How a Landscape/Design Consult Works

Landscape Design


At Alternative Landscaping, you can count on a professional approach to planning your outdoor spaces. As designers, we strive to creatively incorporate the elements and features important to you in such a way that the basic design principals of order, unity, rhythm, and function are taken into account. What is achieved is an engaging design that is both beautiful and functional, but also achieved within your budget.
Professional landscape design and installation is an investment in the future of your property. For residential properties, it increases usable living space; in both residential and commercial settings, it increases property value. Importantly, landscape design and planning helps avoid costly mistakes as it ensures plants and the correct materials are used properly.


Consultation


Meeting with you and learning about your needs, wants, and dreams for your landscape project is where our process starts. After this takes place, a site visit is required to create a comprehensive landscaping plan. When you make an appointment with one of our designers, the first step is to complete our design questionnaire. We’ll then arrange a meeting with you and our design team which will last approximately one hour. The designer will review your completed questionnaire at this time. You’ll be provided a cost for the landscape design which will be payable at this time to move the design into reality. The designer does all site measurements from which they will prepare a computerized concept drawing. During a subsequent meeting at our office, the designer will review the concept drawing with you to ensure we are communicating the vision and function, then the plan will be
finalized and printed. Build and estimating process follows the design process.


LANDSCAPE Installation Services


We specialize in the installation and construction of:
• Total landscapes for residential or commercial projects
• Hardscaping – retaining walls, driveways, patios and walkways, decks, fencing, and custom outdoor kitchens to complement your lifestyle and current property function
• Custom planting, water features, complete softscaping, and outdoor living spaces that enhance surroundings.