Get it right from the start
Whilst employing a garden designer may seem extravagant, if engaged in the early stages you could actually save money by making informed decisions, providing detail instruction to craftspeople to secure accurate quotes and by reducing the need for later changes.
Even if you are not thinking of this at the point of conception, an enhanced physical environment adds financial value to any property.
The simple pleasures of observing the changing seasons, unfolding leaves and full bloom are timeless and priceless.
Maintenance that fits time and needs
All conceived spaces will need maintenance, some more than others. I establish at the conception stage how much time and energy you are willing to invest.
Minimise your carbon footprint
Building work is not environmentally friendly. Some steps can however reduce the impact, such as soil management, choosing robust materials that can be reused or recycled and trees and plants that have a positive impact on bio-diversity and the micro climate.
I like to widen the garden experience and include elements such as herbs, fruit, kindle wood, cut flowers etc.