Meet On-site to Discuss your Project Scope.
Clients have a great understanding of their property and site conditions. We will meet and review your project wish list, maybe make a few suggestions or add to your list, and discuss design options. This way we ensure the landscape plans reflect your lifestyle and needs.
We will Conduct the Site Inventory.
Certified Landscape Designers complete this task. We record existing site measurements, determine elevations and capture ‘Before’ photographs. This allows us the opportunity to detail existing site conditions and topography which we may want to preserve during the design process.
Conceptual Master Plan
Create a Plan View Plan in CAD.
“The job for me really is a 50/50 split, with half the time spent in my head creating wonderful spaces, while the other half is spent learning who the clients are and understanding their needs.” For a conceptual plan to be successful, we listen to your ideas, hear about your vision and wishes for your project, then we work to create the best design solutions to fit your property. During a meeting, we will presented to you with your Conceptual Plan. This is a great time to make changes to the drawings.
The approved Conceptual Plans are transformed into Detailed CAD construction layouts. Our Landscape Packages are customized for your project and can include the following drawings or plans:
COLOUR PLANS adding color and shadow to a landscape plan brings it to life. It communicates depth and textures. It adds interest to the plan and gives our clients a better visual understanding of the finished product.
HARDSCAPING PLANS includes construction details and material selections for patios, walkways, woodworking, exterior structures, retaining walls, and waterscapes. These elements form the framework for a landscape. We want to get it right, the first time.
PLANTING PLANS includes a detailed list of proposed plant materials with labelling in both common and botanical names, quantities of plant materials and nursery sizing. Selecting and placing plants is an art. Arranging plants in the right place for health and function is a science. Both the art and the science are needed to create a beautiful, sustainable garden.
LANDSCAPE LIGHTING PLANS offer customized light fixture selection and lighting techniques for low voltage systems. Lighting can bring your landscape to life at night. Additionally, lighting promotes safety and security for your family at night.
MASTER SITE PLAN with details and measurements for local city, township and conservation building permits.
ENGINEERED CONSTRUCTION PLANS can be developed for decks, structures, retaining walls, and outdoor buildings.
3D RENDERINGS are powerful design tool that allows you to see your project before it's built.
Along with the detailed plans, we provide a Project Resource Booklet. This booklet provides a breakdown of proposed landscape and plant materials and resources for your project. Included is an in-depth plant section with plant photograph, description, planting instructions, and after-care tips.
We Can Make it Happen! One-stop-shop.
Convenient and efficient. We make project construction and installation, easy. Why? Because we know your landscape plans by ‘heart’. Clients tell us they love our project management services. We take the stress out of landscape construction. Our team of skilled craftspeople and landscape contractors are committed to providing exceptional construction and high quality installation. This isn’t a one-off project for us … this is what we do!
The work we have completed allows us to position ourselves as experts in Landscape Design | Build.
Dearborn Designs & Associates is fully insured carrying Errors and Omissions Insurance (Design) & Liability Insurance (Construction).