I am still undertaking smaller garden work such as raised beds, pergolas, and other smaller tasks, even one off garden tidy ups.
Also will consider garden designs. A good garden design will be interesting, exciting, and should have that wow factor. Also it will be functional, fit for purpose and meet the owners requirements.
One of the first things I do when starting a design is to chat with the customer to get a feel for what they want. I have a detailed questionnaire which is invaluable. This is a list of possible items with tick boxes to say whether you want, don’t want or would consider. This is a great memory jogger. I have spent many years looking through design books, researching the principles.