FROM INITIAL CONSULTATION TO FINISHED LANDSCAPE

Our design / build process takes you through the steps we use to take your project from initial consultation through to the final finished landscape.  The process works to ensure that the project transitions smoothly from design to build and that you are left with not only a stunning landscape but a great client experience throughout the design / build. Great design and craftsmanship is in the details.

LANDSCAPE DESIGN / BUILD PROCESS

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

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 **

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 **

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 **

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 **

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

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

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.

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