Frequently asked questions about our garden design and landscape installation services
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Frequently asked questions about our garden design and landscape installation servicesCraig de Necker2023-02-28T10:58:27+02:00
Looking for professional landscaping. We take a holistic approach to garden design and landscape installation. Each of our gardens is a bespoke design tailored to suit your personal taste and lifestyle.
From townhouse gardens to large residential stands in equestrian estates. Corporate offices to public parks and hotels. We can provide you with a custom landscape design and installation.
As in almost any industry, there are different levels of service available. For example, in our industry, some clients just want to tick a box while others look to create a lifestyle. While there are unscrupulous and unprofessional actors in the green industry, there are those of us who have risen to the top by setting our brand apart from the rest.
By choosing The Friendly Plant, peace of mind is part of the package. For example,we:
are a member of The Evergreen Group, one of the biggest players in the green industry in South Africa
operate from a 44-acre farm, which is owned by our group – this is one of the largest plant-growing facilities in South Africa
have a proven track record, having formally entered the green industry in 1995 and garden landscape design and installation in 2006 (winning our first award in 2008!)
are regularly featured in the media including glossy lifestyle magazines, hardcover books, radio and television programs
can provide you with a list of clients who can give you the assurance and peace of mind that you are looking for
We are a full-service landscaping company. In other words, we offer a turnkey solution including professional garden design (2D CAD or 3D design), plant supply and garden installation. We also have in-house construction teams for garden elements such as water features, decking, paving, fire pits, outdoor kitchens etc.
Most of our work is residential landscaping. Our holistic approach takes your personal taste and lifestyle into account.
We operate from our very own plant farm in Muldersdrift. Situated just off the intersection of Beyers Naude Drive (M5) and the N14 Krugersdorp / Pretoria highway in Gauteng, we are well-situated for our Johannesburg and Pretoria installations. (find us here)
Therefore, it follows that most of our installations fall within the greater Johannesburg and Pretoria areas. We serve clients throughout South Africa as well as clients in many other countries. Find out more about the landscaping services that we offer to our International clients…
There are many landscapers and each has their own approach to their work. Therefore, many landscapers still make use of sketches or concept drawings which are not drawn to scale. In other words, they sometimes simply explain what they aim to achieve without relating theses to real-life measurements. These ‘designs’ may sound great and even look fantastic on paper but simply cannot result in an accurate quotation. Above all, they are not actionable.
Landscaping is a lot like building a house. In other words, you can’t ask a builder to quote you on building your house without first giving them a set of house plans.
We take a professional approach to our work. For instance, a professional landscape design that is drawn to scale is a vital part of our process. This provides us with the information required to properly and accurately quote on our projects.
Like any creative art, landscape design is a time-consuming process. Above all, better results are achieved with time.
Each of our designs is based on the taste and lifestyle of a specific client. Please visit our photo galleries to see the many varied designs that we have created and installed over the years.
We generate our livelihood from our creativity. Our years of experience and our reputation for designing and installing beautiful gardens extends well beyond the borders of our country.
As one of the most celebrated design and build landscaping companies in South Africa, we offer an unrivaled service to our clients.
Of course, there are different horses for different courses and there are many landscapers who will provide you with a sketch or a design at no cost.
In conclusion, while we do charge a design fee for our work, we also offer free landscaping consultations at our 180,000m2 plant farm in Muldersdrift by appointment. You are most welcome to bring a set of house plans and photos of your garden. In addition, we will provide you with our input with absolutely no obligation from your side. It is worth noting that we also have really good coffee to enjoy while we discuss your project.
Each of our clients is assigned a designer who designs the garden. Upon installation, your designer is paired with one of our installers who is responsible for the physical installation of the project under the supervision of the designer. In addition, we do not sub-contract our work, we offer a turnkey design and installation service under one roof. Together we bring your design to life!
Small gardens have been some of our most interesting designs.
Having designed gardens for clients ranging from a mere 20m2 to over 60,000m2, we undertake work in gardens of all sizes. In other words, no garden is too big or too small for us to design and install.
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