Business during Covid-19
Adjusting to life and business in the midst of a pandemic has been no simple achievement for anyone, but there’s no question some industries have been hit harder than others. While the Green Industry as a whole has fared well, fortunately whilst being able to work safely outdoors in the open air, the landscaping industry were amongst those businesses declared ‘essential’ at an early stage.
As the world entered lockdown, millions of the population were furloughed or forced to isolate at home, meaning there was plenty more time to spend in their own gardens and outdoors spaces. With the additional free time and disposable income that would normally be spent on holidays, eating out and socialising, it’s fair to say that the landscaping industry has had a considerable boost, and not only as a consequence of the spring rush!
In fact, with people continuing to work from home and some feeling less safe about indoor gatherings, many have started to look at utilising their outdoor spaces to the fullest.
We have seen a huge rise in interest surrounding outdoor kitchens, pizza ovens and entertainment areas as people have started to realise the importance of a well-equipped outdoor space.
Our love for our homes
It’s never been more true to state that our homes have never been as much of a safe haven as they are now, and right at the centre of that is our own outdoor space, no matter how large or compact. Our gardens are a place for wellbeing, relaxation and keeping connected with nature, and as the isolation has forced us to live life at a slower pace, it has given the benefit of making people realise what is important. Spending substantially more time in our homes, we have been forced to enjoy our surroundings, to look around to see what we’d like to change and give more time to improving our “sanctuaries”.
For all the negative consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic – and there have been many – the huge boom in home improvements (inside and out!) has definitely assisted Legendary Landscapes to keep operating at full capacity and has accelerated our already thriving business!
So what have the Legendary team been up to over the last 6 months?
At the beginning of the year we completed the first part of a significant garden build & multi-contract project, which we’re now well & truly stuck in the second phase of build of the additional area of the garden designed by award winning and local designer Sam Westcott.
In February we finished up a stunning project in Dittisham, transforming an unused roof space, and creating a new contemporary sun deck looking out onto the most beautiful view of the River Dart in the South Hams.
In March, and in Torquay, we transformed a dated driveway and some unused front garden space into a fresh newly paved driveway.
And we’ve also been in the dainty South Hams village of Ugborugh, working in partnership with a specialist building contractor as part of an extension to a beautiful period country cottage.
As always, we remain very thankful to all of our customers over the last year and who have remained patient with delivery times and costing changes. And with our current work schedule officially booked up until Spring 2022 in places such as Dartmouth, Dittisham, Galmpton, Totnes, Brixton to name a few, we are super excited for what the future has in store for the Legendary team!
If you’d like to have a chat about your garden project and plans, please don’t hesitate to contact us.