What to Expect


CONCEPT PLAN – 2 to 3 meetings

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 walk around your yard keeping our social distance in mind (I always wear a mask).We will discuss the Questionniare & any other points you wish.Then I will do a rough sketch of your entire property.

After that we will meet online via an app called ZOOM (if you are not familiar with it – just download the free app online & I look after the rest.)

I usually plan for one or two ZOOM meetings to show you pictures of  Trees, Shrubs & Perennials from which we create your own customized Plant List.I will show you a proposed sketch of your plan based on our discussion & the Questionnaire & then throughout the meetings we’ll iron out all the details.I include not only Plants but anything Manmade – such as decks, pergolas, etc. as they are all part of a design.  Once you are happy with the Plan & placement of plants, etc. I detail the sketch making it easy to follow & read.  

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

In the end – you will receive both a  digital & hard copy of the Plan along with your own Plant List.

Looking forward to working with you!

 

LANDSCAPE DESIGN  – 3 to 4 meetings  

The Concept Plan is the first step in the Design Process … with a full Design, I take it one step further.

Once the rough pencil sketch is complete, 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 every tree, shrub & perennial as well as the amount of all plants required to complete the plan.

I then set up a second or third or fourth appointments on ZOOM to show you pictures of  Trees, Shrubs & Perennials from which we compose your own customized Plant List.     I include not only Plants but anything Manmade – such as decks, pergolas, etc. as they are all part of a design.  Once you are happy with the Plan & placement of plants, etc. I detail the sketch making it easy to follow & read.  You can see the yard drawn to scale & fine tune the details to your content.

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

The  final ZOOM get together is to present the entire finished package to you.  You will receive a both a digital & hard copy 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 – well worth the cost!”   

 – Denise Balcaen