Garden and Landscape Design Consultations

Garden Bed Design – Initial Consultation

Are you looking for a way to beautify your property? Great looking gardens are a great place to start. With there being so many different plants out there, many homeowners don’t know where to begin. Hiring a professional to provide guidance on the best plants for your site conditions can be a wise choice – and offer the best chance for long term survival of your expensive softscape feature.

Shade Group (Shade Group) is a family owned and operated landscape, garden and excavation company based out of west Ottawa. We specialize in custom gardens and garden bed designs. Heather is our in-house softscape design specialist. She teams up with Alan, who provides the construction brawn, to bring the designs to life.

The Consultation Process

All of our garden design projects start with an on-site consultation. These consultations typically take about 1 hour – depending on the size of your property. During this site meeting we meet with the homeowner to discuss their likes, dislikes, comfort level for maintenance, and preferences for plants and colours.

Existing Site Conditions

While on-site we take note of the existing site conditions:

  • Existing plants/trees;
  • Lighting;
  • Soils;
  • Moisture, and
  • Identify any other applicable constraints and opportunities.

Finally we take measurements of the areas where you’re looking to have a design prepared for.

Next Steps

After the initial consultation, the homeowner has three options:

  • Receive a recommendation summary;
  • Receive a high level concept sketch, or
  • Undertake a full-detailed garden design.

Why Choose Alan and Heather for Your Project?

When you choose Shade Group for your project you are partnering with a small, locally owned, family run landscaping business. With Alan specializing in construction and Heather specializing in landscape and garden design they are the perfect team to help you transform your property into the envy of your neighbourhood.

The Shade Group team is large enough to handle your design services of all sizes but we’re still small enough to give your new landscape the specific care and attention it needs to make the big impact on your curb appeal that we’ve promised.

Our business has continued to grow through word-of-mouth from our many happy customers who refer us to friends and family. It’s through our continued commitment to quality and customer satisfaction that we are able to continue doing what we do best!

We believe in providing great service, superb communication and value with every project we complete!

If you’d like an estimate for your project please fill out our contact form and we’ll get right back to you. We strive to respond within 24-48 hours - so if you haven't heard from us - check your junk mail filter!