The Design Process
Our design process is a collaborative effort involving
the exchange of information and ideas. Together we will design a
well thought out environment utilizing low maintenance plant selections,
earth-friendly planting techniques, and sound follow-up care practices.
1. Initial Consultation:
We will meet with you at your home to discuss your
ideas and vision for your garden. We will walk around your property
together and discuss your questions, concerns, plant preferences, and
After our meeting, we will prepare a proposal that will
detail the design objectives and each phase of the project as well as an
estimated cost of your design.
3. Site Analysis and Measurements:
Upon acceptance of the proposal and a deposit, we will
analyze the site and take photographs and measurements. A thorough
site analysis will identify potential problems and allow us to correct
such issues as erosion and related drainage problems, unacceptable noise
levels, or unsightly views.
4. Base Plan and Preliminary Concepts:
We will create a base plan (example) of your existing landscape
from which we will develop two preliminary designs that will reflect your
style and needs. These designs will show the major circulation
routes, hardscape, structures, trees, and planting beds. Existing
plot plans of the major property can aid in making the design process
proceed more quickly.
5. Client Review:
Together we will review the preliminary design (example) and all
other aspects including materials and plant recommendations.
6. Final Plan:
Based on your suggestions, we will then create the
final plan (example) and provide you with full color drawings and plant
information. The plan will include a scale drawing, a plant list
(quantities and sizes) and locations of landscape features. For
hardscape elements such as terraces, decks, walkways and walls,
construction notes and drawings are also provided.
Once the final plan is complete, we work with you to
install the complete landscape or, if you prefer, assist you in
implementing your project in phases. We can coordinate with
recommended trade professionals for site construction and installation.
Acting as your general contractor we will secure bids/estimates and
coordinate installation. We can personally source and obtain all
plant materials and garden accessories. Throughout this process we
will continue to oversee the work to ensure proper implementation.
We will also be happy to assist you if you would like to do some or all
of the installation yourself.