How Garden Design Online Works
FIVE EASY STEPS!
It’s all done online, so it doesn’t matter where in NZ you live. Our down-to-earth, kiwi-based designers will work with you on our digital platform to create a personalised garden design online.
Our full-site garden concept plans are developed following five easy steps.
1. Select a Service
Browse our Services Page for the affordable, fixed-price garden design service that best suits your project. Following your purchase of the garden design online service you will receive your DIY Designs project guide via email.
This steps you through what you need to do to get your project underway and outlines in detail what will happen at each step of the online process.
2. Provide us with your info
Simply complete the online project brief to form the wish list, and follow the instructions in your project guide to identify & provide us with the info we need to create your design.
3. Concept Development by Your Design Expert
Armed with your info, your design expert will formulate some initial design ideas and then reach out for your feedback in a pre-design chat, before beginning the exciting process of turning your garden ideas and dreams into something of more substance.
The pre-design chat ensures we truly understand what you're looking for from your design before getting stuck into doing what we do best, designing beautiful garden spaces.
4. Screenshare Review & Feedback
We want to ensure you love the direction we are taking with your design so as soon as we have a basic garden concept ready for your review, we ask for more feedback.
Your draft design is emailed through for your considered review. If you've purchased a part-site or full-site design the next step is a screen-share design review meeting where your design expert will explain the thinking behind the proposed garden design ideas and details, and you can give feedback and ask any questions you may have. (For mini designs, plans are emailed for your review, with screen-share service available as an extra service) Your input and feedback means you control the final design direction.
HOW WE DEVELOP YOUR FULL SITE GARDEN CONCEPT PLANS
Stage One: Existing Site Plan
First, your garden designer will get to know your site by drawing up an 'existing garden' plan, using either existing CAD site or house plans, or the DIY measurements you have provided along with your photos. This is coupled with land information data they will source online.
This lets you confirm our interpretation of your existing landscaping and site conditions during a pre-design chat, where we will also discuss your design brief and initial design ideas.
Stage Two: Draft Concept Plan
Then, your garden designer will create a draft landscape concept, incorporating the key components you requested in your wishlist into the plan, along with a personalised planting scheme. A photographic palette representative of any proposed materials, design elements and plants is also compiled.
To ensure we are on the right track, this is then presented for your review via email. When you are ready with your feedback, we meet via screenshare to discuss the design before proceeding to revisions.
Stage Three: Revised Concept Plan
Next, your concept is revised, with final design and garden layout adjustments made to the landscape plan, reflecting your feedback. This includes descriptive information on ideas, materials and components shown in your plan.
Your planting scheme is finalised and a plant schedule is created.
Final Stage: Finalised Concept Plan
Your finalised concept will be supplied as an emailed PDF.
It will include:
- An easy to understand, personalised 2-D plan for laying out your new garden or landscape
- An individualised palette of landscaping materials put together specifically for your project
- Suggestions and suppliers for any modular or prefabricated landscape components
- Personalised planting suggestions
- A detailed plant schedule with spacings and quantities