Inspire To Change
With most gardens, there comes a time when you will need to make changes, sometimes purely by choice, and sometimes through need, such as to fit in with your lifestyle, work schedule, physical issues etc. Gardens can take up a lot of time (there’s no point in trying to hide the fact), but they can also be a pleasure and not a chore if planned properly, and that means planning ahead.
Planning gardens is not an instant task, plants that will give you colour all year round are available at different times of the year. The nurseries and garden centres often only show plants at their best (in flower) because that gives them buying appeal. So buying in March for an October display is not always an easy task, and information can be very hit and miss sometimes depending on who you talk to.
The same will go for building and landscaping work, certain times of the year are more beneficial than others, you don’t want work going on when you would rather be using it, and when its done you could have lost some valuable summer days. Of course, if you are going to tackle it yourself, there may be times when you have more time on your hands than usual, and there’s there chance you have been looking for, with a plan to work to it would flow better.
So, whether it’s a border that needs re-planting, a courtyard that needs a lift, a small garden that needs sorting, large garden that needs planning and new ideas, overgrown gardens that need rescuing or a full re-vamp design is needed, Inspire are here to work with you by advising, guiding, and supporting you to get that result by understanding your garden and becoming a part of it.
Working together with natural products, plants, shrubs and trees and man-made products is where the garden architect works best. By placing the right object and plants together they can complement each other so you get the best out of all materials used and make them visible. This gives the garden height, colour, fragrance, shapes (it’s not all about colour), and most importantly life to the whole project.
So, how to start, what to use, best time of year to do it. If it’s a border, what plants to grow, what will grow and will struggle, where to get materials, how much are they, what do I look for when buying plants, how do i choose a landscaper/builder/gardener?
Inspire Garden Architects can advise, inform, support, and show you the techniques to avoid pitfalls.
The garden can be anything you want it to be, and with the right planning it can keep you interested for many years. And the one good thing about it, is that there will always be something different happening, something you can be a part of and enjoy.
Remember, you don’t have to be gardener to be interested in the garden.