Landscape design process....................
Assessment (Survey Property)
Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance It is important for us to analyze the current situation and plan accordingly. Failure to properly evaluate changes that need to be made or not made can result in “wasting your landscape dollars”.
Below is a sample of different elements our designers will consider:
a. Lifestyle: Family, Friends, Pets, etc.
b. Environmental Issues: Amount of Sunlight, Grade, Drainage, Existing Trees
c. Neighbor Elements: screening for privacy, etc.
d. Borders, Patios, Arbors, Outdoor Kitchen, etc.
e. Lighting and Irrigation
f. Water Features
g. Plant selection, Color, Texture, Aroma, etc.
h. Budget and Timeline
At the initial appointment; the designer will quote you a price for creating your design plan and will request a down payment before beginning any design work (Typically 1/3 rd of design cost)
Plot your Dimensions
We will plot and/or measure any exterior elements of your yard and home that will be taken in to account for your new design, i.e., trees, windows, a/c, pillars, stone work, patio, etc. It is tremendously helpful if you can provide a survey plan but not required
We begin to compile and work all of the above information into a design. The principle is to incorporate all of your needs and try to meet your wants.
At the approval of the concept plan; the designer will request a progress payment before finishing final design (Typically 1/3 rd of design cost)
The designer puts all the pieces together in a scaled design which meets all of your requirements and potentially all of your landscape dreams. A plan allows you to consider all of the different elements in your project.
Your designer will again meet with you, either at your home or at our office, to present your final design. Meeting at the nursery is ideal as it gives you an opportunity to actually see the plants. At this point you will pay for the balance of the design and the design is yours.
Turning the Dream into a Reality
Landscape consulting services are available upon request.
See Consulting Services for more detail.
Whether you hire a licensed contractor, or you do it yourself, we are available for on-site consulting. Many clients feel more comfortable having the designer check in from time to time to make sure that your vision for your yard is clear and understood by the contractor.
Our 3D landscape design services will help you understand and have a feel for the design. Rather than having to rely on your own imagination with 2D designs to see if your pool is to far from the home or your shade cover produces enough shade, you will be able to virtually take a tour of your new yard. It is a very efficient way our clients to be involved in every part of the design process with Simple Elegance.
Our clients our better equipped to give their creative input upon being presented with a 3D landscape design by one of our architects. This allows the client to make any last minute decisions and alterations to the design before the project is scheduled to begin.
Our 3D landscape design services reduce the need to make changes on a project once construction has begun, which means that it will be finished in a timely matter.
In using 3D landscape design services, you will be able to review the concept and ideas before it is even built. Thanks to the convenience of the Internet, you can choose colors, textures, and computers for your new home project from your computer.
Call Simple Elegance today and we will turn your vision into reality! We’ll guide you on how 3D landscape design services are necessary and a vital asset to your home improvement project.