- Meet with the Client:
The first step of our Design Process generally begins by meeting with the client or client’s representative, architect or interior designer to establish specific criteria and parameters. This criteria is based on the client’s personal tastes, the architecture and exterior site conditions. Our goal is to create a unique and exciting outdoor living space that flows seamlessly from inside to out.
- Preliminary Landscape Plan:
The first step of drawing begins with a colored preliminary landscape plan. This plan is drawn to scale showing all areas in scope of the proposed work. Generally this scope of work includes but is not limited to pool and spa design, delineating patios, paths and decking. Planting areas-calling out out varieties and sizes of trees, shrubs and groundcovers. Fountains, trellis structures, fire-rings and barbeques are usually part of this scope of work. Options with overlays may be included in the preliminary plan phase. Preliminary cost estimates are included.
- Construction Plans/Documents:
Once the Preliminary Plan is established, the construction plans can begin. Construction plans are detailed plans drawn to be specific, so that the quality and integrity of our established criteria is followed throughout the installation process. These drawings consist of:
- Planting Plan: Showing varieties, sizes and quantities of all plant and inert Materials.
- Irrigation Plan: Show a new quality working irrigation system to thoroughly irrigate all New plantings efficiently.
- Lighting Plan: A schematic lighting plan that shows specific light fixtures and locations with manufactures specifications for all fixtures.
- Construction / Layout Plan: Dimensions all hardscape elements (pool, spa, hardscape, etc.) This plans calls out specific materials for patios, pool(s), and spa, hardscape (finishes and colors included). Details generally are included in a details sheet showing how these items are constructed.
- More specific costs are included to help establish an overall budget for each construction plan.
- Grading Plan – to be drawn by a civil engineer. This plan shows grades and elevations to establish a correct water flow to all appropriate areas.