|1. On Site Meeting:
An opportunity for the designer and homeowner to meet one
another and look over the property. Now is the time to discuss aesthetics, function and,
perhaps, solutions to problems.
Preliminary Drawings*: These basic line drawings
illustrate how space can be divided, shaped and utilized.
Details & specifics are not a priority at this time.
* This phase is not always
necessary and depends upon the size & complexity of the area
|3. A Plan Is
Prepared: With information gathered from the site and
design & functional objectives defined with the homeowner, a
site plan complete with a "planting legend" is
4. Site Work, Construction & Installation: A
methodical process where each phase and every element
contributes to the project. This "staged"
process should allow opportunites for the homeowner and designer to discuss the
landscape's progress and any necessary changes. Any
compromise in the quality of material or workmanship could
jeopardize the long-term success of the landscape.
5. Immediate & Future Care:
The importance of plant care & property management cannot be
overemphasized. This is a living, ecological system.
Every property is different and every plant type offers its own
unique challenges & opportunities. Look for site-specific
instructions and a coordinating schedule (month-to-month) that
guides you and/or your maintenance contractor.