A landscape design can be as simple as a sketch with some perennial ideas for an existing flowerbed, or as complex as an architectural layout detailing precise elevation targets. It can include full-colour perspective renderings, architectural elevation drawings of decks, fences, and sheds, comprehensive plant lists, and top-down layouts showing the location of all soft and hardscape elements.
Whatever the scope of work, a design is essential to the landscaping process. A landscape design is the point of clarification between client and contractor, and has helped avoid countless misunderstandings. It acts as the idea-board throughout the landscaping process. It helps us envision and plan the entire landscape before any level of investment, and is an indispensable part of building an outdoor space that is unique and suited to those that will live within it.
Landscaping is a labour-heavy and involved process. It takes enormous dedication and planning to make even modest changes to a landscape. Having a design in place before the process begins ensures that the investment of effort is as efficient as possible, that it returns a product that is visually and experientially satisfying, and that continues to grow and flourish ad infinitum.
We love designing landscapes. It is an incredible way to get to know people.
A landscape design is the least costly part of the process, and easily the most important. Even if you’re planning to do the work yourself over several seasons a landscape design is essential to stage the process, and to understand the desired outcome as a whole.
We would be happy to simply meet and discuss your ideas.
Our work-sites are kept tidy, our employees professional and approachable, and our regular communication comprehensive. We are good neighbours for the duration of the construction process, and we will still be pleased to see one another at the conclusion of the project.
We are skilled carpenters, stone-workers, low-voltage electrical technicians, landscapers, plumbers, concrete installers, gardeners, and general contractors. Every aspect of your yard will be built with an accomplished and patient set of hands. Structural and organic foundations will be crafted with a depth of quality that will keep hardscaping true and plants lush for a lifetime and beyond.
We will continue to add detail and tweak the design as we work, considering carefully each element as it is built. Our communication continues and evolves through this process, which allows us to weave even more personality into the landscape. The end result will be something unique and personal, and that fills the soul to interact with. It will be complete, and will have all the space, tools, and guidance it needs to grow and mature. It will be a new garden every year, and will sooth and inspire in new ways as it develops.
We will not evaporate when your project is complete. We offer ongoing care and development, and nothing pleases us more than being invited back year after year to watch your garden grow.