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Choose your landscape contractor(s) – Prepare your development proposal – Select plants – Develop your planting plan

How do you plan the project?

  • Once finalised, your concept plan becomes the blue-print for preparation of a planting plan and any construction drawings.
  • At this stage you may wish to implement the design on your own or contract development to a party of your choice.  We can recommend a suitably qualified and experienced company to implement your design.
  • It is important to deal with one person through the design and development process.  It can save you time and prevent problems arising from breakdown in communication, inferior workmanship and poor on-site continuity. 

Why is planting so important?

  • Plants are the very essence of the garden, fleshing out the bones of the basic design framework to create a mood and convey a particular style. 
  • Plants are your garden’s living element.  Care must be taken to choose plants that suit the environmental conditions and are compatible.  Good planting relies on the creation of harmonies and contrasts of form and shape, colour and texture.

But I don‘t know anything about plants...

  • A nursery visit with your designer is a great way to build understanding for those of you who know very little about plants but intuitively understand what shapes and colours you like and dislike. 
  • Walking around a nursery or garden centre selected to fit your planting theme and talking about  plant combinations using your site as a reference and developing planting ideas as you go can be both fun and educational.
  •   It’s a great way to guarantee you include plants in your garden that you love.

Do I need a planting plan?

  • A planting plan helps you visualise your planting scheme as a  whole and encourages you to think about the planting effects you’re trying to achieve.  It includes a plant schedule with quantity and cost information. 
  • The plan also provides a record of what you’ve got in the garden.  This document can be updated over time as your planting scheme is adjusted to achieve balance as plants develop and grow.
  • Preparing a planting plan can save you time and money because it provides a process to ensure the right plants are planted in the right place and that the plants selected support your design objectives.
  • A less expensive but efficient way of planning your planting is to use your designer to craft your planting layout directly on site using dazzle markings to show plant positions. A plant list is developed and the plants are set out on site. You review the plant layout and make changes before planting begins.



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