Process

The Earthscape Difference

The landscape design and build process is simple but detailed. Your goals and your vision are actualized as we create a master plan for your landscape. Step by step we will walk you through decisions, offering our professional expertise gleaned from decades of experience. The highest quality in design, materials and craftsmanship ensure you have no regrets, only happiness and gratitude.

A person looking at the Earthscape website from an Apple computer.

1. Initial Inquiry

Either by phone, email or using our “Book a Consultation” button, you will reach out to us with some background information about your project:

  • The scope (front yard, backyard, both)
  • Your location
  • Your budget
  • Your desired timeline

A member of our team will be in touch with you within three business days.

2. Consultation and Discovery

  • On site consultation and discover more about you and your landscape project
  • A design proposal with a price guide will be created for you
  • Your acceptance of the design proposal moves the project to the next step (payment required)

After reviewing the details provided at your initial inquiry, we will respond to you about collaboration. Not every project is a good fit but if we are a good match, the fun begins!

Guided by our step-by-step process, we begin:

An Earthscape employee discussing plans with her client.
A worker drawing up their landscape design idea while siting in an office.

3. Design

Design is a process. Options will be discussed, materials will be evaluated, pros and cons will be assessed. Together we will work through the following stages:

  • In-person design kick off meeting
  • Site measurement, site analysis, research
  • Concept plan development and presentation
  • Design revisions and budgeting
  • Construction contract finalized, deposit for construction (payment required)

4. Pre-construction planning

Before we arrive with trucks and excavators, final decisions and preparations must be made. At this step, our leadership will transition from our design team to our construction team. This step involves:

  • Construction drawings and permitting (if required)
  • Finalizing material and plant selection
  • Project management (scheduling, locates, booking specialty trades)
  • On-site layout meeting by the Project Manager and Designer
A worker going over a landscape design inside an office.
A group of Earthscape employees spreading out mulch for a garden alongside a driveway.

5. Construction

Our staff arrive with equipment. Introductions are made to all of our skilled workers and the transformation of your landscape begins. During construction the following will happen:

  • On-site project kickoff meeting will get things started
  • The project and schedule will be managed and communication with you will occur on an ongoing basis
  • The project and its schedule will be managed and evaluated; any discrepancies will be discussed with you
  • As construction winds down, a pre-completion walk-around will take place with you, the site foreperson and your project manager

6. Project Completion

It is done. Can you believe it? It is on schedule and on budget and is better than you imagined! This is the feedback most often given by our clients. As we pack up to leave your landscape, we will:

  • Do a final walk-through to ensure you’re completely satisfied
  • Discuss maintenance requirements for your new landscape
  • Give you a final project completion package
  • Ask for your feedback

We genuinely want to know how we did. We can’t promise to be perfect in every way but we want and expect you to be more than completely satisfied.

An Earthscape worker performing maintenance on a garden

7. Garden Management

Now that your new landscape is installed, you want to make sure your investment is properly cared for. Our fine gardening team will create a custom landscape maintenance package that is tailored to you and your properties needs. No obligation is required but we will provide:

  • Strategize a Long Term Maintenance Plan
  • Garden Management Proposal
  • Weekly or Monthly Care Packages
  • 1 Year Walk-Around

Building your dream landscape

What are your goals, your plans? Let's talk about creating your dream landscape.

Book a Consultation