The design process usually starts at your property. We survey the site, inspect it, inventory the existing plants and listen to your ideas and wishes. If at all possible, we try to build upon your wishes.
01. Material study
One of the most important parts of the project is the material study. This is the first drawing in which the different elements of the garden are clearly defined and positioned. In this study, you will find the general layout of the lawn, paths, water areas, perennial beds and the location of individual trees and shrubs.
What is included in the Material study?
The material study always includes a drawing of the surfaces with a legend and sheets of inspirational photographs. As the material study outlines all the elements of the garden, we include inspiration photographs so that we can give you the best possible idea of the future appearance of each element. For example, we include wood program options, the colors of each perennial bed, types of paving or lighting, and types of water features.
What should be considered before preparing a mass study?
When creating a massing study, we always find out from the client how they actually want to use the garden. Will there be a need for a playground or a fire pit? A patio, paving or just a lawn? Will you want to grow vegetables in the garden? You also need to think about how much time you are willing to devote to looking after the garden, or whether you will leave its maintenance in the hands of professionals?
02. Planting plan
The main task of the planting plan is to place the individual plants in the space of the future garden. The planting plan should show the exact location of the plants, their full name including cultivar and number of plants. The name of the plant and the number of pieces is indicated by a simple mark (e.g. 6 pieces of Betula jacquemontii – Bet/6).
What is included in the planting plan?
The planting plan always includes a list of plants with the assigned brand, number of plants and planting size. The plan also includes sheets with pictures of all the plants used.
Perennials can be marked in the same way if they are planted in groups. More often, however, they are planted as a mixture, according to the rules given, where each plant does not have its exact place in the planting plan.
We plant bulbs in nests of 1-5 pieces, depending on the species.
The choice of woody plants and perennials depends on many aspects: light conditions, altitude, moisture conditions, client preferences, etc.
It is always a good idea to repeat plants in the garden. Too wide an assortment tends to lead to clutter and overcrowding. It is advisable to choose plants in such a way that the garden is attractive throughout the year.
What should be consider before preparing a planting plan?
From the client’s point of view, it is always a good idea to think about the following: favourite plants, use of fruit trees and shrubs or herbs. Will you want to match the garden to certain colours? Which ones?
03. Delineation drawing
The delineation drawing is used to accurately locate essential elements in the garden. It is a dimensioned drawing. It shows graphically the distance and size of the key elements of the garden. For example, the size of a terrace, lawn or the spacing of solitary trees from other objects in the garden. The delineation drawing includes a representation of the edging strips in the garden.
04. Lighting drawing
As the name suggests, this is the distribution of lights within the garden. It is common to illuminate paths, seating areas or solitary trees. The design of the individual lights is also included.
05. Irrigation drawing
Illustration of irrigation throughout the garden. In the drawing, the different types of irrigation (drip irrigation, nozzles) are distinguished, including a representation of the water line and water source with a control unit.
06. Dimensional drawing
List of all elements in the garden. Based on the dimensional drawing it is possible to create a budget for the garden. Here you will find the number of individual trees, shrubs, perennials or bulbs, and the area of individual areas such as lawns, perennial beds, flowering meadows or terraces. The number of units of all technical elements, including their sizes, are also given.
07. Item budget
We will prepare an item budget based on the dimensional drawing. This is also a technological procedure for the garden implementation, as the individual items are arranged in the order in which the implementation should be carried out. In the case of implementation by another company, we will prepare a blind budget for the needs of the implementer.
08. Technical sheets
The technical sheets contain specific procedures and drawings of the individual technical elements used in the garden. Here you will find precise technological procedures for planting perennials or trees, drawings of raised beds, benches or pergolas, including dimensions and materials used.
Visualizations are an integral part of the garden project, mainly because they give you an idea of how your garden will look in 8-10 years from now. You can see it at different times, for example in spring when everything is flowering or in autumn when the leaves are falling. Do you want to know what the garden will look like at night with just lighting? We will be happy to show you that as well.