Why not make the most of your garden this spring by hiring in some professional help? There is a huge range of gardening services to choose from: from garden designers or landscape gardeners who will re-organise your entire outside space, to maintenance services such as a one-off general tidy-up or regular visits depending on your budget and requirements. Garden contractors can provide more specialist expert services such as removing tree stumps, laying down new turf, or building ponds, patios or decking.
Do you feel that you can't enjoy your garden properly because it doesn't have enough entertaining space? Or may be you want to create a children's play area, or a bigger lawn. On the other hand, if you're keen to have a go at growing your own fruit and vegetables, maybe you feel that you've got too much patio area taking up all the prime growing land. Perhaps you know you could get a lot more from your garden if you could just get the layout right? Well in that case you could probably benefit from the services of a landscape gardener, or garden design service.
A garden designer will start by taking a survey, noting down key features such as buildings, patios and trees. They will probably test the soil type, and check which areas get the most sun and at what time of day. They'll take into consideration how you want to use your garden and how much work you?re prepared to do to maintain it.
Next they will use this information along with expert knowledge about plants and hard landscaping materials (such as stone, gravel, decking etc) to come up with a plan to suit your needs. They should discuss this with you to make sure you are happy with their suggestions. Make sure you take plenty of time to consider things at the planning stage, since once features such as patios are in place it can be time-consuming and expensive to change your mind.
There are many options to think about, other than just where you want your outdoor seating area, and which kinds of plants you like. Should you introduce height with climbing plants such as clematis or honeysuckle, and what is the best plant to use for the shady, damp area of your garden? If you are keen on helping the environment, you could consider planting a green roof on your shed, make a pond to encourage wildlife into your garden, and maybe put in a water butt and compost bin. Perhaps you?re a budding amateur gardener and want to have plenty of flower beds to try out your green fingers. Is it worth making space for a greenhouse, and if so what would be the best spot for it. The choices are endless, and this can be confusing. A garden designer will be able to help you sort through your options.
Maybe you're happy with the overall layout of your garden, but have been struggling to keep on top of all the jobs, so it's all starting to look a bit messy and overgrown. In this case, a maintenance service could help you to get things back on track. Maintenance services include pruning, weeding, mowing the lawn, or planting bulbs and bedding plants to brighten up your garden. This means you can reduce the time you spend working in your garden and spend more time enjoying it instead.
So whether it's a total re-design of your garden that you have in mind, or just some jobs that you don't have the time or skills for that are stopping you from getting out there and enjoying the spring sunshine, why not search online to find a gardening company in your area. Online business listings can be a great help here. You will find many different providers of gardening services in your local area so make sure you ring a few to find out what services they offer, and whether they will provide you with a free quote.
You can search for gardening services in your area using an online business directory such as www.searchme4.co.uk, who provide free business listings for local small businesses across the UK.