Landscapes Designed to Inspire

At Zarcon Landscape we understand that your outdoor space is an extension of you; your interests, your style and your values. That’s why we put an emphasis on following a process coupled with great landscape design, which results in the extension of your home to the outdoors. We have qualified and certified designers with formal training that strive to create unique landscapes and design solutions on an individual client basis; straying away from “cookie cutter” templates.

Our design process ensures that the final product embraces form and functionality, while meeting budgetary requirements, to create the perfect retreat for yourself, your family, and your friends, and increasing the value of your property. We build a relationship with you through the design process which translates into a foundation of honesty, integrity and trust.

We’ve all heard that old adage “Failing to plan is planning to fail.” Although it may be cliché it is true. The design is essentially a well thought out plan that takes into account a variety of considerations including: opportunities, constraints, potential issues, aesthetics, materials, construction process, budget and other critical items. A proper design ensures that issues are worked through on paper before a shovel hits the ground helping to mitigate cost overruns, increases in project scope, change orders and scheduling delays. The simple fact is that it’s impossible to accurately estimate a project let alone construct one without the proper set of plans and for that reason any project beyond a certain scope requires the design process.

From ideas and concepts to final custom 3D renderings, our team strives to allow you to visualize your proposed landscape and outdoor living space through easy to read presentation documents. These documents provide you, the client, a better understanding of the design, enabling you to provide feedback, make design decisions and avoids surprises on the appearance of the final product.

All these factors culminate into a professional, low stress, high satisfaction experience with a fantastic outdoor space.

1. Client Consultation

Meet on site and introduce ourselves to you, providing you with background information on our company, and take a walk through of the site.
Review the design process.
Discuss a “rough” budget and design fees.
Discuss your overall vision including the scope of the project.

2. Design Proposal

The designer will present you with a design proposal agreement to either sign on site or review.
The agreement will outline the scope, deliverables and a design fee.
**With smaller projects an onsite estimate to complete the work maybe provided and for specific large projects a proposal and agreement may be presented to you once completed.**

3. Site Analysis & Planning

Site measurements (including topography), inventory and analysis.
Photograph site for design and referencing.
**On new builds or when the client has hired other professionals to work on site or design plans we typically prefer to work with them beginning in this phase and continue to consult with them as required throughout the design phases.**

4. Conceptual Design

Concept plans and concept 3d visualizations.
Sample photos of materials, plants and features to convey concept.
Revisions until the final concept is created.
Budget review.
**Larger projects and site developments may require several meetings between the conceptual design and the final design including investigation into permits and approvals – smaller projects that do not require permits are often finalized after one design concept meeting.**

5. Final Design & Construction Estimate

Final design development: master plan, 3D visualizations.
Architectural plans, details, specs, engineered drawings (when required) – these drawings are required for construction, accurate estimating and permits.
Planting plan or concept planting plan.
Material specification
If requested accessories specified including: furniture, planters, urns.
Construction estimate presented.
**Should the scope of the final design change prior to construction an adjusted construction estimate will be created and presented.**

6. Pre-Construction

Construction contract drafted, reviewed and signed.
Permits if required.
Construction scheduling and sub-contractor co-ordination as required.
Materials ordered.
Utility locates ordered.

7. Construction

Construction and installation of design.
Regular reviews and status updates to client.
Site foreman and designer available daily to ensure quality installation with high attention to detail.

7. Project Close Out

Final walk through.
Outstanding items finalized.
Final invoicing.
Review of warranty and recommended maintenance
“As built drawings” created if required for utilities/systems.
Professional photography of project.
View our maintenance services ensure your investment stays protected and looking great for years to come.

1. Client Consultation

Meet on site and introduce ourselves to you, providing you with background information on our company, and take a walk through of the site.
Review the design process.
Discuss a “rough” budget and design fees.
Discuss your overall vision including the scope of the project.

