One of our project managers or landscape designers meets with you (on-site) to discuss your project. Expect this meeting to take between 30-90 minutes. The initial consult will cover:
- Your vision for the project
- Budget considerations
- Use space analysis
- The landscaping design and build process
- Five Year Warranty
Phase 1 – initial consultation (no cost)
Paver Patios and walkways are the foundation of your outdoor living area. Therefore, it is critical that your outdoor space be thoroughly conceptualized so the design and aesthetic meets your current and future needs as well as improving the value of your home. Our experienced team will guide you through the hundreds of options of natural stone, pavers, and design consequences to ensure the end product is perfect – not to mention the talk of the neighborhood.
Phase 2 – design document created and delivered (designs start at $1,495)
Next, we’ll take your vision and translate it to paper. We’ll create a landscape design document that takes your vision, budget, and yard challenges and documents it to make sure that 1) we’ve thought through all the considerations AND 2) expectations are aligned. This process takes about 15 hours of work, thinking through plants and materials, drainage, design, use, and other factors. Additional work involves:
- Measuring your property
- Assessing the challenges of the landscape (testing the soil, analyzing existing plants/trees, analyzing grade, slope, and drainage, etc)
- Designing the project on paper/electronically
- Estimating cost of materials and plants
- Getting bids from subcontractors
- Estimating the time necessary to complete the project
Typically, refinements and ideas change throughout this process. We include as many refinements and changes as necessary to ensure you get the yard of your dreams.
Phase 3 – agreement and scheduling
Once we’re aligned on the final project, agreements are signed, you deposit the down payment, and your project is calendered. During peak season (Months of April, May and September, October), it can take up to four weeks for construction to begin. If your project changes after you have signed the agreement, the agreement and payments will be adjusted as necessary and new “change orders” will be issued for approval.
One Week Before Construction we will call and confirm the dates on our schedule. If there is a delay due to weather, vendor inventory, or other factors, we’ll be sure to discuss and reset expectations. Our construction crews will never abandon someone else’s project to start yours and will never disappear from your project to go work on another. While our average landscaping projects can be built in just a couple weeks, complex projects can take a few months or more (depending on the size/complexity, weather, etc.)
Phase 5 – final walk through
The day your project is complete, we will schedule a guided tour of your new landscape and teach you about how you should care for it. If you have questions after your installation is complete, just call and we’ll happily answer them.