Six Steps to Landscape Design/Build
1. Initial Consultation/Client Questionnaire
Here we meet with you to assess the site’s opportunities and constraints. In addition, we review your landscape goals and priorities and set a landscape budget for phasing. Scope of work is defined initially by size and type of property. We ask clients to fill out a questionnaire that defines their goals and priorities for the outdoor space.
2. Landscape Plan Development
During landscape plan development, information is gathered both from the site and you to define the opportunities and constraints present in the current plan development. This starts with an image study of potential landscape elements you would like to incorporate. The images are reviewed by our staff for style preferences, priorities and goals, and we have a dialog with you on images that allow us to understand your needs. Site data is then gathered which can include spot elevations, measurements, images, microclimates, drainage problems etc. These site elements are then integrated with your priorities and goals.
3. Presentation and Budget Study
We present the landscape plan proposal package which usually comprises perspectives, models and plans to graphically communicate the design to you. At the same time, we review the construction sequence and general project costs with a detailed budget study. After this meeting we refine the material choices on critical elements and make any changes needed to your plan.
4. Construction Contract/Scheduling
The final landscape plans and construction contracts are developed based on the initial design presentation and budget study feedback received. We review the construction contract details, construction sequence, and scheduling of your project. Investment in the construction of your landscape is made as a deposit to secure your place in our schedule.
5. Construction of Your Landscape
Execution of a landscape design from a graphical representation of an idea requires field experience. Each design installation is coordinated by the lead designer and landscape crews to maintain the integrity your landscape vision developed during the design phase. During this phase of implementation, we initiate site review of plans, mark the site for critical measurements, acquire materials and coordinate teams of artisans to construct your landscape.
6. Construction Walkthrough and Maintenance Plan
At the completion of the project we walk through the site with you and provide recommended landscape maintenance and irrigation schedules. Many clients choose to implement a landscape maintenance plan to protect their investment.