Hello Summer 2017
I'm excited for summer to come - I love the smell of earth and herbs in the garden. I love the scenery around me, busy bees, butterflies, dragon flies and I keep myself among flowers everyday.
Yes, it is such a honor to work outdoors. It is also fast pace, and I want to make sure I serve all the lovely gardens. For those who needs a smiling gardener in your garden, here is a process of my new clients intake:
GARDEN PLANNING 2017
Please let us know if this is a new garden, or an existing garden or a rejuvenation project.
For project that includes the Hardscaping (drainage systems, brick work, pergola, fences, sitting area) in your home, I would suggest that your first consultation will be with a landscape architect, who can look at the over all plan of your home. I can refer you to landscape architects if needed.
For projects that focus on Greenscape: "plantscaping", this is my area of expertise. These are my process for client intake:
1. Consult - I will come and meet you to survey the property and determine what you need. This will be 1 hour session, with Q and A on site.
2. Design - We draw up the plan and budget. (The hand sketch and plant selection, plant pricing will be sent via email after Consult meeting. )
2A. Editing and Finalizing Garden Plans -then approval by both parties.
3. Install - We will schedule delivery of materials (usually a day before install) and installation date.
4. Maintain - We offer property maintenance visit bi-weekly or once a week.
Fees: Consultation fee ( $150 + HST) - This will cover the cost of Consult and Design. You will have a sketch and shopping list of planting medium and plant materials and sources.
Payable on the site visit date by check or credit card. Invoice will be sent upon booking.
If you already have a design and you are ready for 3. Installation - I offer shopping assistance services. The soil, mulch, plant materials will be delivered to your residence. We will provide the installation services and maintenance thereafter.
Smiling Gardener * On Site Manager