Our service has been streamlined to make the entire process of creating your garden enjoyable and effortless. We offer a wide scope of works and handle all aspects of project management around the house from irrigation systems to pool construction, from grey water systems to tennis courts, and from driveways and earthmoving to name a few.
Great care is given to all stages of the project and every effort is made to ensure that our workmanship and all work undertaken by our contractors are done to the highest standard.
The development and growth of your garden to its fullest potential is important to us. We are as passionate about your garden as you are!
7 Steps to Creating Your Garden
Initial meetings to discuss the concept and particular requirements of the client and the site are held with the designer and the brief will be confirmed in writing. The long term maintenance of the garden will be discussed during the initial consultations with the client as this affects the design and plant choice.
At this stage a quote will be given by the designer for the design stage. Upon acceptance, the design stage will involve the analysis of the site, meetings with other professionals involved in the project, discussions with the client, production of a scaled design concept sketch, further discussions following presentation of the design concept, and modifications until the final concept is approved.
Once the design is finalized, a detailed quote is prepared by Heimo Schulzer Gardens. This sets out exactly what materials will be used and in what quantities. It also details many variables such as cartage and labour and will give an estimate of the time required for the installation of the garden. The quotes have been designed to give the client a concept of what will go into the landscape, and follows a detailed analysis of the site by Heimo. The requirements for changes in ground levels, drainage and soil amelioration will be included along with any other specialized requirements of the site and design.
The quote aims to be as flexible as possible so that items can be easily removed or added. Generally the work of an irrigation subcontractor is included along with other relevant specialized subcontractors, such as tree surgeons, stonewalling, boreholes and pumping systems. The company offers project management of the entire outside space around a house if required, i.e. pools, tennis courts, garden lightning, small building works, decking and other paving treatments, driveways, wood and steel screens.
On acceptance of the quotation for installation, a programme will be drawn up and the procedure explained to the client. Other interfaces such builders, security and lighting contractors will be factored into the programme.
The project will be guided by Heimo and Morne who will undertake the project management, including any technical detailing and practical resolution of any design issues in conjunction with your designer.
The site will be managed by a Site Manager and a dedicated Foreman with a team of men experienced in the tasks to be undertaken in the garden.
During installation, plant choices will be discussed with the client. This is done by way of plant lists prepared by the designer for each section of the garden, which then are adjusted after discussion. Key plants such as instant trees may be the result of visits to nurseries together with the client. Client involvement is encouraged. The best way forward for the long term maintenance of the garden will be discussed and recommendations made.
On completion of the project, a handover meeting will be held when the irrigation system will be explained in detail to the client or the maintenance contractor. Key aspects of the maintenance will be discussed with the client to ensure that the client feels confident with their new garden. We take great pride in our customer service and are always on hand to be of assistance to our clients.