Meet On-site to Discuss your Project
Clients have a great understanding of their property and site conditions. We will meet with you at your home to review your project wish list. We'll make a few suggestions and we'll discuss design options. This way we ensure the landscape plans reflect you and your lifestyle.
We Complete the On-site Analysis
Our Landscape Designer completes this task. We'll 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 or change in the design process.
Custom CAD Plan View Design
“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 my clients are and understanding their needs.” For us, a conceptual plan is successful when we listen to your ideas and wishes for your project and then work to create the best design solutions to fit your property.
Final Design Plans
Approved Concept Plans are transformed into Detailed CAD Plans
Our Landscape Packages are customized for your project and can include the following:
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.
Bringing Your Design Together
Along with the detailed landscape plans, we provide a Project Package. This package provides a breakdown of proposed landscape and plant materials, and additional project resources. Included in the package is an in-depth plant section with plant 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 installations. Our team of skilled tradespeople and contractors are committed to providing exceptional construction techniques and high-quality installation. 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).
With your approval, our photographer will visit your new project to capture images of your landscape for use in publications and awards submissions.