Perhaps you have finished building your new home, and now feel ready to formalise the garden to finish off. Or, maybe you feel a change of scenery is required and you have decided to go for a garden-makeover? Hiring an experienced and properly trained landscape gardener could be just what you need to help you create your new wonderland.
Here, we offer advice on choosing a competent landscape gardener who could turn your dream garden into reality, and make your investment a great one.
We have compiled a list of four things that you should check when considering a landscape gardener. Of course, you could also find your pre-screened landscaping service right here on Mr-Skill.
- What’s the range of services on offer? Our landscapers offer the A – Z of gardening as standard. Simply choose what you want, be it fencing, decking, new turf, planting-out or modelling a water feature. You pay according to what you select, so do have a budget in mind.
- Check testimonials from recent clients. Did a friend recommend a particular service to you? If so, that’s great, because you can assume that they would have performed well. There’s still no substitute for a friendly conversation with a recent customer, warts and all! All you are trying to establish is that the landscaper can do what they are claiming.
- Ask to see pictures or videos of recent projects. Any professional landscaper should feel justifiably proud of their work, so it goes without saying that they will build up a portfolio of their projects. Look at them carefully, and ask questions.
- Can they visit your home and provide free, written quotes? As with any service, it is very important to get a quote in writing. Make sure it is clear and unambiguous. Check that your name, address and postcode are included – preferably on a genuine company letterhead. Don’t forget to verify before parting with your deposit, and why not check the quotation right here on Mr-Skill?
The time and effort that you put into choosing your garden landscaper will be well- spent. Don’t be shy to ask questions, even if they sound obvious to you – it’s your money, and you are entitled to the best service in return.
Remember, a well laid out garden with interesting features will definitely add value to your property. Indeed, it could prove the clincher when it comes to selling your house one day. As one of our regular London gardening and landscaping experts puts it, “It’s all about presentation, presentation, presentation.”