Thank you for contacting SECOND NATURE GARDEN DESIGN.
|The purpose of this questionnaire is to obtain info that will be used to prepare a design for your residential site that fits your needs and the ecology of the site. All information will be held in strict confidence. Please feel free to make additional comments wherever you think it would be helpful.|
Existing Site Conditions
Please list the current problems in the front yard that you think should be minimized or overcome in the design.
Please list the current problems in the back yard that you think should be minimized or overcome in the design.
Please list all of the positive elements and qualities of the front yard that you think should be retained or enhanced in the design.
Please list all of the positive elements and qualities of the back yard that you think should be retained or enhanced in the design.
Do you want your parking strip designed?
Do you want edibles? (Vegetable beds, fruit/nut trees, etc.)
How much lawn can you live without? (Open spaces may be retained with the use of low plantings)
Place check those activities in which you want to participate on your site.
Do you want:
Permanent outdoor seating?
Deck or patio?
Outdoor lighting (minimal lighting is recommended)?
Special play area for kids or companion animals?
Please list any other activities you do (or want to do) in your yard:
Desired Site Characteristics
Considering your lifestyle, what feeling or character do you want to establish? (formal/informal, sunny/wooded, private/open, etc.):
Please list the types of materials you prefer for pathways, fences, etc. (reclaimed materials, open fencing, and water-permeable substances for paths & driveways are encouraged)
Do you have specific plant preferences? (Native species are strongly encouraged)
Color preferences? Do you plan to change the colors of your house?
Please list any plants or colors to avoid:
Trees, particularly regional natives, are extremely beneficial. How many would you like?
Which existing plants would you like to keep? (mature noninvasive plants and native and wildlife-friendly plants should be retained whenever possible)
Are there any allergies or other medical conditions which should be considered?
Do you want to disconnect your downspouts to benefit the local ecosystem? Depending on downspout locations, rain garden(s) may be possible to help mitigate excess storm water.
No matter how low maintenance your design may be, there will be weeding and watering tasks for at least the first few years, until plants are established.
How many hours per week are you willing to work on your property?
Will you be hiring out the maintenance duties?
Do you have or desire an irrigation system for automatic watering? (SNGD does not generally create irrigation plans but can make suggestions)
Where will you place your recycling/garbage bins?
Do you need an outdoor shed?
Anything else you’d like to add?