Within our industry, there are many aspects that must be included and dealt with in respect to creating a design that suits and meets your needs. Depending on your project, or the scope of the work, you may just require a landscape design; however, additional designs such as a drainage plans and or architectural plans may have to be done as well. With access to trusted professionals, Envision Landscapes strives to minimize the hassle of the design process and maximize the design results.
This is what we could call the preliminary or base design. A hardscape design would have your walkways, driveways, entrances, patios, pergolas, & decks planned out to make the most of your outdoor living area before adding in additional landscape features.
A softscape design is bringing in accent features, primarily your planting beds, with additional features. This portion of the design is what “sets off” your landscape project. The accent features are the beds and plants required for the property to beautify the area. The installation process is done under garden plantings, and covers many different varieties of plants, trees and shrubs for your project depending on your preferences. Other accents to be added in for softscaping are water features and landscape lighting, just to name a few.
The design process is not always easy, as there is a broad spectrum of areas that need to be covered. A typical design process would start with one meeting where your vision is shared with us, after which a follow up meeting is set up to review the hardscape design. With the hardscape design, we will work together to plan the layout depending on your interests and preferences. To start your process today, feel free to contact us.