Let's Discuss Your Project
It begins with us meeting to walk through your property. We'll talk project priorities, your wish list, design styles, and who will be using the site. This meeting sets the tone for a design and clarifies your personal preferences.
Site Plan Development
Completed by Us!
The base plan typically shows property dimensions, house walls and windows, elevations, existing structures, and vegetation. The site analysis studies property location, light conditions, and soil percolation. Both are required to develop an accurate site plan.
The Conceptual Plan
Custom CAD Drawing in Plan View
“The job for me 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.” A conceptual plan is a layout of landscape spaces including waterscapes, hardscape components, and areas for garden use. Once the concept plan is completed, we will review the plan together and walk through the various areas show on the drawing.
Conceptual Plan transformed into the Detailed Drawings
Our Landscape Packages are customized for your 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 Art and Science to create beautiful, sustainable gardens.
LIGHTING PLANS offer customized fixture selections and lighting techniques for low voltage 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 developed for decks, structures, retaining walls, and exterior structures.
3D RENDERINGS are powerful tool allowing you to see your completed project before it's built.
Bringing Your Design Together
We offer a detailed plant book specifically for your project. This includes an in-depth section for each plant selection with a photograph, description, planting instructions, and after-care tips.
We Make It Happen!
Convenient and efficient. We make project installation, easy. Why? Because we know your plans by heart. Clients tell us they love our project management services. We take the stress out of landscape installation. Our team of skilled tradespeople and contractors are committed to providing exceptional service, construction techniques, and high-quality installation. It's what we do!
The work we've completed allows us to position ourselves as Experts in Landscape Design & Build.
Dearborn Designs & Associates carries both Errors and Omissions Insurance & Liability Insurance.
With your approval, we'll capture images of your completed landscape project for use in publications and awards submissions.