Aftercare on the other hand is taking a freshly created space from its embryonic stage and nurturing it, developing it, helping it, over time, to reach its full potential.
It’s seeing it through the teething stage into the formative years, setting the rules and boundaries, practicing tough love, when necessary, so that it reaches adolescence in rude health.
It is never once losing sight of the designer’s vision the vision that they convinced the client of in the first place, this is the key.
It is never once losing sight of the vision for the space that was maybe sold by the designer or that you have researched and thoughtfully laid out.
Too many gardens so beautifully designed and built by true craftsmen never have the chance to fully develop due to poor aftercare or even none what-so-ever.
We hate that people invest so much money in having a garden built and then fail to take care of it! Would you invest similar money in a luxury car and never wash or service it?
We don’t think so. You will pay the going rate to have their cars serviced as per the manufacturers strict guidelines and they will pay dealer prices rather than use the local independent garage; they do so knowing that the skilled technicians carrying out the work are trained to do it. So, you know that the cost of the care of your luxury car is higher than the norm.
You buy a dream from a designer, the garden from a landscaper and then you need to take out an insurance policy on your investment with an aftercare specialist.