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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