When a customer hires a gardener or a landscaper, there are several different things they might be looking for. In some cases, they might not have a clear idea of what they are looking for and really what they need is guidance. Whatever the case may be, there are a couple different options that you should have available for you to choose from. Many clients will have ideas about their priorities, but not how to translate those into actual gardening tools.
Ease of Maintenance
For many clients, the most important thing is the ease of maintenance for their garden. They don’t want to have to mow it every week, trim the hedges, and spend a lot of time that they could spend doing other things. They might have specific gardening elements in mind for this, or they might just know they don’t want to spend a lot of time on their lawn. If they are looking for easy maintenance, you should have artificial grass as one of your go-to garden supplies. Artificial grass is made of a synthetic material that is designed to feel like real grass. It is then made of millions of individual blades of artificial grass. It has been used in football stadiums and cricket pitches. Overall, it is a great choice for replacing grass. Also, it will never grow and never die; therefore, it requires less maintenance.
In addition to artificial grass, some types of authentic greenery are very low maintenance. Succulents and cacti do not grow very quickly, nor do they require much maintenance. In the UK, you’ll need to have them planted in a way that the soil drains quickly because they are dry weather plants. A good gardener should be able to figure that out.
Fruits and Vegetables
Some clients are looking for more practical applications from of their gardens. If they’re looking for something more practical and useful, they might choose to grow fruits and vegetables. To grow fruits and vegetables, a gardener will need to have the right plants in stock. Also, you’ll need to be able to create gardens. Common ways to do this are window boxes for indoor herbs, and raised beds for outdoor vegetables and different barriers. You also might plant some fruit trees that will likely need some buttressing early on in their development. All of this means that you’ll need to have a wide range of tools specifically designed for growing fruits and vegetables.
When you combine all of these elements, you’ll be able to deliver for your clients whenever they need something. You’ll also gain experience in a wide range of different kinds of gardening so that you can suggest different things to clients who are unsure of what they want to do with their outdoor space.