No matter how much space you have, having a garden is a luxury, particularly when you consider the positive impact the outdoors can have on your mental health.
In fact, ‘nearly two thirds of UK adults (63%) say spending time gardening or in nature helps their mental health’, emphasising how important a garden can be.
If you’re looking to improve your garden, but aren’t sure where to get started, you might be interested in hiring a professional garden designer.
There are numerous benefits of hiring a professional garden designer.
These benefits include, but are not limited to:
- A garden designer has years of experience
- They can help you to manage your budget
- They can add value to your property
- They prioritise attention to detail
- They help you to save time and money
1. A Garden Designer Has Years Of Experience
The first benefit associated with hiring a professional garden designer is that they have years of experience.
Garden designers are well-versed in coming up with conceptual designs that not only make the best use of the space you have available but also in creating a stunning garden that exceeds your expectations.
While it might seem like a good idea to complete your own garden project, the average person doesn’t have the expertise or experience to back it up, which can result in a number of costly issues down the road. At Raine Garden Design, will work closely with you to understand your preferences, lifestyle, and functional needs of your garden. Discover our full garden design process here.
From ponds to swimming pools to perfectly curated flower beds, an experienced garden designer with an extensive portfolio will take your lifestyle and needs into consideration to create the serene outdoor space you’ve always dreamed of.
2. They Can Help You To Manage Your Budget
Carrying out DIY projects yourself can be rife with hidden hosts and quickly lead to you going over budget by accident.
When hiring a garden designer, you can set your budget from the outset and they will tailor and design your dream garden to fit within this budget.
Additionally, they’ll be able to provide you with an estimate of the duration of the project as well as labour costs and make the necessary adjustments when it comes to finding the right materials.
As such, choosing a professional garden designer can help to ensure that no matter the size of your project, you don’t go over budget.
3. They Can Add Value To Your Property
In fact, a ‘landscaped garden could add up to 77% to the value of your property’, emphasising the opportunity presented by hiring a professional garden designer.
Low-maintenance gardens are becoming increasingly popular to invest in to allow owners to enjoy the outdoors without having to worry about keeping them in pristine condition throughout the year.
So, whether you know that your property is your forever home or that you’ll likely sell up in the future, hiring a professional garden designer can be a great investment for adding value to your home.
4. They Prioritise Attention To Detail
An important benefit of hiring a professional garden designer is that they prioritise attention to detail.
When hiring a garden designer, it’s their responsibility to design a concept that fulfils your brief and is suitable for the space you have available down to the minute details.
Working to scale is essential to ensure that all the features and elements of your garden design fit and are in proportion to each other.
At Raine Garden Design, the garden design process includes everything from conducting a site survey to producing conceptual designs all the way through to overseeing the garden project.
We provide you with an aerial master plan combined with a full axonometric 3D drawing/plan so you can see exactly how your garden will look and make any adjustments before we carry out any work.
If you’re interested to learn more about our garden design services, don’t hesitate to get in touch.
5. They Help You To Save Time & Money
Last, but not least, a benefit of hiring a professional garden designer is that they help you to save time and money when creating a tranquil and relaxing outdoor space.
Failed garden projects can be frustrating at best and dangerous at worst, especially when you consider the various safety risks posed by operating power tools.
It’s much better to seek professional advice and expertise from a garden designer to deliver your project successfully in the first instance.
This eliminates wasting valuable resources by failing to carry out your garden project properly and thus needing to seek professional advice to rectify your mistakes thereafter.
We hope that this article has given you a wider understanding of the benefits of hiring a professional garden designer.
Written by Jemima Thomas for Raine Garden Design.