What to Expect

CONCEPT PLAN – 1 visit

Upon booking  an appointment I will send you a 2 page Questionnaire & ask you to fill it out & return to me at least one day prior to our meeting.

When we meet,  we’ll do a brief walk around your yard.  I’ll give you a binder of Plant pictures along with one of Landscape Ideas to peruse.

Then I will do a rough pencil sketch of your entire property, including anything you wish to keep. Not only plants are kept/added but also anything manmade – such as decks, pergolas, etc. as they are all part of a design.

Next we’ll discuss the Questionnaire & plan the yard accordingly. Once you are happy with the Conceptual Plan, I detail the sketch in ink making it easy to follow & read.  

 At this point I ask for full Payment (either cheque or E-transfer).

Looking forward to working with you!


LANDSCAPE DESIGN  – 3 to 4 visits

The Concept Plan (described above) is the first step in the full Landscape Design, but with a full Design,  I take it a few steps further. 

Once we’ve gone thru’ the Questionnaire, compiled the customized list of plants & completed the roughly sketched pencil plan,  I will ask for a 20% deposit (either cheque or E-transfer).

Next I measure your yard in detail & take this information back to my drawing board.  Your property is then drawn to scale on grid paper.  

It is very detailed, accurate to within one foot,  & shows placement of everything existing  & to be added as well as an accurate list of  plants required to complete the plan. 

I then set up a second appointment so you can see your property drawn to scale & we’ll fine tune the details to your content.

The third meeting is to present the entire finished package to you.  At this point I ask for full payment (either cheque or E-transfer). 

You will then receive a both a digital & hard copies of the Landscape Design.

An important benefit of the Design over the Concept Plan is that more time & thought is put into developing the best for your yard!

Looking forward to working with you!


       “I  feel my role as Designer is to listen to you first.   Then I take your ideas & come up with a plan that works for you.  I can certainly offer lots of ideas & thoughts but in the end your Landscape Design should reflect what YOU want – NOT what I want.   I can work with as little or as much input as you desire!  Aside from numerous benefits, having a yard plan makes your entire yard development much more manageable.  It definitely helps you decide where to start & then you can easily proceed in phases at your own speed – definitely money well spent!  I love working with Nature & I love what I do ……….. & it shows!”

 – Denise Balcaen


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