The Garden Survey is different from the free consultation in that it takes longer and goes much more in-depth.
If you are happy with the shape and layout of your garden but the plants are dull, no longer interesting or just old and tired, then let us assess your garden, test the soil, and produce a planting plan. If you like the plan, we can then arrange to supply the plants and carry out the planting.
We will visit you and discuss your tastes in terms of plant colour, texture and maintenance and then draw up a list of suitable plants for you to choose from. The plan will take into account the use that the garden will be put to and the effect you are looking for.
A plan can be prepared for all or part of the garden and will include an outline sketch of the area along with a list of plants and a detailed estimate of costs.
Carrying out soil tests around your garden so that the right plants can go in the right place and get the nutrients they need. Knowing the PH value and identifying if soil needs to be fed and enriched is an important starting point.
Identifying your existing plants and mark their positions to work out if they are in the best position. You may want to keep some plants and change others. Having an inventory of the plants in your garden is important for planning maintenance.
Identifying micro-climates like possible frost pockets and how they change during the year. This is important because it can increase the number of possible plant choices and effect where they are positioned.
Creating a scale plan of your garden marked with the plants you want to keep. The plan can be used to help with longer term planting and maintenance.
Garden Plant Information list of plant care info by botanical name