In light of the Coronavirus pandemic, we have all been forced to spend a lot more time at home. Rather than jetting off to Ibiza, we have largely been confined to Costa del Rossendale! This bizarre situation has caused many people to think about transforming their gardens. Before we go any further, we want to assure you; we are not in this business to fleece people. You won’t see any of our landscape gardeners driving around Rossendale in a Ferrari or Lamborghini. We are writing this article to give you, a potential customer, all of the information you need to make an informed decision. So, if you are sat there pondering whether having your garden landscaped is right for you, then this article should give you all of the answers.
Hold your horses
Before you jump the gun and schedule a consultation with one of our friendly Rossendale landscape gardeners, we recommend you undertake some initial research. That way, you will be able to discuss your findings and preferences with an expert during your consultation. As much as we love designing gardens, we think they turn out the best when the customer engages with the process. If you are stuck for ideas, you may find a quick search on Pinterest particularly useful.
Let’s be realistic
With landscaping, the possibilities are infinite! It is important to be realistic. If you are serious about transforming your garden, you will have to decide how much you want to spend. We will always ask you for your budget during the initial consultation. Knowing your budget will allow our designer to make suitable recommendations and tailor your design to ensure you get the perfect outcome. There are that many options; without a budget, we would be guessing.
We devote a lot of time to each quote. For bigger projects, it can take several hours to put together a quote. We understand that not everybody knows how much landscaping their garden will cost. Our landscape gardeners in Rossendale will be completely honest with you from the get-go. If your budget is unrealistic, we will tell you then and there. Our prices are not flexible because we know how much it will cost us to do a good job. When you can haggle with someone, they will be cutting a corner somewhere or another! When the budget is not realistic, we will always offer advice and discuss any other suitable options that may work for you.
Too good to be true?
We hate to break it to you. But, if something seems too good to be true, it usually is. We’ll be honest we will not be your cheapest quote. In our line of work, there will always be somebody who will do it cheaper – I say do it, more often than not a better description would be ‘attempt’. Our advice is to get three quotes – if any one of them is significantly different, either higher or lower, then you should probably question it! You will find that genuine quotes tend to be in the same ballpark; a bigger company will have larger overheads, be required to charge you VAT, etc. So, three comparable companies would be the best benchmark. A word of warning, if a landscaping company is not VAT registered, something is likely to be wrong there; a couple of bigger projects and a landscaping company should be hitting the VAT threshold. We will always be more expensive than Cowboy Clive!
Whilst we cannot promise to be your cheapest quote, we can promise a fair quote for the project in question. Our work is always carried out to the highest possible standard. Each landscape is carefully crafted to withstand the tests of time. Our work is backed by a 12-month workmanship guarantee, although many of the products we use, such as Composite Decking have a 15-year manufacturer backed guarantee.
Take advantage of your consultation
Your consultation is the perfect opportunity to explore the different options available to you. If you have a question, ask it; don’t be shy! Our team of landscape gardeners have amassed years of experience working on projects of all different shapes and sizes – we’ve seen everything there is to see… During your consultation, we will provide you with honest, educated advice to enable you to determine the best solution for your property. To ensure that your consultation is helpful, our landscaper will bring along samples and brochures for you to look through. If you’re prone to being forgetful, you may find it useful to jot down a list of questions prior to your consultation. If you’re not sure what questions you should be asking your landscaper, click here to learn more.
Let’s get started
If you’re ready to give somebody the green light to begin the project, then you have probably done your research and shopped around. As much as we would love for you to choose Rossendale Landscapes, only you can determine which quote is right for you! Just make sure whoever you choose isn’t promising you something which they can’t deliver. That being said, whatever you decide – we truly hope that you end up with a quality landscape which you and your family can enjoy for many years to come.
We hope that you have found this article to be insightful. If you are looking for a landscape gardener in Rossendale and the surrounding areas, then why not arrange your free consultation? We look forward to discussing your project with you in the future!