A Lifestyle and Property Assessment
We’ll begin your landscape project with an on-site design consultation. We’ll get to know you and your property. What kind of lifestyle do you enjoy now and how would you like to enhance it? What’s working for you, what would you like to change? How do see yourself using your outdoor space? How many guests might you have? Is your style casual or formal?
Together, we’ll assess your property, share ideas and talk about options for accomplishing your goals. Next, we’ll consider the hardscape aspects of the project. These non-living elements, like patios, walls, steps, fire pits, water features, bridges and even outdoor kitchens, will create structure and form in the landscape.
Then we’ll draw on our horticultural expertise to suggest plants that will thrive in your property’s micro-climate, and we’ll learn which of those you’d like to include, based on everything from colors and textures to maintenance considerations. Maybe you have ideas for a certain type of garden or a special use. Let’s talk about them! We’ve designed and planted all kinds of specialty gardens: all-native plants, perennials-only, cutting gardens, organic vegetable gardens, shade gardens…What do you have in mind?
While your property is bursting with opportunity, it may also have some challenges. Lack of sun, soggy areas, eroding slope, narrow planting area, no privacy…these kinds of issues may need to be addressed in order for you to make the most of your outdoor space. We’ve yet to meet a landscape challenge we couldn’t solve.