GARDEN PLANTING DESIGN FOR NZ

STUCK FOR PLANTING DESIGN IDEAS FOR YOUR NZ GARDEN?

When it comes to 'bang for buck' nothing transforms your garden quite as cost-effectively as planting, but plants are tricky and it's an area where people often get stuck. 

Plant selection is a specialist area of garden design. Fortunately our DIY Designers are planting design experts who can create a gorgeous planting design suitable for your NZ garden. Interesting and unusual plant combinations, NZ Native planting themes, lush subtropical gardens or a flower filled paradise. Whatever style of garden or landscape you desire, we can create a professional planting design for you or your garden contractor to work from. 

Garden Before Planting

Before photo professional planting garden layout
Garden After Planting

After photo professional planting layout

POPULAR PLANTING DESIGN SERVICES

From simply suggesting a plant palette, through to the preparation of full planting concepts & planting plans or plans for resource consent, we can help you get this tricky but crucial aspect of your garden project right. We offer three types of planting designs

  • Planting Plan
  • Planting Concepts 
  • Planting Plan for Resource Consent 

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

1. PERSONALISED PLANT PALETTES FOR YOUR NZ GARDEN

All our garden designs feature individualised plant palettes which show a selection of suggested plants and planting combinations suitable for New Zealand gardens. They provide you with visual inspiration and enable you to do additional research about plants for your garden before you commit to the actual planting. 

plant palettes show a selection of suggested plants

2. DETAILED PLANT SCHEDULES

A planting design, such as a planting concept or planting plan, also contains a plant schedule that provides helpful information for planting or purchasing your plants. 

  • Botanical names of the plants
  • Common names of the plants
  • Suggested quantities to purchase
  • Recommended purchase sizes (very helpful if you are buying on-line)
  • Recommended plant spaces for when planting

3. FULL PLANTING LAYOUT

We tailor the planting to your specific New Zealand garden site, and we factor in your aesthetic needs and your gardening skill level The layout section of a planting design will provide the answers to those puzzling questions....

  • What plants should I use and where should they go?
  • How many plants do I need and how far apart should I space them?
  • What plants work in my soil type or garden situation?
  • What existing plants should I keep and what should I remove?
  • How do I make my garden low maintenance
Branded landscape Plans

4. PLANTING SPECIFICATIONS & MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES

Planting designs such as planting plans for resource consent or developers approval need to contain additional information.

Planting Specifications -These outline the what, when and how of the planting implementation, such as programming, site preparation, planting methodology, and mulching. 

3 or 5 Year Maintenance Schedule - This outlines how the garden will be maintained while it establishes and contains a list of weekly, monthly, 6 monthly and annual garden maintenance tasks.


 

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