Most people hanker after a beautiful garden, but to achieve your dream garden, a lot of careful planning and work needs to be done at the right time. Jonathan Crossan, owner of Exteria Landscapes , a garden design company in Glasgow, offers the following tips.
Select your garden designer wisely. Get recommendations from friends or family if possible. If not, every decent garden designer will have a portfolio of satisfied clients who he can put you in touch with. Check out finished jobs and speak directly to the previous clients. This is the single most important part of the process when you’re considering spending a small fortune on your garden, so do your research thoroughly. Make sure the contractors are insured and qualified to undertake your garden work.
Make a project plan well in advance of any work commencing. Sit down with the garden designer and formulate the structure, the where and the when of the build. Agree project timings, and pay the agreed amount to the contractor at designated stages of the project. Don’t let the work run away from your control. Make sure you have regular meetings with the garden designer throughout the project and you sign off stages as complete . Finally, don’t pay the final tranche of fees before you are happy with the overall outcome.