Design Process

Over the last 15 years and 2,100 projects, we've perfected the design and build process. To get things started, one of our project managers/designers will meet with you (on-site) to understand you vision for the project. Expect this meeting to take between 30-90 minutes and will cover:

  1. Your vision for the project
  2. Budget considerations
  3. Use space analysis
  4. The landscaping design and build process
  5. Five Year Warranty

Phase 1 – Project Scope & Paperwork

Once we understand your vision for the project, we'll have one of our award winning designers draft an initial design including lines, color, texture, functionality, hardscapes, softscapes, water features, outdoor living areas, plants, and any other aspects of your vision. This process takes about 15-25 hours of work, thinking through plants and materials, drainage, design, use, and other factors and includes:

  1. Measuring your property
  2. Assessing the challenges of the landscape (testing the soil, analyzing existing plants/trees, analyzing grade, slope, and drainage, etc)
  3. Designing the project on paper/electronically
  4. Estimating cost of materials and plants
  5. Getting bids from subcontractors
  6. Estimating the time necessary to complete the project

We'll draft the paperwork and have a second meeting to walk you though the hundreds of options of natural stone, pavers, design consequenses and other items to ensure a perfect product--not to mention you being the talk of the neighborhood. 

Phase 2 – Final Design

Once we have final alignment, we’ll take your vision and translate it to the final design taking into consideration any refinements and changes as necessary to ensure you get the yard of your dreams. 

Phase 3 – Agreement and Scheduling

Next we'll draft an official bid and paperwork. If the bid is agreeable, agreements are signed, you deposit the down payment, and your project is calendered. If the bid needs adjustments we can revise the bid at no additional cost as many times as you would like. 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.

Phase 4 – Construction

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 Walkthrough

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 or provide go-forward maintenance options. If you have questions after your installation is complete, just call and we’ll happily answer them.

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