How I work with you
Here’s what you can expect when you enlist Garden Gal’s services:
- Initial Consultation
- Design Outline
- Concept Drawings
- Final Design
1. Initial Consultation
It all starts with a visit that generally takes between one to two hours. We talk about your garden goals and any special needs or challenges you may have. We might walk about your neighbourhood so I can see your reaction to different garden styles. I will bring a few books and magazines for you to look at to further gain your sense of style.
If you need maintenance and bed restoration but no design then we will come to an agreement. You will sign off on a work order and Garden Gal will get to work.
If you want and need a design then you will need to provide me with a copy of your Real Property Report (survey plan) and be prepared to talk about your budget and whether you want to stage the installation of the design over a few years or see completion in one season. I will take measurements, pictures and do a site inventory. Then I go away to work on Concept Drawings. Once you decide on the concept drawing you prefer I then go away again and work on the Final Design with recommendations about the implementation process.
2. Concept Drawings
I will do to scale freehand drawings that allow me to examine different solutions. I generally provide you with a couple of options and you will make a decision as to which one you like best.
3. Final Design
You will be presented with the final comprehensive drawing along with a plant list to complete the design. This detailed drawing to scale is a useful tool that makes it easy to order the proper amount of materials to purchase for the whole design. You can price it out or you can show it to any hardscape installer who can give you a quote on materials and labour.
Please note I will require a deposit of 20% of what I estimate the design will cost—to get the ball rolling. Garden Gal requires that you sign a contract and work will begin upon clearance of the deposit cheque.
INTEREST OF A
GARDEN IS THE
EXERCISE OF THE
~ MRS. C.W. EARLE