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.
An estimate for the design is submitted and once this is accepted the next stage is a detailed topographical survey of the garden. Smaller gardens can be completed in-house, larger gardens require a specialist surveying firm. The survey forms the basis for the design.
Initially 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 produced which contains the detail necessary for a landscaper to build the garden. A planting plan is also included which shows planting positions and a full plant list.
After the final plans have been approved, quotes are requested from three landscape contractors to build the garden. It is the client's choice which landscaper is employed and we can help with suggestions for tried and tested landscaping firms.
Once the build is underway we usually pay weekly visits to site to ensure the construction matches the plan and that all building work is done in accordance with good practice.
Finally, when the garden is finished, we have a number of knowledgeable garden maintenance contacts to keep the garden looking at its best.