Tender documents and Project Management
I will visit you in the comfort of your own home to discuss plant ideas and a suitable service for your garden.
"Gardening is the art that uses flowers and plants as paint, and the soil and sky as canvas" Elizabeth Murray.
A garden without plants and flowers is like visiting an art gallery only to see a blank canvas hanging on the walls.
We will visit your garden to give you a full appraisal and advise what plants and flowers will grow in your garden beds. We will then design a planting plan to your specific requirements. Once this plan is created we will discuss this with you and make amendments, if necessary, before any planting commences.
The planting plan will either be hand-drawn or using C.A.D. depending on the scale of the design.
If you would like to obtain comparable quotes from three reputable landscape companies to carry out the construction of the garden, I can prepare a specification document outlining the precise work to be undertaken such as the construction methods and materials to be used. This will be sent to the contractors along with the design, contract documentation and any other relevant drawings so they can quote for the work on an equal basis.
Once you have chosen your contractor and the build gets underway I can make regular site visits to ensure the landscapers and other professionals deliver your garden exactly as planned.
There is such a huge choice of plants available at our garden centres and nurseries. Getting the correct plants for your garden is overwhelming to some people. Soil type, a sunny spot or shade area, drainage, water requirement and climate all play an important part on which plants go where. Knowing when to plant is also a practical consideration. Plants, like humans, need nutrition and water.
We can help you make the right choices for your garden ensuring that you don't make costly mistakes. We can do an on-site analysis of your garden and will visit the garden centre or nursery centre with you to make your selection.
We can plant your plants ensuring they get the very best start to give you years of pleasure.
Why restrict the use of your newly designed garden to the daytime? Introducing lighting has numerous advantages; extended use of your garden, increased security and safety.
What could be more romantic than sitting under the stars enjoying a drink with friends and loved ones in your own garden.
The use of garden lighting is endless and only limited by your own imagination. Path lights increase safety and security, uplighters beautifully highlight that stunning gum tree, downlighters in trees create a moonlit effect, aquatic lights enhance your water feature, spotlights can be used to highlight statues and urns to great effect.
12 volt lighting has made running costs a fraction of their 240 volt counterpart. It is easy to install and even if your spade accidentally cuts through the wire you won't get electrocuted. The lighting can be set up to be turned on manually, with sensors, timers or by remote control.
General maintenance $45 per hour
Specialised hedging and Topiary $50 per hour (2 metre maximum)
Design costs are variable so please contact me for these.
A $150 design consultation will be charged, this will be deducted from your final bill if you proceed.
This service is designed to start planning your new garden. I will create a tailor-made plan and perspective drawings to set you on your way. This service is invaluable when planning your paved areas, water features, decking and garden beds.
The consultation will include:
Hand-drawn (or C.A.D) sketches listing suitable plants and their ideal location
Plant selection list
Individual plans for garden features
Visual presentation using sketches and/or computer images
Plant selection tour at the garden centre of your choice
Quote for suggested plants and other features
House selling Makeover
If you're thinking of selling your home, you may have given the house a coat of paint to freshen it up but have you considered the garden? A design and makeover will have immediate impact, it will make the most of your garden and complement your house. Statistics prove that improving the 'street appeal' can increase your chances of achieving a higher price.
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