First Nature Landscapes

THE DESIGN PROCESS

Initial consultation
It is important for me to work closely with you so that I can design a garden that is a creative expression of your taste and an ideal place for you to enjoy. As part of my service, I will meet with you to look at your site and listen to your requirements in order to understand completely the vision you have for your garden. I also develop an understanding of what you would be willing to spend on the implementation and maintenance so that your garden fits into your time and financial budgets.

During this visit I will show you some of my work to give you an idea of what I can do for you. I will also show you photographs of a range of different designs, plant combinations, layouts, and materials to get a feel for the things you like. This allows me to create your individual space, uniquely designed for you to suit you, your home, and your life style.

Site survey
The site survey involves an analysis of your site and includes detailed site measurements of the existing vegetation, hard surfaces and buildings.

Landscape concept plan
From the information gathered during the initial consultation and site survey, I will draw a plan that shows the proposed layout of your new garden, indicating hard surfaces, lawns and plantings. It does not specify individual plants, nor does it give details of materials to be used. It may include a drawing that gives a three-dimensional impression to help you visualise the plan. I will discuss this plan with you, so that I can refine it or revise it where required.

Planting plan
The planting plan shows the refinement of the landscape concept plan, and includes specifications for all materials and plants, plant maintenance and planting notes. Construction drawings are attached where required. You will also receive a collage of colour photographs of the key plants specified on your plan to show you which plant combinations are used. At least one 3D presentation drawing showing you what your garden will look like in reality will be part of a full design package

 

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