01 Feb The 5 top questions our clients ask us about Landscape Design
Most landscaping projects start with a plan created by our design team so we asked the team to tell us about the questions that they are asked most often.
What are the top 5 questions our clients ask us about landscape design?
Do I have to get a planting plan designed or can I just get a landscape concept plan designed?
A planting plan doesn’t have to be included in your design process. We often supply clients with just the landscape concept plan which then allows us to start working through the pricing process. A planting plan is often best created when construction is underway. When the project starts to evolve on site, you often gain a better perspective of what will plants work best for your outer space.
How long does it take to complete a full landscape design for my garden?
A design takes around 6 weeks from the first site visit through to a completed concept plan and a planting plan. However we can shorten the timeframe for projects with deadlines. With new homes or renovations, the earlier in the process you engage us for landscape design, the better for you. This allows us plenty of time to work with the architects or house designers and get the landscape plans completed to meet deadlines.
How do I start the design process with Outerspace Landscapes?
Email us at [email protected] or phone 0800 100 750 to speak to one of our team. Following this conversation, we will arrange a time with you to meet and discuss your project. We can meet at our offices or onsite. At this initial meeting, we recommend that you bring your house plans, all your great ideas and any other information you have that relates to your property’s landscaping.
What happens after my initial meeting with Outerspace Landscapes?
When we meet with you and talk through your project and ideas, we will ask plenty of questions and make suggestions on the best solutions for your space. This process helps us understand your requirements and what will work for your landscaping design. Once we have all this information, we put together a fee proposal for the landscape design of your property. On the acceptance of this proposal, we start with the first concept drawing of your outer space.
Does my landscape have to be constructed by OuterSpace Landscapes if you’ve designed it?
No, you are under no obligation for us to construct your landscape. Most of our clients are pleased with their design process and the end result and ask us to continue with the construction. However there are occasions where a builder has constructed part of the landscaping, or occasionally the home owner tackles the project themselves.
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Our promise to you is unsurpassed standards of workmanship, effective communication, expert care and attention to detail.
Our talented team includes landscape architects, structural landscape specialists, project estimators, landscape technicians and a specialist planting and maintenance crew who will work with you to nurture and evolve your outer space.
Invest in expert landscaping. Working with landscape architects makes the process easy for you plus it will save you money and add to the value of your property. And you’ll end up with an outer space that you will love. Take a further look at recent projects by Outerspace Landscapes and read our articles on:
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