Landscaping your outdoors or renovating your backyard can be a lot like painting a picture without a paintbrush. You have your canvas and the mental image of exactly what you want to create but you’re missing the tools and know-how to turn that vision into a reality. A landscape designer is a fantastic solution for making a start on creating your backyard paradise. Finding one you can trust is a vital first step in the landscaping process.

So, what should you do to get the most out of your landscaping designer?

Know What You Want (And What You Don’t!)

Having a vivid idea of what you’re wanting your garden or backyard to look like helps to get the ball rolling. Write your ideas down, highlight the things you won’t compromise on and pull together a budget. That way, when the conversations with your landscaper begin, you can hit the ground running. If you don’t have any firm ideas, a lot of landscape designers will relish the opportunity to let loose with a few ideas of their own which, depending on your attitude towards creative control, can be a good or bad thing.

Find the Right Landscaper

To find the right landscape designer; you can look in the local directory or online to know what kinds of landscape design services are offered in Auckland, and then talk to the few candidates that you’re considering. All of them will have something unique to offer so finding one that you gel with, and that can work with your budget, is important for the collaborative process. Ask for examples of previous work or check out any reviews you can find online before making your decision.

Keep an Open Mind

When it comes to creative endeavours, sometimes you need to ‘kill your darlings’. Many of your desires may be unrealistic or unachievable due to budgets, time, or occasionally unknown physical roadblocks like underground infrastructure. An experienced landscape designer is well aware of the limitations and will advise you on creative options that still stay true to your original vision. Compromise, collaboration, and cooperation are vital to creativity’s success – which is why finding the right landscape designer (as mentioned) is incredibly important.

Once you’ve got the plan in place and everything is ready to go, that’s where A1 Sure Services comes in. Using the designs that you and your landscaper have agreed upon, we’ll transform your vision into a masterpiece. We’ve also worked with many landscape designers in the past so, if you need any recommendations, give us a call and we’ll point you in the right direction.