The Planting Design Package
Initial Contact and Site Visit
The initial contact is the chance for you to tell Sara about your flower beds and your aspirations them, and for Sara to ascertain how she can help you achieve them. Once this has been discussed a site visit can be arranged.
Meeting face to face, this is an opportunity for Sara to view the garden, during which she will ask lots of questions to determine what style of planting you would love. Whether that is naturalistic, native, floriferous or predominately foliage or another style completely it is also important to understand much maintanence you are able to do.
Client Brief and Design Fees Quote
The client brief will outline your requirements and scope of works, based on the discussions during the initial site visit, and the design fee quotation is based on this.
Sara will put a mood board together to help express the vision she has in mind for the planting.
With these documents everything is clearly defined, and her fees costed so there are no surprises later.
Survey and Site Assessment
Once Sara has been appointed, she will undertake a site visit to take measurements of all the individual planting areas, along with testing the soil in each place for its pH.
The reason it is critical to have accurate sizes of each planting area is so the planting design can accurately reflect the quantity of plants needed for each area, reducing the risk of over ordering and waste.
After discussing the style of planting you want for your garden, Sara produces scale plans of each planting area, indicating each plant, shrub and tree, labeled and shown at its mature plant size, accompanied with itemised list of all plants, quantities, and pot size, for plant sourcing.
Images of each plant will also be provided, along with a season of interest chart, showing what will be in flower each month.
Additional Services Available
These are outside the design scope of works and can be quoted for separately if required.
Plant Sourcing and Setting Out
Sara can source plants and trees from a vast network of nurseries, which is a very cost-effective way of planting your garden, and Sara is happy to check the delivery of the plants from the nursery and set them out ready for planting by yourselves or by Sara's team.
Sara can provide you with a monthly maintenance plan, on how to tend to your new garden and keep it looking as good into the future.