A. Goals and budget

  • What do you NEED, and what do you WANT?
  • What are you hoping to achieve? What activities do you want to support or make possible?
  • What are your timeframes?
  • What is your approximate budget for this investment?
  • Any other constraints?


B. Ideas

  • Grab a manila folder, a filing box, or an account at www.houzz.com or www.pinterest.com
  • Start collecting images and articles
  • Start sketching and/or making notes
  • Look over the Green Gables services pages and gallery pages
  • Get in touch with us to make a time to sit down with a Green Gables landscaping expert – free, no-obligation
  • Complete your design


C. Arrange your finances

  • Ask your Green Gables landscaping expert for an indication of the investment level for your various ideas
  • Compare the total of your needs and wants with your budgeted investment
  • Consider making use of your mortgage or revolving credit facility, as this is probably the cheapest finance you can obtain (if necessary)


D. Get started

  • Your Green Gables landscaping expert will work with you to create a project plan with indicative timeframes
  • Apply for building consent (if you’re working with Green Gables, we’ll be happy to handle this for you)
  • Pay your Green Gables deposit
  • Sit back and watch the Green Gables team swing into action!