landscape advice survey
The initial step in your landscape design project is a survey. We will visit your site to access the possibilities of fitting your ideas into the site.
The process is simple. Below is a list which the surveyor will follow:
- Measuring. Everything has a size. Plants, trees, railings, walls, steps, entrances, the ground, water depth, water volume. These will be measured accurately in metric.
- Identity. Tree and shrub varieties need to be named with their positions recorded. The health of these specimens are noted and photographed. In addition the neighbouring sites should be viewed to note what else grows in the area. Trees and shrubs that need immediate attention are recorded. Hard surfaces may need to be added or taken away, so the manufacturer or type of surface will be noted.
- Soils. Soil test samples will be taken and an evaluation of the general condition of its capabilities, i.e.; does it drain well? Is it compacted? What is the sites history? Is it imported top soil? A test pit will be dug to examine the soil profile, its top soil and sub-soil volume.