No matter how many gardens landscapers are asked to design and install over the years, there are certain aspects of each garden that are going to remain consistent, no matter what the size the garden is or where it is. These “non-negotiables” are so-named simply because no landscaped garden can be designed unless each of them is given due consideration.
That being said, these are not the only decisions that will have to be debated and then finalised between homeowners and the landscaping business. In truth, there are going to be dozens of individual decisions and choices to be made for each garden. However, for now, we are going to focus only on the seven non-negotiables which you will discover as you carry on reading.
#1 – Available Budget
The starting point for each garden is, understandably, the budget that each client has for their landscaped garden. Obviously, the bigger it is the more scope there is for including features and for more advanced landscaping work to be undertaken. Not that a small budget will deny you the opportunity to have a professionally landscaped garden with some of the most stunning gardens having been created for a fraction of the cost of others.
#2 – Future Maintenance
This is something that should not be thought about in isolation, but instead as you go through each of the above choices you make concerning your garden’s design. If you love gardening then features and plants that require a lot of maintenance might be fine. However, if you want a low-maintenance garden, your choices will differ, although there is always the option of rehiring your landscapers via their maintenance and garden services.