Let's Talk About Your Landscape Project!
It all begins with a phone call! Once we have connected by phone, we can book time to meet onsite and walk through your property. We'll talk about your project priorities and your wish list. We'll discuss design styles and who will be using the site. This meeting sets the tone for the landscape design and clarifies your personal preferences.
Inventory and Studies
Completed by Us!
A base inventory plan typically shows lot lines; house walls, windows, and doors; elevations; existing structures; and large vegetation. The site analysis studies your properties geographical location; light conditions; and soil conditions. Both elements are required to develop an accurate base plan for your new landscape project.
Master Concept in Plan View
“For me, a landscape design is a 50/50 split with half the time spent in my head creating wonderful spaces, while the other half is spent understanding my client's needs.”
The master concept plan is an over-all layout or road map for your new landscape. It identifies and prioritizes your wish list items. The master plan helps you to see 'on paper' the layout of outdoor spaces and how they flow together. This design could include photographs, pictures, or simple sketches to help express the finished landscape.
Transform the Master Concept Plan into Working Drawings
Our Landscape Packages are customized for your landscape project and could include:
COLOUR DRAWINGS brings a plan to Life. Colour communicates depth, texture, and gives you a better understanding of the completed project.
HARDSCAPE PLANS include construction details and material selections for stonework, woodworking, structures, retaining walls, and waterscapes. Hardscape forms the backbone for a project. We want to get right, the first time!
PLANTING PLANS include the location of proposed plants, quantities, and nursery sizing. Selecting and blending plants is an 'Art'. Placing plants in the right location is a 'Science'. We use both Art and Science to create beautiful, sustainable gardens.
LIGHTING PLANS offer customized fixture selections and lighting techniques for low voltage lighting systems. Night lighting adds both aesthetic and functional benefits to your home.
MASTER SITE PLANS specify details required for city, township, and conservation permits.
ENGINEERED CONSTRUCTION PLANS can be provided for decks, structures, retaining walls, and exterior structures.
The Right Plant for the Right Location
We offer a detailed plant book, exclusively for your project. Your plant books includes an in-depth section for each plant that has been selected for your gardens with a colour photograph, detailed description, and after care tips.
We Know Amazing Contractors!
Over the years we have worked with some of the best contractors in the business. We would be happy to refer you to our many skilled tradespeople who provide exceptional service, precision craftmanship, and enduring quality.
Dearborn DESIGNS is fully insured carrying both Errors and Omissions & General Liability Insurance.
We'll capture your project with professional photographs. Images will be used for social media, publications, and awards submissions.