Let's Discuss Your Landscape Project
It all begins with a phone call! Once we have connected by phone, we can then book time to meet onsite and walk through your property. We'll talk about your project priorities and 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 Study
Completed by Us!
A base plan typically shows lot lines; house walls, windows, and doors; elevations; existing structures; and large vegetation. A site analysis studies your properties geographical location; light conditions; and soil conditions. Both elements are required to develop an accurate base plan.
Master Concept Plan 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.”
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 the client to see 'on paper' the layout of spaces and how they flow together. This design could include photographs, pictures or simple sketches to help express the finished landscape project.
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. Our plant books include 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 Make It Happen!
Convenient and Efficient! We make landscape installation, easy. Why? Because we know your project by heart. Clients tell us they love our management and build services. We take the stress out of putting a project together. Our team of skilled tradespeople provides exceptional service, precision craftmanship with enduring quality. It's what we do! The work we have completed in the past twenty years allows us to position ourselves as
'Experts in Design & Build'.
Dearborn Designs & Associates is fully insured carrying both Errors and Omissions Insurance & Liability Insurance.
We'll capture your project with professional photographs. Images will be used for social media, publications, and awards submissions.