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Key Benefits of Hiring a Professional Landscape Gardener

With many household budgets being squeezed at the moment, it may be tempting to opt for the DIY approach when it comes to improving your garden. However, this usually proves something of a false economy as hiring a landscape gardener can be far more beneficial, and cost-effective, in the long run.

Compass Garden and Landscape Design provide landscape garden design in Bath, Bristol and across Somerset, Wiltshire and the southwest of England. Here we identify the key reasons to hire a professional if you are interested in transforming your outdoor space.

The Practical Knowledge

Professional landscape gardeners know all about, soil, the climate and plants. They know which plants will grow well in your garden, and – just as important – which won’t. They usually have a good network of contacts in the local horticultural industry, so they should know where to get the highest quality plants and other gardening products at the best price. And if they don’t carry out the work themselves, they should also know local, reputable tradespeople and craftsmen who can.

Compass’s founder, Tom Murphy, trained at the Garden Design School and is a registered member of the Society of Garden Designers. He has won several awards (including the Marshalls Register Award in 2020, for the best project in collaboration with a contractor, and the Best Project at the 2022 Association of Professional Landscapers Awards). For more information on Tom and his team, follow this link.

The Aesthetics

Professional landscape gardeners should have a much greater eye for detail. They will know which plants bring out the natural beauty of the landscape, and which ones work well in combination.

Many landscape gardeners – including Compass – can offer 3D representations (as well as sketches and drawings) of your proposed redesign so you can see exactly what you will be getting. They may also be able to suggest ideas you hadn’t thought of, as well as rule out some of your own that won’t look very appealing.

The Time (and Money) Savings

By doing all the work yourself, you lose time which you could spend on something else. There’s also the risk of making a wrong decision somewhere, either with the hand landscaping (construction) or the soft (the planting) which could cost much more to rectify. A professional is far less likely to make the mistake in the first place.

There’s also the risk of doing a physical injury to yourself. Some of the hard landscaping work can be quite strenuous, particularly the heavy lifting. Professional landscape gardeners should have Health and Safety policies in place, as well as a team of employees to carry out the more physical work.

Outside contractors are more likely to have a budget and stick to it. They are also less likely to let any deadlines slip because of the financial factor.

And, although you will want to enjoy your new outdoor space, there may come a time when you need or want to sell up. Your property’s value or kerb appeal will be considerably enhanced if you’ve had your garden redesigned by a professional.

The Aftercare

Professional landscape gardeners are a resource of expertise and advice which you can tap into at any time, not just when your new garden is being created.

We don’t just create and plant out your garden for you; at Compass we also offer a planting consultancy and gardening advice service in Bristol, Bath and across the southwest of England. So if something isn’t working as well as you thought, then get in touch and we may be able to help. We could suggest an alternative plant or plants, altering the way you water or prune your existing ones, or suggest a different type of hard landscaping.

Landscape Garden Design in Bath from Compass Garden and Landscape Design

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