2. Terrain preparation.
This stage starts from cleaning the territory.
Construction waste, dead standing trees and fallen leaves are hauled off. The ground should be cleared from weeds and prepared for bedding greenery.
All plants which are planned to be preserved undisturbed should be protected by tying up, covering up with a net and fencing in.
The driveways for heavy machinery are mapped out. The terrain should be marked off. The hills are leveled, ditches for ponds are dug and base for flower beds, alpinarium and rockeries is laid.
3. Technical and construction works.
At this stage, automatic watering pipelines are being laid; lighting fixtures are being installed and connected with power supply.
While laying the utilities, it is important to avoid pathways, benches, playgrounds and places designed for heavy kitchen equipment (stationary ovens, grills).
Otherwise, if there is a necessity of repair works, one will have to dismantle the object which entails losses of both time and money.
When all the necessary systems are laid, the preparation for paving the pathways and grounds, installation of smaller buildings (gazebos, pergolas, greenhouses and playhouses), equipment of ponds, fountains and dams shall begin. The places for planting and decorations are also preliminary mapped out.
4. Installation of small architectural forms and decorative elements.
Everything that started at previous stages shall be finished. The pathways are paved finally; tables, benches, chairs, garden sculptures, swings, slides and everything designed at the project stage are placed in their positions.
The final stage involves bedding of plants. First of all, trees shall be placed in their positions. Then, more lowgrowing shrubs shall be planted. They are followed by perennials, lianas and bulb flowers. Lawn grass and annual flowers which give the opportunity to change the main color range annually and add a touch of diversity to the scenery are the last to be planted.
When conducting the works from scratch, they seem to be quite large-scale and can take weeks. The best option is to entrust your lot to experts. Professionals will not only suggest helpfully how to arrange everything, select plants and calculate everything, but also save your time, money and nerves.