Designing Your Dream Landscape
The creative process involved in the landscape design profession is what keeps us enjoying what we do every day! Each project offers a unique challenge for our designers to satisfy. So many requirements must be incorporated into each of our designs. Establishing what our customer's list of wishes are and then meshing them with our design ideas.
We must factor in several important details such as budget, material likes, level of maintenance, environmental factors, property grades and elevations to name a just a few. Our clients will frequently comment on how much they enjoy the landscape design process from developing the initial design through the installation of the landscape project.
For the last 25 years, we have been involved in the landscape design profession, during this time, we have worked with 1,000's of homeowners on their landscape projects.
We design complete Master Plans or individual elements such as foundation plantings, walkways and patios. We specialize with any scale project, from large multi-acre properties to the most intimate spaces. Depending on our client's needs, we may include in our designs the layout of walkways, patios, terraces, walls, shrub, tree and flower borders. Some projects can include decks, fences, pools, play areas, lighting and outdoor furniture placement. We strongly believe in delivering landscape designs that are not only consistently beautiful but are also within scale of the home and neighborhood.
We will meet you at your home for a consultation to discuss possible landscape ideas, material selections and project budgeting!
Defining Your Landscape Goals
At our site meetings, many questions will be asked about your project's scale, styles, materials and plants that you like or dislike. We will generate a list of requirements that will help us to better understand your landscape wishes!
Create the Design
The next step is to take all discussed ideas from our site meeting and put pencil to paper! We will prepare a to scale design solution of your proposed landscape project!
Prepare the Estimate
The final step is to develop a comprehensive breakdown of your landscape design. Finalizing material selections, quantities and sizes of site element. Both material and project labor is listed in our landscape estimates so that you have complete understanding of all work we have proposed!
Our Landscape Design Process
After our meeting at your house and defining your landscape requirements, we may be able to work up your quote without the need of a design. Although, if we feel a design is the best way to proceed, we will offer to create for you a landscape design. Simple designs are usually free! More complex designs may require a fee depending on the scale and time required to produce the drawing. If a design fee is required to proceed, we will begin only after your full approval of our design quote.
Typically a specific project, such as a foundation and walkway design, will range between $75-$200. A full site design of your property, which may include walks, patios, pools, plantings and lighting can range between $200-$400.
If it's determined that a design is not required, we will provide you with a written estimate for your review and approval. The estimate will specify all material selections and list all included work. If design work is required: A Design Agreement will be presented based on the landscape and hardscape elements to be included in your project. This will also take into consideration the estimated budget range established for each element or phase.
Once a signed proposal is submitted, our production team will begin to schedule your project, obtain any necessary permits, and order materials. Before any work begins, your project's designer will arrange a meeting on site, as needed, with you in order to assure a smooth order of events during the construction phases. During the course of the project, we encourage our clients to ask questions routinely.
Revisions and adjustments can be made during the project but all additional work needs approval by the homeowner through the use of change order contracts. At completion of your project, you will be presented with a closing package to include a copy of your plan and contract, all care guidelines, warranty information, product information, as well as any project specific information that may prove important.
Design Services Offered:
Landscape Master Plans.
Walkway & Patio Plans.
Landscape Planting Plans.
Landscape Lighting Plans.
Detailed Pool Design.
Perennial Garden Layout Plans.
Fencing Design & Layout.