Every successful landscape project must begin with a PLAN.
Our approach to landscape design is to consider a holistic integration of the landscape in terms of function, aesthetic, biodiversity, sustainability and the environment. There is much you can learn from the design process. Our clients often consider the journey as enjoyable as the project build. Your landscape has the potential to change the way you live and feel on your property. This is why it is so important that this process is both collaborative and professional. Let us help you navigate through your vision to see the potential in your property.
1. Site Visit and Initial Consultation
Clear communication is the first step to good design. We begin with a site meeting where we see your property and hear your wish list. Based on this meeting and the information we receive from our Design Brief Questionnaire, we will produce your design brief, outlining our general recommendations to move your project forward. The more you can tell us about your likes and dislikes, vision and expectations, the better we can plan.
The design brief will include a suggested budget for discussion. Having the budget discussion ensures an efficient design process that doesn’t overreach or underwhelm. Once you have allocated a project budget, we require a 15% non-refundable budget deposit at which point, we can schedule your project and proceed with the conceptual plan.
2. Conceptual Plan
We will create a conceptual plan that incorporates the elements from our site assessment and your design brief into a general layout. We will require a copy of your property survey including locations of all underground services and in the case of a new build, your foundation plan. If you do not have either of these documents, we can arrange to have a surveyor provide this service for you. We will review this plan with you and mark-up with comments and changes.
3. Landscape Plan
Based on the mark-ups of the conceptual plan, we will produce a landscape plan, complete with a plant list, product list and any additional details required.
4. Landscape Design/Build Contract
Upon approval of the landscape plan, we will generate a landscape design/build contract and firm up your schedule.
Once your landscape is built, we can provide you with a landscape care package that will include required care for plants, lawns and any hardscape including unit pavers and natural stone.