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What To Look For In A Landscape Designer

Landscaping and garden design can be a big undertaking and it can be very tricky to achieve what you’ve got in your mind’s eye, particularly if you’ve never embarked on such a project before… which is why it can be useful to hire a professional landscape designer to ensure that your dreams become reality without too much fuss and bother.

Equally, however, it’s important to make sure that you find the best designer for you and what you have in mind. There are many options out there and it can be difficult to know which direction to go in, so finding someone whose style and taste mirrors your own is a great place to begin.

Start by doing some research into the various designers around and about, looking at their portfolio of completed projects so you can see if you like what they do and if you think it would work well with your own outdoor spaces.

But, of course, it’s not just about style and aesthetics, and you’ll need to check their qualifications and experience level to ensure they’re up to the task. Garden design can yield a lot of unforeseen issues and you need to know that your choice of designer is able to tackle these head on, completing the project efficiently and within budget.

Once you think you’ve found the best fit for you, going for an initial consultation is also a wise move so you can see if you’ll be able to work well together. They’ll also need time to check out the garden itself and have a look through your design plans to see what’s achievable.

It is also advisable to get at least three quotes from different designers so you can build up a more accurate picture of the costs involved.

Of course, these are just a few little hints and tips – and if you’re currently looking for help with your new garden design project, get in touch with the LW Landscapes team today to see what we can achieve together.