What to look for when hiring a landscape designer

If you want to make the most of your garden space, a landscape designer may be the best option to ensure you achieve your ideal style.  A professional can truly take your garden design to the next level, but there are some things to look out for when hiring the right landscape designer for you. We’ve outlined a few of these below.

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Beyond the obvious advantage of a skilled and beautiful design, there are some garden projects that will require a landscape gardeners experienced input. Projects involving more skilled work such as tree planting, turf laying, and tree surgery will require an expert to ensure it is done safely and correctly – enlisting the help of a landscape designer will ensure these tasks are tackled correctly on your behalf.


An experienced landscaper designer will have been in the business long enough to know exactly how to achieve your ideas, and will even be able to offer alternatives to you may never have even considered beforehand. What’s more, with years in the industry, a landscape designer will know the best contractors to carry out your work for the best prices.


You should have a rough estimate of how much you are willing to invest in your landscaping project. This will enable you to be realistic about the type of services you require, and will ensure that your designer is able to provide an option that fits within your means.

Assistance for the whole project

Ideally, you will want to find a landscape designer who can work with you for the entire length of your project. Coming in to a project early on in the design stage will ensure your space is utilised in the best possible way, with their presence throughout the completion of your garden redesign making sure any contractors you get in fully understand the designs you have made together, and that the final outcome is exactly what you wanted.

A range of services

If your landscape designer has a lot of limits, your garden will too. Make sure you hire a landscape designer who is able to provide everything you want out of your outdoors space, whether that’s simply laying a quality turf and some attractive plants, or a more complex design. Being clear on what you require early on in the process will ensure that you don’t have to make any sacrifices on your design.

At R&J Landscapes, we provide a wide range of landscaping and gardening services to the Hertfordshire area. We pride ourselves on offering a high quality service at competitive prices, with a variety of soft landscaping options available to ensure we can create the right garden for your requirements.

If you’re looking to transform your garden space, or want to find out more about how we can help you, simply get in touch with our friendly team today and we’ll be happy to help.