The city of Nagpur may be recognized for its delicious oranges but only its residents know that the title of India’s top 10 green cities is also well deserved for its lush green parks and wildlife sanctuaries that are fed by natural and man-made lakes. Though the city’s residents have their own local favorites some of the best ones worth mentioning are the Japanese Rose garden, RamDham Park, Botanical Gardens, Musical Garden and the Lake garden Sakkardara. Since a majority of them are adjacent to lakes and have dedicated regions for cycling and walking they are favorite haunts for people of all ages that want to relax amidst nature.
As water has never been scarce in Nagpur like other large Indian cities, residents have lawns and gardens around their front and back yards. People living in apartments or standalone homes with limited open space indulge their love for greenery by setting up terrace gardens or kitchen gardens in their balconies to grow herbs, flowers and even vegetables like beans and tomatoes. If you have recently moved into Nagpur and are feeling inspired to try out gardening then you can hire a gardener or landscape architect depending on the space around the house to have a garden that you would feel proud to showcase to guests. Want to try setting up a terrace garden on your own then you can always ask for advice at the Nagpur Organic Farmers’ group on Facebook or take advice from Urban Gardeners that works in collaboration with Nagpur Municipal Corporation to promote greenery in the city.
Gardeners and landscape architects are important in their own leagues and the services they offer are many and varied depending on the size and complexity of project. If you are planning on hiring one such specialist then your first step should be to decide what kind of gardening work needs to be done. For a small front and rear garden that needs to be built from scratch you would need a Nagpur gardener to carry out activities like -
But when a greenery project is for setting up an expansive garden set across an acre or more with multiple details like lawns, paths, greenhouse, arbors, fountains, pool and other paraphernalia then you should hire a Nagpur landscape designer that can make a comprehensive plan. These can be expensive projects so check out the firm you are planning to hire for references to understand their level of expertise in dealing the garden that you have in mind. Ask them for details about how they are planning to execute the project, how many weeks or days it will take to complete and the cost outlay at every stage.
Landscape architects not only provide the design and layout of your garden but they also give details about how the region will appear after the project is completed with the help of 3D rendering services like a housing design project. To install details like pools, fountains, stone pathways, lights and other details they will employ specialists that can set up these details and will then use gardeners to set up the lawn and flowering plants.
Nagpur being a city of garden lovers has plenty of experienced gardeners as well that can provide advisory services and also carry out maintenance services to keep your garden groomed and neat across all seasons. While the best way forward would be to ask friends and neighbors for a Nagpur gardener in your local area or to hire the same person that planned your garden to carry out maintenance services too. Though recommendations are the best way forward to hire a gardener or landscape architect you can also refer to local telephone directory and check out the references of the shortlisted service providers to know if they can carry out your project.
Many garden owners have flexible arrangements with their gardeners about the days they need to come for maintenance activities. If you are planning to start an arrangement like that on day/monthly or quarter basis be clear about the tasks that you expect from them and the payment that will be made out for the task/s. Ideally have a written agreement for elaborate maintenance service if you have a large landscaped garden around your walled property that may require more than a couple of gardeners twice or thrice a week or even on a daily basis.
During seasonal changes like summer, winter, spring and winter, you may need the services of a gardener to make changes in plant varieties, ground preparation and removal of dead plants and weeds. It is also important to have arrangements about when to purchase fertilizes, fresh seeds, new saplings and insecticides so you can ask the gardener to purchase it or you can acquire it. Most Nagpur gardener services firms have their own nurseries wherein they manufacture organic fertilizers and pesticides so they provide these essentials as a part of their gardening services.
Before hiring a gardener or landscape designer ask for a detailed quote about exact amount that will be charged for different services he will provide in your garden and the time required for completing the landscaping project. The price of the gardening service in Nagpur can vary depending on the location and size of garden so it best to be clear about all aspects to avoid cost overruns at the end . Generally gardeners already have a tabulated value for these services and it is easier to tell how much the service will cost based on the information.
If the garden is small and just spread across a few yards around the house or on a terrace then you can carry out the maintenance activities yourself like watering, removal of weeds, dead plants, leaves and branches etc. This can be done as a weekend pastime as the joy of planting a seed and seeing it blossom into a tree or plant bearing flowers and fruits is something that is hard to express.