We all want that glossy award-winning magazine garden that everyone is in awe off. Even as landscapers, we sit back and admire the hard work and dedication of others to create that final result. We understand the key factors for its success.
The garden which you see before you had countless hours spent on it even before shovels hit the ground. The misconception of the consultation process not being worth the investment, could not be further from the truth. Every component involved to bring that garden to life, is honed from the first onsite consultation. The consultation process incorporates many elements that are unseen in our growing industry. Gone are the days of the joke we as landscaper hear “plant green side up”.
As we are all becoming more time pour our personal time needs to be on point, wanting that tranquil lifestyle outside the everyday rat race. Taking the time in getting to know the clients is the fundamental key to a project success. Discussing the client’s outdoor lifestyle desires whilst being practical with use for family, friends, and pets is a critical factor, and sometimes the biggest hurdle. If the project looks phenomenal but impractical the mark has been missed. Landscape consulting and design considerations, assist with the many facets that the untrained could clearly miss.
Once the outdoor lifestyle is established, the next stage in the consultation is set by the one thing we hear all too often “I don’t have time”. With this knowledge of client’s time management to maintain compared to the outdoor lifestyle investment a theme will evolve and a concept plan can start to take shape.
Cliental factors aside, there is one component we can’t design or change but mealy appreciate, climate. Modern materials and plants are constantly evolving to push the boundaries but everything has its limits.
With all the elements refined in the consultation process, that next page in the magazine will be yours.