Our dedicated team of experts understand Melbourne’s unique climate, and also our clients’ busy lifestyles. As qualified garden designers, we select plants that are suitable to the climate, with a focus on suitable leaf texture, colour and form.
With training and experience in all aspects of landscape design and construction, including paving, lighting, brickwork, feature walls, drainage, ponds and pergolas, our landscape designers can give you something that is not only beautiful, but also functional and sustainable.
Luma Landscapes by Lachie Anderson offers a holistic garden design service and is renowned for exceptional service, great customer support and original garden solutions that are not only aesthetic but also functional and innovative. The design process has a sequential order from consultation to concept design, design development through to construction documentation and finally the administration of the contract and actual landscape construction and realisation of the design.
This stage of the process involves meeting the client and discussing their desires and requirements. Once the client’s preferences are conveyed and an initial appraisal of the site and the scope of the project is established, a proposal is compiled and presented for the client’s consideration. Included in this is usually a specific fee to perform the design.
Upon the client’s acceptance of the proposal, we conduct a full site analysis and inventory to assess the assets and limitations of the site. From this emerges a comprehensive landscape design that complies with the client’s briefing. This design illustrates and incorporates features such as the configuration and function of spaces, areas of soft and hard landscaping and structures and provision of services such as lighting and irrigation. This concept plan is then presented to the client for review.
After consulting with the client, the initial design is amended and refined to incorporate their desired changes into a final plan. At this stage, samples and images of the proposed materials including plants and surface treatments are presented to the client for approval. Once all elements have been selected, issues resolved and a final design has been committed to, the detailing of the construction of the job commences.
The preparation of full construction documents includes the set out of the site, a surfaces plan, a services plan, a planting plan, all construction details and a written specification. During this phase it may also be necessary to get some input from other professional bodies including engineers, building surveyors or council representatives.