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Science and Art


“Landscaping is both science and art, and requires good observation and design skills.

A good landscaper understands the elements of nature and construction and blends them accordingly”

Wikipedia 2013

At Swift we realise that there are innumerable factors to be considered during the complex process of designing a garden that is beautiful, well functioning and thrives over time. We know qualities such as climate, orientation to the sun, plant choices, drainage of the area, furnishings, lighting, and artistic focal points are just a few of the elements for incorporation into a successful landscape design layout, which will ensure maximum enjoyment of the space.

“Everyone who comes to my house comments on how lovely the garden and room look”

EF, Cheshire

What are the benefits to you in considering some landscape design service to compliment your new garden room? Well, the most striking is the visual impact of the building in its setting. This is why it is often advisable to consider this service from the very beginning.

The benefits of landscaping

Once we have established the size and style of your garden room, then the exact position and orientation can make a significant difference to the overall appearance and impact of the scheme.

The expert eye of a trained and qualified landscape designer can introduce minor changes to the positioning of your room that could greatly improve the appearance and outlook. Enhanced privacy, better access, shelter from the sun or rain and allowing for future development of the house and garden can also be improved with careful landscaping.

By improving the appearance of the garden room in its setting you will also improve the satisfaction that you and your family and friends will gain from the room. If you come to sell your property in the future this will also enhance the value that your garden room adds to your property.

Landscaping – how does it work?

We talk to you about the option of our landscaping services at an early stage of our conversations. The exact service depends upon your setting, your budget and your desired outcomes. We have different people who advise and assist you from the simplest access pathway or positioning of pots and a flower bed, to a complete and dramatic garden make-over that completely transforms your setting.

“Great care was taken to minimise disruption to the garden – in fact it looks better than it did before!”

SG, Woodham

What is the extent of our landscaping service?

Our prime aim is to provide you with a design. This can be in the form of a conceptual drawing or plan, to a fully detailed scheme which includes levels, construction requirements, planting and scheduling.

Where we have trusted and reliable garden landscapers we certainly recommend their involvement. Where we don’t, then we are able to guide you in the procedure of finding a suitable installer. We believe that a local installer is often an advantage to you, knowing the growing conditions in the area and being available to you as your garden planting settles in and matures.

At Swift we do encourage you to include some degree of landscaping into your project. Access to your garden room needs to be simple and attractive to lead you to your new space. It also needs to be practical in all weathers, and safe. Pathways that are designed to be a part of the project can also provide the perfect routing for power, water or drainage services that are brought into your new room.

Where possible we are able to help you visualise what your new room will look like when it is erected in your garden. We create a photo montage of your new building in your setting and offer objective and stimulating advice that enhances your overall project.