Landscape & Design
How can our design service help you?
Our design service is for the client who wants to create a new garden or overhaul an existing garden. It entails a site visit from one of our professional horticulturists, experienced in design. All major aspects of the site are considered, for example:
Problems such as difficult slopes or changes in ground levels
Evaluation and advice on top soil and sub soil on site
Outline and design of the driveway
Advice on types of boundary fencing
Positioning of items such as garage, shed, clothesline etc.
Location, shape and materials for a patio
Advice on selection and positioning of important plant features such as trees and boundary hedges
Outline shape and size of shrub beds, flower beds, rose beds, rockeries, water features, fruit and vegetable garden, children’s play area etc.
The site visit usually takes about 2 hours. Ideally all parties who have an interest in the layout of the site should be present for that period, as major decisions about the site will be considered. Before the design session takes place, the client should ideally have considered what kind of garden they would like and what features they would like to be included.
Our designer will indicate what ideas they have regarding the site during the consultation and any advice and information will be documented. A plan will then be drawn up to scale showing all the major features decided upon. This will enable clients to undertake the building of the garden themselves or seek a quotation from a landscape contractor such as ourselves to have the work done.
Please note that this design service is not a sales session by our designer. It is a ‘stand alone’ service geared towards developing the best design to suit your needs and is separate from our landscaping service.
The cost of a design session as outlined is €320 and is payable on the day of the visit.