The Process

Initial Meeting and Discussion

  • We meet, I listen, and we discuss your needs and desires.
  • We have a walkabout to experience your site and begin to assimilate the possibilities together.
  • I evaluate and assess site conditions such as soils, light, water, grade, and ecological systems to create a base of information that will guide design decisions.

Schematic Design

  • Initial schematic design solutions are developed in sketch for discussion.

Design Development / Construction Documents

  • A schematic design is agreed upon and developed further to include layout, potential planting palette, hardscape options and materials.
  • An initial construction estimate is prepared for consideration.

Construction Administration

  • Construction documents are prepared for bid.
  • Bids are reviewed and a contractor is selected.
  • During the construction phase I meet with contractors, oversee earthwork and installation as needed, tag plant materials and stone, shop drawings, and make site visits when concerns or issues arise.


  • Following the initial installation I provide oversight of additional¬†planting, maintenance, and training as needed.
Site Plan