The initial consultation is a process during which:
- The client and designer meet to discuss the client’s needs, wants and desires.
- The designer assesses the site in order to identify all the essential conditions that will influence the design. This inventory includes the topography, existing site elements such as walkways, fences, etc., offsite conditions, availability and quality of light, soil, moisture, wind and existing plant material.
- The designer makes general suggestions which are discussed with the client.