Our Complete Landscape Design Process
When it comes to landscape design, we do our best to stick to the British Army’s now famous 7Ps: “Proper Planning and Preparation Prevent Piss Poor Performance.” Through years of hands on experience we’ve been able to come up with a general template that can be applied to most landscape design projects to streamline the process for our designers without sacrificing the quality of the project once it’s complete. Our professional landscaping contractors always have your best interests in mind, and will ask you what kind of view you’re looking for in your outdoor space before jumping to any conclusions. We have a five step process to ensure that your outdoor landscape comes out exactly how you want it to.
1. Survey Your Property
Before we do anything, we access the qualities of your current landscape. This includes everything from taking stock of any vegetation that’s already on your property, existing drainage options, the type of soil you have, and what the climate is like in your area. We take measurements of your yard’s dimensions to make sure that any plans for gardens or other outdoor features will fit into your existing space and to begin figuring out how best to structure your landscape.
2. Initial Quote
Once we’ve completed our survey of your yard and landscape space, we’ll give you a quote. This will be based on a number of factors. We mainly consider the types and complexity of the outdoor features you request, their placement, the cost of materials and time the project will take to complete, and any other potential ongoing maintenance costs that will be incurred further down the line. We’ll always go over each item included in the quote with you before moving forward with your project.
3. Rough Mock Up
After coming to an agreement with you, we’ll start creating mock ups of potential landscape designs to share with you for feedback on what do and don’t like. We focus on what the space is being used for, who’s using it, and how it functions in conjunction with the other landscape features and additions that will be built alongside it to make sure that it’s a solid fit and to your liking.
4. Final Design
When the final design mock up is approved, we’ll begin solidifying everything into a master design that includes everything you asked us to build. From drought tolerant gardens to custom pond and waterfall construction, we’ll have detailed notes on your exact specifications.
5. Complete Build Out
From there, we’ll start gathering the necessary tools and materials to complete your project, then we’ll get to work on it. We’ll begin reorganizing your existing features to make room for the new additions and amenities you asked for and start forming the landscape to fit your new specifications. Then we’ll begin building your custom features strategically, so that the work is done efficiently at times that are most convenient for your schedule.