Landscape design begins with a careful examination of the space and logistics that will be organized and integrated into your design.  Here are a few of the questions we’ll explore the first time we visit you.

  • How are your residence and outbuildings sited?
  • Is there existing hardscape and what condition is it in?
  • Right now, what are the most frequently used outdoor spaces?
  • How can these spaces be improved?
  • Would constructing new features add value to your outdoor living?
  • What challenges do slopes and terrain shifts present?
  • How can rainwater be preserved and kept on the property?
  • How will we design purposeful transitions between gathering areas?
  • Where will bodies travel, and what is the best way to create their paths?
  • Which materials best create the aesthetic the homeowner wants?
  • What are the local micro-climates?
  • Are we gifted with native or beneficial shade trees on site?  If so, how will we preserve them?
  • How will we plan for and install irrigation, based on hydrozone mapping (which means clustering plants with similar water needs)?
  • Would custom lighting improve the enjoyment of the property?
  • Do we need to make any shifts in access to electricity or plumbing?
  • How does this property integrate with neighboring landscapes?
  • Is there an HOA, and if so, what role will it play in design guidance and approval?
  • Are you and your people already gardeners or how will we help you steward your property?