Having a beautiful, manicured garden is something we all dream of. Whether you know nothing about gardening or you fancy yourself as the next Alan Titchmarsh, having an outdoor space to call your own can be hugely beneficial. From throwing summer parties to curling up with a book, being able to step outside into your very own oasis is a luxury.
Making sure to keep your garden in the best possible condition is essential to creating a place where you and your loved ones can really relax. After all, there’s nothing peaceful about overgrown weeds and gravel strewn across the grass. However, for those who have very little experience in gardening, or simply don’t have the time to spend planting flowers and trimming hedges, it can be difficult to make your garden a priority.
That’s where the professionals come in. Armed with an eye for design and a commitment to making every outdoor space beautiful, professional landscapers are responsible for transforming even the dullest of gardens. Whether by adding fences for privacy or installing a water feature to catch visitors’ eye, landscapers can take your vision and turn it into a reality.
Not sure if you’re convinced? Here are just a few of the benefits of having a landscaped garden.
The benefits of hiring a landscape designer to transform your garden:
Create your ideal space
Above all, having a landscaped garden can help you make the most of your garden space. If you’re lucky enough to have a garden, why not take advantage of it? Your home is everything, so taking steps to improve it wherever possible will greatly benefit you. It’s you who will spend time in your garden when the warmer months roll around, and again when the sun disappears, so consider making an investment that will keep you smiling all through the year.
Whatever visions you may have for your garden, an experienced garden planner will be able to bring them to life, taking your preferred style and current lifestyle into account to craft the perfect space for you. For example:
- Do you enjoy eating lunch outside? Perhaps a raised terrace with enough space for a table and chairs would make your midday break a touch better.
- Do you and your partner both drive a car? Consider revamping your neglected front garden with your very own driveway.
- Do you like your own privacy away from the watchful eye of nosy neighbours? Think about the ways in which a sturdy yet stylish fence could make your garden feel more secluded for you and your family.
When it comes to landscaping your garden, the potential is huge. There are many ways to transform your outdoors to create a space that you and your loved ones want to spend time in and are proud to show off to your friends and family – the ultimate benefit of having a landscaped garden.
Feel healthier and boost your mood
It may not seem like it, but incorporating subtle changes can help you and your family feel – and even become – healthier. Having the option to go outside and surround yourself with nature can reduce your stress levels dramatically and make a huge difference to your mood on a daily basis. Think about it – how much better will you feel stepping out into a neatly manicured garden than you would a jungle of overgrown plants and debris?
When discussing your requirements with a professional landscaper, you can also consider features that encourage you to adopt a healthier lifestyle. If you’re a keen swimmer, how about having a pool installed to enjoy a morning swim before work? Although this may not be practical or even possible for everyone, there are still ways to make your garden more conducive to a healthy lifestyle. Beds of plants will encourage you to get gardening and having a shed to store your bikes will make them easier to access – just two changes that could make a huge difference.
Add value to your home
If, in the future, you decide to relocate, having a landscaped garden could really work in your favour. After all, a landscaped garden isn’t just about having colourful flower beds and pretty plants – a landscaper will also consider ways to make your outdoor space the best it can possibly be in terms of safety, privacy and, of course, aesthetics.
This means that potential buyers will have less work to carry out on your garden when it comes to moving in, something that many people are willing to pay extra for. In fact, according to property experts, having a well-kept garden could add an entire 20% to your current property value – a figure impossible to ignore.
Fences, patios and gravelled areas are just a few of the features that many people look for in a suitable garden. For buyers with children or pets, they’ll want to make sure that their new garden will be enclosed from the outside for the safety of their family. For people who love to entertain, they’ll see the potential in patios and stylish paved pathways. Buyers will pay extra for a well-maintained garden that suits their lifestyle, so consider landscaping a property investment rather than a luxury.
Reduce your carbon footprint
Helping you reduce your carbon footprint is just one of the many benefits of having a landscaped garden. There are many ways that having a landscaped garden can reap environmental benefits, making it a top investment for eco-conscious families who want to make a difference. Having a more environmentally friendly garden can also make you and your neighbours feel healthier – another reason to consider investing in a landscaped garden.
Opting for a surface choice such as grass can help you reduce your impact on the environment without even thinking about it. Grass lawns stay much cooler than gardens surfaced with cement or asphalt, and are also responsible for absorbing carbon dioxide, releasing oxygen, and catching dust particles. Filling your garden with grass, trees and other plants can also help you reduce noise disruptions, as noise pollution will filter through much more effectively than if your garden was paved with concrete surfaces.
Attract more viewers
If you’ve ever bought a property, you’ll know how important it is to really fall in love with a place before you decide whether to buy it or not. You’ll want to see photographs of the entire house, not to mention visiting it yourself, before making such a large investment. An unattractive house is unlikely to grab your attention and the same is certainly true for a poorly maintained garden.
Think about your current space – does it appeal to potential buyers? Would you be happy to show people around? How could it be improved? If you aren’t 100% proud of your outdoor space, it could be a sign that you need to make a few adjustments. Even if you aren’t planning on selling up in the near future, hiring a landscaper could be an investment you thank yourself for in years to come.
Future buyers will want to see potential in a home. If you can show them this potential, you’re likely to encourage more and more people to view your home and therefore quicken the sales process. You may be surprised at the difference a landscaped garden could make on your house sale; whether you have a whole new patio installed, ideal for hosting dinner parties and barbecues, or you simply add a couple of neatly designed flower beds, your buyers will have the opportunity to see how your outdoor space can be used for the better.
Garden Creation Services: Professional landscaping services including garden design for small gardens and other clients
At Garden Creation Services, based in Leicester and Loughborough, we understand just how important it is to plan and create the garden of your dreams. That’s why we offer a range of bespoke landscaping services to help our valued customers make the most of their outdoor space. From fences to water features, planting schemes to driveways, we have everything you need to create an idyllic garden.
We’re dedicated to meeting our clients’ expectations from start to finish, offering a highly professional service and delivering great results every time. Whether you know exactly what you’re looking for or you need a professional garden planner to guide you through the process, we can help you design the perfect garden to complement you and your lifestyle.
We’re also proud to offer a brilliant range of beautiful plants for every season, so if you’re searching for a nursery near you, look no further than Garden Creation Services.
For more information about our landscaping services, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team of professionals today.