Why indeed? Sometimes there is no need and a garden owner is perfectly happy that their space fulfills their needs. However, you may have a sense that your outside space could be so much more but don’t know how to approach making changes and enhancements. Or perhaps you want to use your outside space to its full potential and for specific uses but do not have the skills or time to do that. If either of those latter statements have resonance then you may well benefit from hiring a landscape designer. A good designer is trained in the effective use of space and should be able to find solutions to your outdoor needs that you may not have realised were there. Considering how outside space can easily represent up to 1/4 of your property’s area it is worth thinking about if you are making the most of its potential for you and other users.