Garden Design For Large Gardens
Larger sized gardens can be interesting and challenging spaces to design and they can often be overlooked or be dominated by neighbouring garages or walls, so carefully chosen specimen or pleached trees can be suitably positioned to block out undesirable views. Curving borders can be used to great effect to create the illusion of a bigger space or angular lines can be imposed to create lines of force to divert the eye.
When designing small gardens it is possible to use hard landscaping materials instead of lawn as the centrepiece of the garden, the designer optimises seating areas, borders, utility areas and central space with maximum efficiency to provide the best possible solution to suit your design brief.
Both formal and informal designs suit the small garden, themed, traditional and modern styles all work well, planting is best chosen carefully to to suit low maintenance to reduce overcrowding and to avoid those plants that can grow to dominate the space.
After surveying your garden a survey plan is drawn to scale, from this we create a 3D Sketch Design model, when the model is complete we capture views which we present to you in the comfort of your own home or office. Once the sketch design has been agreed we then prepare the Master Plan drawing.
Once the sketch design has been agreed, we then prepare the Master Plan this is a fully annotated drawing that has been drawn to scale. The drawing shows the positions of borders, paving and garden features. This drawing also includes existing/new levels and short form specifications. This drawing is used by the contractor to price the garden work and set out the garden ready for construction.
Planting plans are drawn up once the master plan has been completed and agreed, they are based on the position and size of the borders designed and the style of planting required to suit the soil conditions and aspect.
The plants are labelled with the quantities required in the position indicated and entered into a planting schedule which shows the plants name in Latin along with the total number of plants required and their size. This drawing can then used to order the plants and set them out in their correct positions.