden ideas a reality.

Posted on March 11th 2019

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