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How I Work With You

First, the Meeting

In our first meeting I visit your site and we get to know each other. For the design process to be successfull we have to establish a relationship: you learn about my credentials and I get an idea of your lifesyle and your landscape needs. We discuss the overall scope of the project then, as we tour your property, we consider specific areas such as outdoor living spaces, entertainment areas, play spaces, functional areas, storage, traffic flow, views, etc. We discuss timelines, budgets and implementation of the project.

This meeting takes about an hour.

Second, The Designing

Once we have come to an agreement I measure the property either right away or at a later time. If you can provide an existing site plan it saves valuable time. I do a site analysis, noting existing plant material, grades, drainage and climate conditions. I try to get a preliminary proposal ready for approval within a week or two depending on the complexity of the plan.


Third, the Review

At our next meeting we review the concept drawings which include hardscape objects (patios, stairs, walls), traffic flow (pathways, stairways) and garden spaces. After our discussion I produce a final plan that incorporates the modifications as discussed. If required, I create a detailed planting plan, construction details or a material list.

The Finished product

Once you have the final plan it can be used to get quotes from landscaping firms. I can assist with finding a contractor and suitable trade persons. You can aslo hire me to consult during the installation process.

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