It is easy to overlook the importance of good landscape design and what value that can bring to a homeowner. As a landscape designer, Scott’s job is to make sure he listens and understands all of the goals of each homeowner. It is one thing to sit and talk about a list of items but something completely different to compile those into tangible elements on a designed landscaping plan. By working through the landscape design and putting all of the thoughts and ideas on paper it helps ensure that all goals are met. It also confirms that the homeowner and the designer are on the same page.
For Scott, the owner, and lead designer, it’s his personal responsibility to make a meaningful impact on the lives of each homeowner. It is not about just making someone’s yard look “pretty”. There is a bigger mission to improve the quality of life. A good landscape design should balance beauty, smart water usage, and the practical ways in which people use their yards. At the end of the day, the opportunities are endless but if these criteria are not met it has failed.
Our full landscape design offering is more comprehensive than the four-hour workshop. Most clients need guidance with plants and material selections. We start with an initial meeting on the property to define goals and take measurements. A preliminary design is prepared in the office and reviewed with the homeowner on the property. Any feedback from the homeowner is incorporated into a final design. The final landscape plan shows and labels all hardscape areas, new and existing landscape beds, pathways, decks, water features, etc. This plan is also to scale and can be used to prepare an estimate. We provide free estimates if a homeowner wants an idea about installation cost. The plan shows and labels all plants. There is an accompanying plant legend which shows all plant names. This plan can be taken to a nursery for assistance gathering plants and trees.