The installation process is
when design becomes reality. It takes careful planning, on a long term and
daily basis. Synchronizing stages of the project, materials, permitting and
work crews is the key to a successful project and minimizing impact to our
The following is a guideline of
the process we follow. Every project and site is unique and different and we
react accordingly to your individual characteristics.
Acquisition and posting of necessary permits
Controls: Installation of required erosion control and site control measures,
i.e. silt fence, tree barriers, scrubber strips etc.
Location: Most states have a one call service, that will locate all incoming
services such as electric, gas phone, cable, water etc. We rely on the
knowledge of the client to aid with the location of any electric lines installed
on the property, septic systems, dog fences etc.
toilet: for the convenience of the labor force and also the client.
of the project with spray paint or other means if requested.
most projects start with some sort of earth moving. This can be the most eye
opening part of the process. Soil is either used or stored on site or hauled
and transplants: Existing plants are addressed for removal or professional
of Landscape elements: This would be the most time consuming process: Whether
it be masonry, pools, carpentry, electric, plantings, water features, we
carefully sequence each one in the proper order. We set weekly or daily goals
and keep the project on track. Deliveries are sequenced so that the materials
are available when needed and not dominating the space we have to work with.
Periodic meetings are scheduled with the contractors and clients in order to
review work done, future work, schedule questions and problems.
We give the client a reasonable expectation for
the completion of the project and keep them informed of any changes in schedule.
Very often, changes will occur, whether it may be an foreseen element or a
client request. We strive to seamlessly handle any changes in stride.
Completion of Project
completion of the project, we work hard to make sure all elements have been done
to your expectations. We will do a final walk through
to answer any questions that you may have. At this time we are
shifting ownership of the landscape from us to the client. With any transition,
we recognize that it takes time and we make sure we stay available for any
issues or questions following the completion of the project. We will provide
orientation for any elements, such as irrigation controllers, low voltage
lighting usage, pool and water feature equipment, operation of grills or fire
maintenance is very important and covered in great detail.
We also offer in house maintenance
services to help you keep your landscape healthy and on track.
site is cleaned, reseeded or sodded and returned to you in top condition. It is
important to us that you are able to enjoy your new landscape as soon as