Designing a landscape seems complicated, but at OHS, we make it as simple as possible through a series of consultative meetings. And the first one is FREE!
When you’re looking to change, upgrade, radically redo, or just make your garden more visually appealing, the first thing you do is go shopping! When we talk to people, they tell us that they go to the local garden centre, Big Box Retailer, or ask their family, friends and neighbours for advice and pick some plants that look pretty, smell nice, attract butterflies, create privacy, or any other number of reasons.
That’s a fun way to start! What you really need is a Plan! That’s why we’re here. We’ll come to your home, meet you for a coffee or cup of tea and discuss your objectives.
We’ll ask simple yet very necessary questions to get a feel for what you want, need, and wish you could have. Things like: “What do you wish to accomplish with your landscape?”, or “How much time do you want to spend in the garden?” or “Do you like flowering shrubs, evergreens, low growers, colour, perennials, annuals, ornamental grasses, stone, mulch, …?” Yes, the list of questions really open up the creative thought process. They’re necessary, and very VERY important! When you go to the local supermarket, you take a list, right? You know what you want, and how much you need,… we help you create that list before a single plant is purchased or a shovel is stuck into the ground.
We’ll clarify boring details like slope, light exposure, hours of sunlight, micro climate constraints, soil conditions, and take detailed notes about these tedious details.
We do this because we want you to LOVE your Landscape Design!