Step 1: Fact Finding

We get to know YOU, the SITE, and the ARCHITECTURE of your home. What ideas do you have? What images have you collected? What are the views and the climate? How do you plan to use the space? We meet your architect, your interior designer, and your entire design team. We learn the codes, study site parameters, and conduct necessary research to generate thoughtful design solutions. These conversations are the foundation for designing the right space for you.

Step 2: Brainstorming

This step involves brainstorming and EXPLORING POSSIBILITIES. We generate loose drawings and pull images to convey our ideas. We present you with OPTIONS and you choose one concept. We generate preliminary budgets to show you realistic projections of likely costs. The costs are based upon current competitive pricing from within the industry.


The next step begins with your APPROVAL of the concept and preliminary budget. Now we refine the chosen concept and bring it to life. We guide you through materials, patterns, styles, and color choices. We show details for everything from steps and gates, to lighting and plants. We help you make the final DECISIONS for the design and your BUDGET.

Step 4: Technical Drawings

Technical renderings communicate the design to contractors. These drawings are necessary for obtaining COMPETITIVE BIDS.The detailed plans include EXACT dimensions, materials, and building instructions.

Step 5: Bidding the Job

DRAWINGS and detailed BID FORMS are completed and sent out for COMPETITIVE bidding. We will evaluate the contractor bids first, then present you with price comparisons. Together we decide which contractor is the BEST FIT for your project.

Step 6: Project Oversight

Think of us as an OWNER’S REP working on your behalf. We OVERSEE the contractor and your project’s installation. We go to nurseries and quarries. We HAND SELECT specimen trees, plants, and boulders for your project. We DIRECT hardscape elements, POSITION trees and verify site-lines. We place the individual plants and deliver the final touches.