our process

how we work

I arrive on site with a bakkie full of luxurious healthy plants.  There is a sense of relief and expectation on the faces of those who have toiled over the building for months. 

Their work is done. This is where my work begins 

I start with a  Concept Plan, which is  adjusted and re-designed though out the project to meet the needs of the site. 

The weather is taken into consideration. I become acquainted with the shadow reach of the buildings, the soil profile; the prevailing winds and the wildlife that visits. It is an organic, ever-changing process. 

It is for this reason I love to meet with the architect and the client and to be part of the exciting process of creating the right landscape from the beginning.

Teaming with them, I help to connect the client’s interior world to their outside world in ways that suit their unique style.  Creating “outside rooms’‘ so that they can “live” close to nature and benefit from the emotional well-being that results. 

I have a holistic approach, which includes training their gardeners, returning to advise and correct any problems that may have arisen. 

  1. ON SITE SURVEY AND ANALYSIS OF THE SITE AND BUILDING – With questions as to the USE of the outside landscape and the envisaged
  2. A CONCEPT PLAN – This is drawn up and a VISUAL INSPIRATION BOOKLET created to show the potential PLANT PALETTE for the various ZONES/ROOMS
  3. A QUOTE IS SENT  – The design can be adjusted at this stage to fit in with any budget constraints or other changes requested.
  4. OPTIONS – The client can then choose to either purchase the CONCEPT PLAN and implement it themselves or to continue with Little Fields Landscaping into full INSTALLATION
  1. A MORE DETAILED PLAN – Can be requested at this stage.  This costly stage is usually waived in the interests of more budget being placed into the plants themselves. 
  2. PREPARING THE LAND  Cut and fill; creating slopes and levels either by hand or with machinery. 
  3. HARD INSTALLATIONS – Being monitored and advised. 
  4. INSTALLATION OF THE GARDEN – With great emphasis on getting the SOIL (which is the life blood of the garden) and the DRAINAGE corrected. Followed by the installation of the plants. 
  5. TRAINING THE GARDENER or GARDENING SERVICE – On how to maintain the upkeep of the garden. 
  6. RETURN FOR SEASONAL VISITS – During the first year.

visual inspiration book

VISUAL INSPIRATION BOOKLET created to show the potential PLANT PALETTE to be used in the garden.