Garden Design Process

•    Initial Site Visit


The initial site visit will consist of a tour of your yard as well as a thorough discussion of your gardening style, wants/needs and the possibilities for your outdoor space.


•    Site Analysis

During the site analysis, I will note existing plants, sun/shade, soil type, elevation, slopes, views, and wind patterns. Measurements and photos will also be taken at this time. (The site analysis may occur at the same time as the initial site visit.)

•    Design Options Meeting

At the Design Meeting, you will have a chance to review landscape design options that I have prepared for you. These are working designs that we can discuss and change. During this visit, I will show you images of these design options to help you visualize the final design.

•    Final Design

Once we have met and discussed the different options for your landscape and you have chosen a final design, I will finalize the plan. The final master plan includes:



o    Final Landscape Plan - The landscape plan is an easy to read but detailed plan of your garden. It will show where the plants/materials are located throughout your garden.

o    Final Landscape Pictures - These are pictures of how your garden will look once installed and as it matures. These are similar to those shown to you during the Design Options Phase.

o    Planting Plan - The planting plan provides plant information for every plant listed on the plan.  

o    Material List -  A list of the quantities of the plant selections and building materials needed to complete your project will be provided.