2. Design Proposal

The designer will present you with a design proposal agreement to either sign on site or review.
The agreement will outline the scope, deliverables and a design fee.
**With smaller projects an onsite estimate to complete the work maybe provided and for specific large projects a proposal and agreement may be presented to you once completed.**

3. Site Analysis & Planning

Site measurements (including topography), inventory and analysis.
Photograph site for design and referencing.
**On new builds or when the client has hired other professionals to work on site or design plans we typically prefer to work with them beginning in this phase and continue to consult with them as required throughout the design phases.**

4. Conceptual Design

Concept plans and concept 3d visualizations.
Sample photos of materials, plants and features to convey concept.
Revisions until the final concept is created.
Budget review.
**Larger projects and site developments may require several meetings between the conceptual design and the final design including investigation into permits and approvals – smaller projects that do not require permits are often finalized after one design concept meeting.**

5. Final Design & Construction Estimate

Final design development: master plan, 3D visualizations.
Architectural plans, details, specs, engineered drawings (when required) – these drawings are required for construction, accurate estimating and permits.
Planting plan or concept planting plan.
Material specification
If requested accessories specified including: furniture, planters, urns.
Construction estimate presented.
**Should the scope of the final design change prior to construction an adjusted construction estimate will be created and presented.**

6. Pre-Construction

Construction contract drafted, reviewed and signed.
Permits if required.
Construction scheduling and sub-contractor co-ordination as required.
Materials ordered.
Utility locates ordered.

7. Construction

Construction and installation of design.
Regular reviews and status updates to client.
Site foreman and designer available daily to ensure quality installation with high attention to detail.

7. Project Close Out

Final walk through.
Outstanding items finalized.
Final invoicing.
Review of warranty and recommended maintenance
“As built drawings” created if required for utilities/systems.
Professional photography of project.
View our maintenance services ensure your investment stays protected and looking great for years to come.

Landscape Design Elements

Total Transformations

Total Transformations

Our team transforms your landscape into beautiful gardens, outdoor living or whatever fits your lifestyle using a combination of our feature services and more.

Gardens & Planting

Gardens & Planting

From annuals to large caliper trees we can work with you to create space using planting for form, functionality or a combination of both; curb appeal planting to extravagant gardens.

Interlock Patios & Walkways

Interlock Patios & Walkways

Whether you are looking for traditional style pavers, slabs that resemble natural stone or a clean modern slab the options are endless for your patio or walkway.

Natural / Armour Stone

Natural / Armour Stone

With a wide variety of uses including small retaining walls, to accents in gardens and features, armour and natural stone takes landscape from ordinary to beyond the ordinary.

Garden & Retaining Walls

Garden & Retaining Walls

Walls can serve a number of purposes that help elevate a landscape. They can be used to retain soil, create grade changes, build planter boxes, and be built free standing to define spaces.

Sod & Lawns

Sod & Lawns

Whether a new build or an existing property in need of a makeover. Our team has installed thousands of square meters of sod. Also the removal of sod, top soil installation, fine grading, sod installation and rolling.

Design Services

Landscape Design Plans

2D black and white or colour landscape design plans which start with a site inventory and analysis move to conceptual planning and finally a concept landscape plan.  Most of our projects require at a minimum a black and white landscape design.

3D Models & Rendering

We possess the technology and skills to create 3D landscape renderings and models. Whether it be to illustrate a feature or allow you to immerse yourself entirely in the space; we are able to accurately develop to scale providing the ultimate in client visualization.

Landscape Planting Plans

A planting plan specifies the placement, spacing and layout of plants.  Our designers strategically choose plant materials based on a wide variety of characteristics with the end goal of creating a lush beautiful landscape that only gets better year after year.

Our design team is ready!

Our Lead Designer

Adam is formally trained in Landscape Architecture with a degree from the University of Guelph, a world renowned leader in landscape architecture education. He has also studied Landscape Architecture at the University of Canberra in Australia and continues to pursue education through various certification programs both theoretical and practical. He recently completed the final sections of his registration exams and is working through his required professional development time to become a licensed Landscape Architect.

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