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The Three stages of Landscape Design.

There are three stages in the landscape design process.

  • Landscape Project Planning Stage
  • Landscape Design Stage
  • Implementation Stage

Planning Stage

GardenBase  landscape software application. Planning  Phase

This phase is where you decide the objectives and design framework for the garden landscape project  This is a process of analysis where the goals of the gardener/designer for the garden project are developed and refined. It typically involves many questions and discussion when developing the final set of desired outcomes.

  • Project Objectives and Key Results… Establish the garden design desired outcomes and key results.
  • Taxonomy… establish a list of words to help describe the design
  • SWOT Analysis… List the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats of the landscape project
  • Mood Boards… Create mood boards to easily view and contrast the colours, images, words, links connected to your garden design.
  • MoSCoW Analysis… List the must have, should have, could have and would like features of your design
  • Project Management and related Tasks… Set up a task list and dates

Design Stage

GardenBase  landscape software application. Design Phase

In the design stage the conclusions from the landscape design planning stage are put into action.

  • Garden Areas… Define garden and functional areas of the design
  • Plant/Object List… Create a list of objects and plants you wish to include in the garden design
  • Garden Functions… Create a list of typical functions in each area
  • Utilization Matrix… Establish how these areas are used in a typical time period.

Implementation Stage

GardenBase landscape software application. Implementation Phase

In the landscape design implementation stage all the planning and analysis done until now starts to take shape.

  • Project Management.
  • Project Tasks by Date… Report of task due date and description
  • Project Milestones… Key points in the project timeline.
  • Plant Inventory… What plants and objects are required to fulfill the design phase decisions
  • Planting Schedule… What and how many plants/objects  to place in each garden area