Firstly a site visit to the garden is required. This is an opportunity for the client to let us know which areas of their garden are working and which need to be improved, how they would like to use their garden in the future and any new elements they would like to be included in the re-design.
After the design estimate is accepted a detailed survey of the garden is required. Smaller gardens can be completed in-house, larger gardens require a specialist surveying firm. The survey forms the basis for the design process.
First the concept plan is drawn up which will show the major elements and layout plus choices for hard landscaping materials.
Once this is approved the masterplan is drawn up which contains all the detail necessary for a landscaper to build the garden, including a full plant list.
After the final plan has been approved, we obtain quotes from three landscape contractors for implementing the plan. It is the client's choice which landscapers are employed.
Once the build is underway we can offer to regularly visit the site to ensure the construction matches the plan and that all building work is done in accordance with good practice, acting as a liaison between client and landscaper.
Finally, when the garden is finished, we have a number of knowledgeable garden maintenance contacts to keep the garden looking at its best.