A written summary of what you want to achieve with your landscape. We write this together and it becomes our agreement to guide the rest of the design. You can get started by answering these questions.
We need to know what we’re working with. Property boundaries, gradient, buildings, underground services, trees, retaining walls, context etc. This is also the stage I complete an assessment of the exposure to sunlight, wind, views, neighbours etc. You can get started by digging out some plans. Then I’ll complete a site measure up.
Before we can look at what plants to select and what colour to paint the fence, we need to work out a functional layout. Enough room to back a trailer? Can visitors find the front door? A nook to hide the rubbish bins, walkways that are not too difficult for Grandma to walk up. Where are the fun bits?
With a concept design in hand, we can move forward with more detail. Edges and corners that meet nicely. Gradients and height changes organised. Lighting. Characteristics of planted areas. Colours and materials pallet to suit the existing features. Dimensions to calculate volumes of supplies to purchase.
Plants are remarkable things. It’s magical the way they convert soil into leaves and food using only sunlight and water. A planting plan is a selection of plant species chosen for your design. A plant schedule lists their size, quantity and care.
Diagrams to show how components should be constructed to achieve a long lasting and fabulous result. Pergolas, patios, decks, water features, retaining walls, fences, gates.