Andy Wilson Landscape Design


Below is how the design process typically works. However, not every job needs all these steps, and I am flexible to work in any way that fits your project and budget.

I meet with you on site at no cost to discuss your needs, learn more about your landscape project, and give you a price for doing the design work.

If the project's a go, we complete a Design Agreement and then I take detailed measurements of the house and yard. I then create a basemap of the site using AutoCAD.

For most projects, rough concept plans are done by hand over the basemap. Then a concept meeting takes place to go over my ideas. This is a great step because you get to see your landscape for the first time on paper, along with a number of creative and problem-solving possibilities that will get you excited about the project's potential.

After you've looked over your concept plans and picked out all the things you like, I create your final detailed landscape plan on the computer. We meet again to go over this final drawing which includes a full planting plan and comes with a list of plant material and plant cards with a photo and information of every plant. One revision of the final plan is included to make sure you can make those final adjustments to get the design just right.

When your landscape plan is completed I will work with you to get bids from local contractors if that's desired, or I can help you plan out installing the project yourself. If you are doing the project yourself I can help you get plant material at a great price and save tons of money.

Benefits to designing first:

Your ideas and long-term vision are represented in one clear master plan.

By designing before installation, not during, you get a more thorough and creative thought-proccess, and thus a better end result.

The plan can easily be broken down into smaller projects that can be done in phases while maintaining the overall vision.

You have a clear and understandable document to use when getting bids - ensuring everyone is bidding the same thing.

When it comes time to install, you have a guide to ensure a successful finished project.

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