Step 1 - Consultation
AQL and Wayne De Klijn, are very passionate about meeting people and discussing their horticultural and gardening interests. AQL once onsite will assess your existing site conditions and discuss a brief considering your theme, functionality and budget requirements for your project. After this initial meeting, we will submit a fee proposal outlining the Landscape Design Process, along with our fee proposal.
Step 2 - Concept plan (design)
Your Concept Plan design stage commences following the consultation.
The Concept Plan includes a set of creative designs which I call a mud map that gives you a vision of your new garden. This stage includes drawings with a scaled plan, 3d images to help visualize your new garden and focal features & a proposed material palette with images.
Once the Concept Plan has been completed a consultation is organised to meet with you at location. The concept plan is presented. The concept design is left with you for some time for consideration then any amendments are made, and the next stage continues.
You will be provided with one hardcopy coloured print and also a digital copy if required.
An example of a concept design is below. Or download here
Step 3 - Planting Plan (design)
AQL and Wayne Deklijn are very passionate about plants and how they can be used within a garden or landscape. From providing shade in summer to superb autumn toning’s. Providing seasonal flowering interest and attracting wildlife. Plants play an integral role in people’s lives from visually appealing, cleansing of air to providing food and habititat.AQL pride ourselves on the knowledge of plants and selecting the right plants for you & your garden
The Planting Plan provides a detailed plan of the selected plants and their locations within the garden. This also includes a schedule of each plant's recommended size at planting.
The Planting Plan is then presented and discussed at a consultation meeting, show casing the planting schedule with plant names, flower colours, textured foliage. Plant mature height and spread and flowering season.
The planting plan is left with our you for some time and with feedback provided any amendments are made then we move onto the next design stage.
Step 4 - Construction drawings (design)
The Construction Plan refines the Concept Plan to include a detailed set of drawings which includes
Elevations, construction details, drainage requirements, levels, lighting and irrigation design. These plans also provide notes, final material selection and surface finishes and built element sections and details.
Once the construction drawing stage is complete these plans will be ready to go to have a landscape contractor build your project.
Step 5 - Project Management
AQL offer a project management service where we can come on site to oversee the building process. To ensure the landscape design process is adhered to and the garden or landscape is being built to the highest quality.
The all relevant documentation, meeting notes and payments schedules is provided to our client for the project management process.