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Garden Landscape Budget: Why is it important to have a budget for your landscaping project?


Having a budget for any home improvement project is essential for several reasons, particularly when it comes to a garden landscape.  

When you first start thinking of your new project, you’ll naturally begin with finding inspiration on Pinterest, or Instagram or when reading through interior design magazines. And this is a great way to get ideas, however, it’s easy to look past the costs of those designs and some may not even have the prices either.  

Often many factors of a project like this are overlooked. As well, another example is that the costs of the products and materials will differ depending on where in the world you are too. Some materials are more expensive in the UK compared to other parts of Europe because they have to be imported.  


Therefore, we believe it is a good idea to have a budget in mind before beginning your project as it will save time, stress and any disappointment.  

Setting a budget allows not only you to know how much money you are going to be spending, but it also allows our designers to create a design that isn’t above your financial expectations.  

Throughout conversations with our designers prior to them creating these designs, they will learn what parts of your project are important to you and will therefore ensure that these are included in the designs as they will prioritise the budget to suit your wishes.  

When thinking about your budget, some areas to consider are design processes, plants, hard landscaping, waste removal, labour costs and any additional items such as garden furniture. Our team can help you allocate your budget with your project, so you know what you are spending on each part.  

The last thing we would want is to create a design that is your dream garden that exceeds your budget and leaves you thinking your dreams aren't possible. Our team will try their best to achieve your wishes with your budget from the start to reduce this from happening.  

It's also important to mention that you should ensure there is a buffer on your final budget, for those just in case situations such as needing more materials or for unforeseen expenses that weren’t in the initial costings.  

In summary, having a budget for your garden landscape project provides financial clarity, control, and peace of mind. It allows you to make informed decisions, prioritise effectively, and manage your resources efficiently throughout the entire project.

If you’re considering giving your garden a makeover, but aren’t sure where to start we’d love to help! Our friendly team are available to speak to about your project and can assist you right from the beginning.   

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