So after 20 years of garden maintenance including design and development, the change over to design and landscaping has started (https://www.gardenwisewatford.co.uk/)
I have to admit it's really stressful, with a steep learning curve. Currently halfway through the first big job in Wembley, with another one seemingly lined up. Really have to work hard to get my head around the new scale of things.
I'm going to look at a potential job which would involve terracing a moderately steep slope, where the soil is thin, and on chalkland (Dunstable area).
When I did a short course in garden design many years ago, there was no mention of surveying the area, but recently I met a garden designer who always surveyed her gardens using a theodilite. Can anyone tell me please, is that standard practice now? I'm not sure exactly how to handle this particular design/landscaping. I think for me to actually design it, I'll need to invest in a theodilite and maybe some other equipment I have not yet laid my hands on?
I would be very grateful for any guidance or advice about a project like this please?