Consultation At your property we discuss your vision and desires for your landscape and garden. We will develop strengths and opportunities and assess challenges and limitations. The proposed engagement process will be discussed at our initial meeting.
Site Planning and Design My design approach is focused on listening to the client. Depending on the size and complexity of the project, I have the choice of using simple pencil sketches or landscape design software that provides scaled 2 & 3D view drawings. I will include photos of the plants I am recommending, along with illustrations of hardscape and the other architectural elements of the project.
Proper planning and attention to the design assists in fulfilling the vision and desires of the client and facilitates the objectives of achieving a realistic project budget and timeline.
Budget & Timeline Proper planning and a detailed master plan will facilitate the process of developing realistic budgets and timelines.
Plant Selection I have an eye for developing a garden design that recognizes that the color and texture of the foliage are as important as the inclusion of flowers. The garden plantings will be diverse, interesting and well suited for their placement within your garden.
I will assemble a team of qualified, experienced and cost competitive contractors and or tradespeople;
Construct a fixed price proposal and quote;
Support the project by providing direction and oversight;
Provide coordination and communication between those working on the project and the Client;
Work diligently toward the goals of accomplishing the vision and at the same time spending monies wisely and bringing the project in 'on budget' and 'on time'.
Renovation and Renewal I can bring your existing garden back to life, make it the showplace that you envision and assist you in keeping it that way.
Ongoing Oversight (Optional) I can continue to work with you and your garden service to ensure that the new or upgraded garden is maintained in a way that promotes its health and beauty. Monitoring irrigation, adding proper soil amenities and providing for proper pruning are critical.
Specialty Pruning I have extensive knowledge and experience in overseeing and pruning trees and plants for form, beauty and health. My goal is to use the proper aesthetic techniques to ensure shrubs and trees are transformed into beautiful specimens as they continue to mature.