Easton-On-The-Hill, Stamford, Lincolnshire

For an informal chat about your requirements call 01780 481624

Email: kenrawso34@gmail.com

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

 

 

Q Why do I need a garden designer and a design?
A Various reasons:

 

[Back to Top]

Q I want just the design because I want to carry out the work myself. Do you do that?
A Yes. We go through exactly the same process of design until we reach the stage when you
have got all the information to enable you to start the work yourself.

[Back to Top]

Q I have never employed a designer before. What happens?
A I have many clients who had never used a designer before but I always try to reassure them
and make the whole process enjoyable. It begins with apprehension but once they see the
plan before them and they see the possibilities, it turns to joy. I always look forward to that
point when they say how exciting it is to see their new garden developing.
See my WHAT I DO page for how the process works.

[Back to Top]

Q I have a garden that is in such a state and a complete mess. Would you be able to do
anything with it?

A I challenge you to show me anything that I have not seen before! The solution normally
comes down to your budget, especially where any building work has to be demolished or big
old trees or shrubs have to be removed before anything new can be built.

[Back to Top]

Q I have such a small garden. Is it worth you coming out to see it?
A It normally is. The smaller the garden, the less space to fit everything in so there are several
rules of design to bring into play so as not to overwhelm the space.

[Back to Top]

Q Do you have a particular style of design?
A I pride myself on being able to interpret my client’s wishes and preferred taste and design
accordingly. I would not enjoy my work if I were designing the same style of garden over and
over.
My design philosophy is another matter. I usually look for the simplest solution for the
maximum effect. I try not to be gimmicky or resort to overused features for the sake of using
them. If asked to include anything that I feel is superfluous, I normally try to use it in an
original manner and very often make it the starting point to the design so that it looks well
integrated into the garden.

[Back to Top]

Q I have a border that I can’t seem to grow anything in. Do you come up with ideas just
for single borders?

A Yes. I was encouraged to start designing because of my interest in plants. I still count the
planting as the single most important factor in a successful garden.

[Back to Top]

Q My garden is now too full and the shrubs overgrown. Would you come out to show me
how to prune them?

A Gladly, I enjoy encouraging people to prune rather than hacking as it is the key to strong and
healthy growth. Many people dig out perfectly good but overgrown shrubs when effort and
expense can be saved by regenerative pruning.

[Back to Top]

Q I am trying to sell my house but I think the garden is one of things that is putting people
off. Is there anything that can be done?

A Nothing is guaranteed but there are certain aspects that can be addressed to attract potential
buyer’s attention. People talk about creating the ‘Wow’ factor but that normally costs more
than is viable when selling up. It is more a case of tweaking and tidying and looking for any
negative points to eliminate. I can certainly view your garden with fresh eyes and give it
more potential.

[Back to Top]

Contact us on 01780 481 624 now!