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This is the typical design process. Your project could vary to match your needs.
iNFORMATION-GATHERING (site survey) &
The process of design begins with gathering information from you. We provide a questionnaire that helps you. We will ask you a lot of questions (designers are trained to be curious), measure and photograph your property in order to prepare a base plan. We use this plan to review site issues. It is the underlying basis for the design.
The concept plan is an accumulation of your garden problems and dreams and my design ideas and solutions. The plan shows existing areas to remain, new hardscape (that’s paving, decks, fences, water features, etc.), proposed garden furnishings, tree and shrub locations and planted borders. We meet as a team to discuss the plan and estimated costs, then decide which ideas and solutions you prefer. If you'd like a perspective sketch included, I will include one in the design proposal. The goal is to help you understand the character of your new garden. Because we use the computer for drafting, it is easy to convey plans back and forth via email during this phase.
The master plan shows the final design, to scale, and is based on your approved concept plan. It locates all hardscape, furnishings, and plants. It documents everything you approved during the concept plan meeting so you have an overall permanent record of the design. We can provide as many hard copies as you wish and/or digital copies.
DOCUMENTS YOU OR YOUR CONTRACTOR WILL NEED:
PLANTING PLAN, PLANT LIST & DETAILS_
The planting plan locates & specifies each plant by botanical name.
The plant list provides botanical and common plant names, quantities, recommended sizes.
The report provides additional details & photos.
HARDSCAPE PLAN & DETAILS
The hardscape plan locates & dimensions new paths, decks,
retaining walls, water features, etc. and specifies the materials to be used to the limit the law allows.
It may provide conceptual sketches for your contractor and more, as needed for your project.
The lighting plan locates & specifies outdoor light fixtures.
DURING CONSTRUCTION, KEY TIMES TO HAVE US ON SITE ARE:ou get what you asked for, and it's located perly.
- at the beginning of installation
- review of hardscape installation
- plant placement prior to planting
- lighting placement & direction
- post construction review
POST INSTALLATION SERVICES
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