The design process
We want to translate your wants, needs and vision into a practical and aesthetically pleasing landscape. Here are the steps involved:
- Design Assessment: We meet on-site to assess your property, discuss your goals and begin brainstorming. The project will be defined and written up in a Contract for your approval.
- Site analysis: We gather site details including the dimensions of the house and property lines as well as locating significant trees, grade changes and site features that will remain. This is our starting point for your design.
- Preliminary design work: The creative process begins with your designer taking the information from the site analysis and beginning to develop preliminary layouts with your goals in mind. You then meet and review the preliminary layout sketches and three-dimensional drawings. Your feedback at this second meeting refines the design options and together we finalize the layout, materials, and plant selection.
- Master Plan: Once we have finalized the layout and materials, a Master Plan is drawn, similar to an architectural plan. Accompanying the Master Plan is a detailed plant list and construction notes. We then prepare a document to show the pricing options for bringing your garden to life.
The cost of a typical Design Plan can range from $500 to $3,000 depending on the scope and complexity of the project.
The Design Contract and Scope of Work documents you receive after the initial consultation state the price for the design work only. Pricing the installation and construction costs follows later in the process once many decisions have been made. Once you approve the Design contract, the design work begins.