What can I expect from the landscape design process?

At The Garden Planners we believe everyone has the right to a beautiful landscape that doesn’t cost the earth. We are passionate about what we do and strive to make the design process as enjoyable and painless as possible for our clients.

From the moment you make contact with us, our experienced landscape staff will guide you through every step of the process, to turn your dream into a practical, beautiful and affordable landscape design that meets your individual needs.

Whether you need a plan to meet covenant or council specifications, to employ a landscaper, or you are overwhelmed and just need some guidance to ‘do it yourself’, we can create the perfect design solution for you – on time and within budget.

Here is what you can expect:

Free onsite consultation

The first step in the process will involve one of our qualified landscape architects visiting your home to conduct a free, no obligation site inspection and assessment. Here, we can get a look and feel for your space, the lighting and surrounding environment and ascertain your specific needs. Does your garden need to be child or pet friendly? Where do you want paths, garden beds, turf and gravel? Or perhaps you’ve been dreaming about a pool? We work through every detail to help turn your dream into an affordable reality. 

Time is money

The more information you can provide during our initial consultation, the better the end result will be. It will not only ensure a more accurate design, but will also make the quote cheaper for you.

If you can provide site or house plans and a clear idea of the style of garden and type of plants you like, it will save us time in the drafting phase. This will enable us to turn the design around quickly and ultimately save you money.

What’s your style?

A landscape design can take on many different styles from contemporary to native, modern or minimalistic. During your onsite consultation we take the time to get to know you and your design style and to discover the type of plants you like. Once we know the style you prefer for your design it gives us the ability to pick from a palette of plants to complement that style. We can then recommend the right plants for the right location including quantities and sizes. This will save you time, money and heartache by ensuring we get it right first time round. We don’t want you ending up with plants you don’t like or that won’t stand the test of time because they weren’t suited to the position or conditions.

Fixed price – no hidden fees

From that point we can provide you with a fixed price quote and a guaranteed turnaround time for your landscape design. At The Garden Planners we pride ourselves on developing beautiful and functional spaces on time and within budget – it’s what we do best and we’ve never been challenged on it.

A professional landscape plan

Once we’ve captured a complete picture of the parameters we are working within and how you would like your garden to look and feel, we take all that information back to the office and get to work on developing your landscape design. We use the latest in innovative computer aided design technology to provide you with a professional landscape plan that is to scale, in colour and easy to read. This design will be emailed to you with your invoice so you can use it to build and construct your dream garden, obtain accurate quotes from contractors or submit to council if required.

100% customer satisfaction guarantee

We love what we do and we want you to love it too. After we’ve emailed your completed design we follow up with you to discuss any questions or concerns. If you’re not totally satisfied with your design first time round we offer to make one round of small changes free of charge. Any major changes will be priced on application, but our experience and expertise ensures this almost never happens. We take the time to get it right at the outset and our 100% customer satisfaction results speak for themselves.

Ongoing backup when you need it

Our service doesn’t just end the moment after we’ve provided you with a completed plan. We value our relationships with our clients and are available to answer any questions anytime, to ensure you can complete your landscape project.

Tradie recommendations

If you’re not the DIY type and need help to complete your landscape design we can recommend local trades’ people including landscapers, builders, certifiers and even pool installers to get the job done.

We don’t offer a project management service but can oversee works on large projects and this can be built into the price of the initial design.

Access to wholesale plant retailers

We can also take the hassle out of shopping and help you save hundreds, if not thousands of dollars by sourcing plants from some of Australia’s largest plant wholesalers and have them delivered directly to your door.

If you’re looking for a beautiful, practical and affordable landscape design solution that suits your individual needs, get in touch with Craig on 0438 463 233 and let’s start discussing your dream garden today.

June 7, 2017 Posted by in Advice, Blog


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