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Landscape Designs - The Design Process

It can be difficult to visualise how your garden could look and to work out where to put features and plants for best effect. Our role is to help you do just that. From the first meeting, we will work collectively to pull together a list of requirements and develop the concept. We will start with a number of questions:

  • What will the garden be used for?
  • Which is your look?
  • What plants do you like?
  • How will the design reflect and fit in with your home and lifestyle?
  • How much do you want to spend?

The process begins with a free site visit in which we will discuss your requirements and budget. We make an effort to discover how you will use and maintain your garden so it will suit your needs. We encourage you to find pictures of garden styles and landscape designs that are most suited to your individual lifestyle. We also encourage you to think about plant types that you like such as New Zealand natives, English cottage etc.

A fee proposal will be put together and you will be sent two copies, one to be signed to form the contract between us.

A site analysis and a detailed survey of the existing garden will be completed.

A concept plan will be drawn up using Vectorworks 2014 CAD Software, the latest in landscape design tools, to show you how your garden will look. Changes can be made at that point to ensure your ideas are accurately represented.

A quote for the work will be drawn up. If the costs come in higher than your budget, there are two choices: revise the design or revise the budget to meet your expectations.

A detailed design and planting plan will be drawn up to show the location and spacing of new and existing plants in the garden. Landscape planting plans can be created as part of your landscape design package (consultation, concept plan, planting plan), or plans can be produced separately according to your requirements.

After all plans are confirmed and any revisions re-costed, work can begin.

Higher Ground Landscapes will access and oversee any required contractors, skilled tradesmen etc during the landscape work through to completion.