Landscape Design Specs

Landscape Design Checklist

The following questionnaire is designed to help you think about how you might gain the greatest satisfaction and enjoyment from the design of your outdoor living space.


It will also assist us in tailoring our initial consultation best suit to your needs.

Personal Information
  • Name :
  • Email :
  • Mobile :
  • Address :
Background Information
First, we would like to gather some initial information about your garden and your home.


  • What areas of your property do you wish to redesign?
    Front GardenRear GardenBothOther (please give details)

  • Are you able to provide us with any of the following?


  • Which is your Local Council?

  • Is your residence ...
    Own PropertyRental PropertyInterim HomePreparing for sale

  • What would you like to re-design in your garden?
    Overlooking / PrivacyPlants not thrivingOut datedPoor conditionNot my styleDamp spots/Drainage problemsOther (please give details)

  • Which elements of the garden would you like to keep as is?

  • Which elements of the garden would you like to renovate, remove or re-design?

Defining the Spaces

Now we would like some information on how you would like to use your new garden.


  • Your outdoor area is used for...
    Outdoor diningOutdoor entertainingCookingCasual seatingQuiet retreatChildren’s play areaSportsVeg/Fruit GardenHobbiesSwimmingOther (please give details)

  • Which utility areas need to be included?
    ParkingStorage ShedWorkshopClothes LinesPet AreaCompost AreaBins AreaOther (please give details)
Design Principles

The next section focuses on the overall look and feel you are trying to achieve in your outdoor space.

  • Is there a particular garden style you have in mind?
    FormalAustralian NativeContemporary/ModernCottageTropicalAsianMediterraneanPermacultureOther (please give details)

  • For each pair of design forms, which do you prefer?
    Straight linesCurves
    SymmetricalAsymmetrical
    FormalInformal
    Terraces/stepsGentle slopes

  • Which words would you select to sum up the overall feeling of the garden?
    RelaxingPrivateEnergizingSocialExcitingSpiritualPlayfulOpenShelteredOther (please give details)


Plants & Trees

Please supply some information on the plants you might like in your garden.

  • What goals are you trying to achieve through your plantings?
    Add fragranceAdd textureAttract wildlifeCreate privacyReduce windGrow ediblesProvide cut flowersLow maintenanceLow water useOther (please give details)

  • Which do you prefer?
    FlowersFoliageboth

  • Which flower colours do you prefer?

  • Do you have any particular plants you would like to include in the garden?

  • Do you have any plant allergies?
    YesNo

Construction and Maintenance

Some information on construction and ongoing maintenance of your garden / outdoor area.

  • Are there any particular landscape features you would like to include in your new garden?
    DeckPergolaGazebo/CabanaPavingPoolSpaSaunaBBQOutdoor kitchen / Pizza ovenFire PitSports courtWater feature or pondSculpturePaths / StepsFences / WallsRetaining wallsChildren’s play EquipmentLightingIrrigationOther (please give details)

  • What would you like your outdoor area made of?
    ConcreteBrickRocks/bouldersFlagstoneSlateMarble/limestoneGravelTimberBarkWrought ironSteelCopperGlassOther (please give details)

  • What is the timeframe for construction?
    ImmediatePhased

  • What is your budget for landscape design and construction?
    Under $10,000$10,000 to $25,000$25,000 to $50,000$50,000 to $100,000Over 100,000

  • Who will do the ongoing maintenance?
    Manna LandscapesOther gardening serviceClient