The Design Process

When designing your landscape, the most important part is the master plan.  A master plan will save you time and money in the long run, and set you up for a successful project.  So here is how the process works.

1. Initial consultation
During this meeting we will get to know you! We speak with you regarding your wants, needs & desires…your wish list!  We walk the property, do a site survey and listen carefully to each detail.  In this meeting you may want to show us photos, magazine clippings, idea books from Houzz or anything to incorporate into your design.

In this meeting we will discuss, in depth, budget requirements. The reason why budgeting is so important is to give you and us realistic expectations. We do not want to design something that is overwhelming and out of reach for you, rather keeping the scope of the project attainable.  If you do not have the entire budget, the master plan allows you to phase out pieces of the project over a period of time until the project becomes complete. Your master plan will include construction documents, which you often need for permitting.  Most municipalities and homeowners associations require these documents.  This also allows the project to be bid accurately, leaving you feeling assured and confident when it comes to final cost.

2. Design Proposal
After taking all the information from our meeting, we will outline exactly what you are to expect from1 Design Group and your landscape design. This will also outline any fees associated with the design, if any. The fee for the proposal for design is to solidify our commitment to each other to start this process.

3. Design Phase
Depending on the scope of your project this phase could take anywhere from two weeks to a month or beyond. We will be in communication with you via email and phone discussing questions or ideas either of us may have. We will bring all the information gathered back to the design room, creating your design, along with elevations, construction documents and a construction proposal for building your project.

4. Presentation of Plan
You will receive a 24×36 master plan, a PDF of all plant material, and a landscape proposal outlining pricing structure for everything we have designed.  We will discuss any changes if need be and get your feedback from the design.

5. Scheduling & Implementation of Plan
Once we have solidified the design, this is to give you realistic timelines for implementing you’re exciting new landscape project!  We will discuss what you can expect during the construction phase; rain days, leaving the job site neat, change orders, etc.

7. Walk Through

Once the project is complete on our end, we will schedule a site visit for a proper walk through.  This is to ensure all details are attended to and you are over the moon with your new outdoor space!

8. Maintenance

Once your landscape is installed, it needs proper care to grow to its full potential.  Even low maintenance requires some maintenance!  We offer maintenance packages that will allow you to sit back and relax, while we take care of the pruning, mulching, fertilizing, and any adjustments necessary to maintain your beautiful landscape.

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