The Design Process
The process begins when you contact our office. We will get an initial idea of your landscape needs and goals, and then set up a design consultation with one of our designers.
The first design consultation is one of the most important visits. It is our chance to get to meet you and observe your unique site conditions. Our landscape designer will visit your site; take time to get to know your sense of style, likes and dislikes, and your landscape goals. The designer will also make general suggestions based on site layout, plant knowledge, and construction experience. This interactive process allows us to begin to formulate a comprehensive design that incorporates all of the unique requirements of your project. This initial visit will also allow you and our team to determine whether our company is a "fit" for your project. Once the decision to proceed is reached the Design Phase will begin.
The Design Phase is an exciting part of the process. This is where all ideas, visions, and creative juices are put on to paper in a professionally drawn landscape design. Our designers are some of the most creative around, and have a gift of creating some of the most naturally pleasing environments. Our team will once again visit your site to create an accurate base plan. This includes locating and measuring existing structures, plants, key features, and lines. When retaining walls or other grade changes are needed, we determine the elevation of relevant features and grades. Once the site analysis is complete, we then take your desires from our initial meeting, combine them with the existing site conditions, and develop an overall concept for your unique property. This concept plan creatively solves the design challenges and opportunities for your project. Your plan shows the locations of proposed new features to include decks, patios, walkways, water features, fire pits, fire places, planting beds, pergolas, outdoor kitchens, landscape lighting, and more. Once the design concept is complete it will be presented to you for revisions and approval. Using your feedback, we prepare the final plan. The final plan identifies and ties together the scope, feel, color, and texture of your project by defining and specifying the choices in plantings, stone, mulch, pavers, outdoor living, and other landscape elements. After your design has been approved, it’s time to get your project on the schedule, and begin the Construction phase.
We are now into the Construction Phase where your project will begin to take on life. This is the stage of the process where all of the landscape design work transforms into planning and execution. Our landscape construction crews are trained and experienced in all phases of landscape and outdoor living installation, and we communicate the process with you during the time we are installing your new outdoor environment. Your project will be installed by a dedicated crew, with an experienced foreman on site. With our design and construction experience we are able to make adjustments and changes as needed, to ensure the final product is a perfect fit for you. Once the Construction Phase is complete your Outdoor Living has just begun. Enjoy!
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