The Landscape Planning Process
We believe landscape planning should be a flexible and pragmatic process. At our first meeting with a client, we discuss: the client’s priorities and style preferences, any practical problems (e.g., need for pruning, supplemental drainage, etc.), that the site may present, and the client’s budget and maintenance objectives. Next, we look at the spatial and topographical relationship of the house to the land, in order to determine the best layout for the garden. As part of this process, we also assess site conditions affecting outdoor activities, plant growth and maintenance.
Based upon this information, we then make specific layout, planting and other landscape recommendations to the client. These recommendations always include a specific quotation and budget, and any planning or other information that may be helpful for that project — ranging from layouts staked out right on the site, to detailed drawings, to portfolios of plant photos and descriptions.