Landscape Planning and Design Services

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Landscape design is a process in which the designer, clients, and other stakeholders jointly bring a shared vision into a plan that can be implemented immediately or, most often, over a period of years. My role is to discuss your goals and assess the landscape, imagine possibilities, create drawings, offer examples from other places, create photo simulations, and draft site plans. The process helps bring ideas "down to earth" with real landscape features that can be enjoyed for a long time. The process may include some or all of the following activties: 

  • Clarify your goals for the landscape

  • Understand site constraints and problems

  • Highlight the assets, history, ecology, and sustainability of the site

  • Develop alternative solutions

  • Create a plan that can be implemented in phases

  • Identify and recommend the right plant and landscape materials

  • Assist with approvals from Inland Wetlands, Conservation, Planning and Zoning Commissions

  • Identify and recommend installation professionals 

  • Project management during installation and maintenance

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