After the initial enquiry:-
- I like to come and meet you and everyone who will have regular use in the garden
- Get a feel for the garden
- The Brief – Complete a short form for all your requirements and needs
- It is key to have a budget for your garden
After confirmation the design goes ahead:-
- Surveying -This involves measuring the garden and noting key features for producing a survey plan of your garden as it currently stands. The survey will also contain a North/South sign which is hugely important for both the design and planting
- A soil assessment will also be done, along with noting any trees (especially with TPO’s or tree preservation orders)
- Any pest and diseases will be advised on
The exciting part – DESIGN
- Concept Plan-The design isn’t fixed and can be amended as required at the first stage
- Master plan is a two-dimensional drawing of your design including features
- The design and presentation can also include a 3D artists impression of how the garden will look
- Construction drawings of all garden features.
- Building materials specifications and quantities.
- Construction drawings and specifications are sent out to tender.
- Meetings with builders if necessary.
- Project management of the build.
- Planting plans containing all plants and borders
- Planting plan specifications which is a list and quantity of all the plants and sizes.
- Sourcing plants if necessary from my nursery contacts.
- Mood board which helps you to visualise how the plants and materials will work together.
- Planting of the new borders
- Maintenance program, including planting and how to look after them if necessary.
- Updating the garden as it matures
- Project management.
- Advice service.