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The Process Behind a Landscape Installation: What to Expect

October 11, 2023
Landscaping project in process - Green Apple Landscaping

Landscape installation is more than just planting a few trees and laying down sod. It's a comprehensive process that transforms your outdoor space into a beautiful and functional environment. If you're considering a landscape installation for your property, it's essential to understand the steps involved. This guide will walk you through the entire process, from the initial consultation to the final touches, so you know exactly what to expect.

1. Initial Consultation

The journey begins with a one-on-one consultation. During this meeting, you'll discuss your vision, preferences, and budget with a landscape designer. They'll assess your property, take measurements, and ask questions to understand your needs and desires. This is the perfect time to share any inspiration photos or specific plants you'd like to incorporate.

Landscape Designer

2. Design Phase

After gathering all the necessary information, the designer will create a detailed scaled landscape plan. This plan will outline the placement of plants, pathways, driveways, water features, fire features, and other elements. You'll have the opportunity to review the design, provide feedback, and make any necessary adjustments. The goal is to ensure the final design aligns perfectly with your vision.

Landscape Designer at computer - Green Apple Landscaping

3. Cost Estimation

Once the design is finalised and approved, you'll receive a detailed cost estimate spreadsheet giving you good, better, best scenarios, utilising different material choices . Transparency is key, so don't hesitate to ask questions or seek clarifications in the Zoom presentation meeting.

Spreadsheet Pricing - Green Apple Landscaping

4. Book Your Project

After deciding on the exact scope of work that meets your budget, a detailed written build contract is prepared for your review and signature. A small deposit given to secure your place in our schedule.

5. Installation

This is where the magic happens! The installation team will bring the design to life, meticulously placing each plant, constructing pathways, setting up irrigation systems, and more. Depending on the complexity of the design, this phase can take anywhere from a few days to several weeks.

Roncesvalles Backyard Makeover - Firebowl - Green Apple Landscaping

6. Maintenance and Aftercare

The journey doesn't end once the installation is complete. To keep your landscape looking its best, we will give you maintenance information customised to your project, watering instructions, and we will be around for questions that you may have anytime.

Sample Plant Maintenance Sheet - Aftercare - Green Apple Landscaping

Now that you understand the process, contact us to get started on a landscape design!

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