- The Site Analysis
The Site Analysis
A qualified horticulturalist will visit your site to look at the negatives and positives of each area prior to the design phase.
The design phase relates to how the space will be used e.g. a back garden may have the following recreational uses like pools/spas, dining, cooking (BBQ), visual, storage etc.
The hard and soft landscaping then completes the story. We also take into consideration when choosing plants, the owners availability for maintaining the garden in the future. i.e. the time available by the owner.
Our aim is to create style, unity, balance and reliability so that the garden looks good in all seasons. The garden should also be low in maintenance and address any screening issues.
Some of the positive components we look for:
- Size of the space
- Orientation of the space e.g. North, South
- Availability of shade
- The borrowed landscape (is there any features to include beyond your boundary e.g. a significant tree, existing hedges)
- Existing hard landscaping e.g. Paving, retaining walls
- Position of taps & their water pressure
- Garden edging
- Quality of fencing
- Condition and quality of plants etc.
Some of the negative components we look for:
- Negative borrowed landscape e.g. Sheds, clothes line, large houses with windows overlooking
- Dripping taps
- Damage to paths or foundation by tree roots
- Possum damage
- Poor quality plants/lawns
- Damp areas and drainage issues
- Pet damages etc.
Once the site analysis is completed a typed report is made covering the scope of works for each job and a quote for the work to be completed.
Click here for a sample site analysis.