Kolkata or “Calcutta” as it was previously known has been an important part of India for its rich cultural and literary heritage. Located along the banks of river Ganga that is called Hoogly here, the city is dotted with beautiful parks, gardens and historical buildings that stand testimony to its glorious past, vibrant present and exciting future. The most expensive park in Kolkata is the “Maidan” or simply the field that also holds the world’s largest cricket stadium Eden Gardens. The other parks worth mentioning are the Millennium Park, New Town Eco Park and Citizen’s park that are well maintained by the city’s corporation with the help of corporates and citizens’ groups that use them on a regular basis.
Kolkata goes through sultry summers, torrential rainfall during monsoon and cold winters that are typical of Indian weather pattern which help in maintaining tree cover throughout the year. This weather helps in maintaining greenery in most green tourist attractions like Zoological garden, Indian Botanical Garden, Agri Horticultural Garden that act like the lungs of the city and keep pollution within permissible limit. Due to these regions of verdant greenery landscape architects and gardeners in Kolkata are skilled in developing comprehensive green landscapes and gardens that look beautiful all year round with minimal use of water. They work closely with clients to understand their requirements to create unique spaces that have charming features like gazebos, arbors, retaining walls, fountains, decorative fish pools and flower arrangements depending on natural soil conditions.
Garden designers and landscape architects in Kolkata emphasize on aesthetics and local horticulture while planning the layout of garden or region that has to be created and maintained. If it is a small garden around the house, on the balcony or terrace that requires assistance to set up and maintain then you can simply hire a gardener that will take around Rs. 15-20 per sqft to develop and will charge Rs.70 – Rs.100 per day to maintain.
Landscape architects are trained professionals that have a deep understanding of soil, design, horticulture and effort required to design a garden and maintain it for years to come. Depending on the size of your property they will first draft a plan that will contain details about the location and size of pathways, flower beds, large trees, lights, ornaments and additional details like lotus pond, fountain, benches, arbors, arches etc will be located. They may also prepare a 3D image of how the project will appear after it is complete along with the likely cost of making the complete project. So they are suited for large farmhouses, apartment buildings, office buildings or individual houses with large empty spaces around them that have large gardens which cannot be maintained by one individual.
Landscaping projects in Kolkata take into account the topography of the land, the characteristics of the soil and the kind of plant varieties that will thrive in the region. They also need to keep in mind that the trees and plants that grow around the garden do not cut of natural light from the main house once they grow to full length. Landscape designing could cost as low as Rs. 15000 to upwards of several lakhs depending on the size and complexity of the project.
Gardeners are also appointed by landscape designers to prepare the prepare flower paths and lawn area and select the ideal species suitable for soil that exists in that part of the city. After the planting process is completed the landscape artist’s work may be over but the gardener’s work is never complete. They will maintain the garden by replacing the dead plants with new ones, pruning the plants and shrubs, using manure and fertilizers when needed and watering the plants on a daily basis.
If you have a small garden in your front and backyard along with a small lawn that has a mix of flowering plants and large trees that are difficult to maintain then you can always hire an experienced garden maintenance agency to make the region restful and charming for your family. As a professional gardener can suggest the best plant varieties that can thrive in the space depending on soil conditions, water and weather and can also help to redesign a few sections with details like stone fountain, goldfish pond, or a peaceful Japanese garden. Gardener's responsibilities go far beyond mowing the lawn grass, pruning the bushes and watering plants so they should be valued for it.
Kolkata being a city of parks and gardens with plentiful of water it is easy to find small nurseries dotted across the city that can give you handy tips on maintaining different plant varieties and using the ideal fertilizers or pest removal methods for them. There are several online platforms that give details about landscape designers, garden development and maintenance service providers with pictures about the project they have done in the past. Detailed discussion on the phone followed by a meeting will help you understand if their experience matches your expectations and they can enhance the empty spaces around your house or farmland. They have the ability to beautify regions around and within individual houses, apartment complexes, offices and large school or college campuses using wide variety of floriculture and gardening ideas.
You can even check out local telephone directory or use online platform like homify to check the work profile of these garden designers and gauge for yourself if they can provide the service that you expect for enhancing the beauty of your property. You can check the pictures of their past projects and ask them to provide testimonials before requesting a quote for your project. If you have a limited budget then it is best to make it clear to the gardener/designer so that they can make something appropriate and you don’t end up feeling that the money has been wasted.
Landscape architects in Kolkata follow a precise step by step process to prepare the land, bring the raw materials required to make paths, pool, garden decorations and lay the pipelines for sprinklers. They have a team of gardeners and laborers to carry out the tasks from start to finish and then charge extra for regular maintenance of the same if required.
Depending on the property size that has to be maintained around a private residence, housing complex or office, Kolkata gardeners determines the price based on numbers of laborers or man hours that will be employed per day to complete the tasks like weed removal, watering, mulching, cleaning dead branches/leaves etc. If the property to be maintained is close to source of raw materials required like plants, fertilizers, garden tools etc then the price of these materials will be relatively lower.