This involves us visiting your garden, and informally discussing with you the opportunities and issues the garden presents.
In this meeting we will take a full brief of your needs, we will review the house and garden style, and note the location, access and levels.
we will also make suggestions as to how the garden might be improved.
We will then send you our comments by post/email, this will set out understanding of your needs. You can revise this and return a copy to me so that we agree what you need.
We will survey your garden this allows us to draw a scale drawing. A drawing is essential for accurately placing individual items such as paths, buildings, tree's or beds.
In the survey we will measure the garden, including its relationship to the house, access points, doors and windows, as well as any other buildings. We will also note the aspect and views. We will plot where majar beds tree's are currently located, may also take soil samples for analysis and may take photograths.
With this information we will prepare an outline plan (below).
Our outline plan will show how the new garden will look, it will incude the agreed fetures, such as ponds, pergola or beds. Garden design is an interactive process in which your idears are important, you may therefore want to make changes to the outline plan then we will incorporate them into the master plan.
The master plan is the agreed final plan that we will work to for the build.
When we have done this plan, we will visit you and talk you through the next stage, the Planting Plan.
The planting plan will detail the numbers and type of plants to be planted, this will ensure that you get plants that flower throughout the year and that the plants are suitable for your environment and your garden conditions. This plan will incude a design showing where plants are to be located, it also includes a table of plants with quantities, this is used to estimate prices.