How to avoid common landscaping problems

Landscaping projects aren't an everyday thing. It is usually a big project that isn't undertaken yearly, so getting it right the first time is essential. Whether you are planning your first ever garden transformation or have a few garden projects under your belt, you will still be eager to avoid problems along your landscaping journey. Our landscaping gardeners in Bury have gained much experience by working on different projects with various requirements and challenges. They have put together some tips to help you avoid the most common landscaping problems so that you can enjoy every step of your landscaping project.

How to avoid common landscaping problems

Don't let drainage issues drain your bank account!

Everyone wants their garden to look incredible and think about what the end product will look like, how the garden will be decorated and what garden furniture will fit the overall aesthetic. It is easy to forget that there are many more important things to remember when taking on a significant garden transformation, future-proofing and safeguarding against flooding, for example.

Installing proper drainage is vital as flooding can potentially cause foundational damage to the property costing thousands of pounds and headaches to repair. Our landscape gardeners in Bury are always very meticulous when installing a garden—in particular, laying paving stones as uneven flags can cause puddles or floods when water runs off in the wrong direction.

No one wants to see their garden flooded, so drainage should be high on your priority list to bypass any future problems. It may not be pretty or exciting, but it will save you money and problems if you get it right the first time. There are many different options, for example, French drains, clay soil and soakaway crate systems. Our Bury landscape gardeners can advise on which drainage system would work best for your property.

Choose a garden that suits your lifestyle

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Designing the garden of your dreams is exciting, especially if you are bored of your existing space and want something completely new and different. Not everything that looks magnificent is also easily maintained. But it is easy to bite off more than you can chew by choosing a garden design that requires too much upkeep. We already mentioned future-proofing for the safety aspects of your garden, but what about future-proofing for you?

You need to consider the materials you are using and whether they are hardwearing, require frequent cleaning, are subject to erosion, and may need regular treatment. For example, wood decking needs periodic staining, whereas composite decking does not and requires much less maintenance.

The grass area also needs to be considered. If you have a large lawn, it will need weeding and frequent mowing. An alternative would be to choose artificial grass and larger areas of paving that require less upkeep. Do you have time to tend to various plants and flowers? If you are unsure or the answer is no, a big flower bed that may be part of the garden design because it looks aesthetically pleasing would be challenging to take care of long term.

Our Bury landscape gardeners pride themselves on their work, so even if you don't have time to maintain a huge lawn or a big flower patch, they will come up with a design that looks phenomenal and suits your needs. Remember to choose a garden that fits your lifestyle and the time you can put into it.

Planning, preparation and organisation are critical; don't start your project without a garden design.

The prospect of a new garden can be exhilarating, but the best advice our landscape gardeners in Bury can give is always entirely to plan your project before you start. You wouldn't start any project without some instructions, whether it is putting together furniture, baking a cake or building a shed. The same goes for your garden, so it is essential that you know exactly what you want and how it should be done. For this, a garden design is always beneficial. It fully lays out the garden plan, the material list, and the costs and acts as the blueprint for when the shovels hit the ground. You can see exactly what everything would look like, and you have the design as an insurance policy if the result is not the same.

A thoroughly planned project always avoids problems during installation, especially as it avoids unexpected costs. With a garden design, you know how much material you need. If you don't plan and prepare beforehand, you may encounter unforeseen expenses throughout the project, which may take you over your budget. In the worst-case scenario, you may not have enough money to finish your garden. But with a garden design and Bury Landscapes, you wouldn't have to worry about this as we will ensure you have a smooth garden transformation from start to finish.

Although problems can arise when landscaping your garden, do not let this scare you! There are many reasons why you should landscape your garden. From increasing the value of your property, to improving the quality of your life - it's a no brainer! Get in touch with one of our landscape gardeners in Bury today to start the process.

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