When considering a large landscape design project on your property, you will probably shop around, and consider bids from at least a few landscaping contractors. Many promises will be made, prices will be discussed, and ideas will be shared. At Dream Greener, we specialize in landscape design and installation in the Pittsburgh area, and have been for many years. With this experience, we have developed a comprehensive process we use with our clients, as we embark on the design build journey. Our goal is to create exactly what the client envisions, while considering the entirety of the landscape, to create a beautiful, functional look. So, whether you are taking on a small DIY landscaping project, or you are considering Dream Greener as an option for your landscape renovation, we want to give you some insight into our design build process.
Initial Analysis of your Property
Before beginning any project, we suggest that we complete a grounds inspection of your property, and make sure we understand it fully. The nature of your property is more complex than you think, as you deal with a variety of factors from soil type to topography. The type of grass in your yard, or if you have a jungle gym for your small children, are all things we look at when formulating how we can implement what you want, into your landscape. We will also discuss with you what activities take place within your landscape, and what your vision is for how this installation will mold to those activities. Strategy is very important, so our initial analysis is a key part of our playbook.
Overall Theme and Style of your Landscape
From formal, to adventurous, to all natural, every landscape has a unique theme. Our landscape architects must consider this as they design whatever is it that you decide to install. Symmetry, lines, and space must all be taken into account. A few examples of themes we find ourselves working with often are formal gardens, asian gardens, and cozy cottage gardens. While just a few of many styles, each one must be carefully manicured to give off the desired effect. Each style will use different plant materials, and levels of organization. A formal garden would be extremely organized, and give off a very regal feel. Conversely, a cozy cottage garden would be overflowing with plant material, surrounding you with nature. There would be an emphasis on privacy, and shade, so you feel like you are in your own little world.
Flow and Functionality
Whatever you put in your landscape, you have to live with. That is why one of the most significant considerations is how you will be able to properly utilize the installation for its proper use. A new patio should be a great outdoor living space, and a walkway should seamlessly connect different parts of your yard.
Planning for Future Maintenance
In the same functional vein, your landscaping should not prevent the ability for you or your landscaper to maintain it over time. We do not want to install something on your property that requires a large future investment, just to keep up. Furthermore, you want to avoid impeding any of your normal landscape maintenance activities, from mowing to tree care.
We hope this gives you some insight into our design build process, and why we have so much success with so many clients. Combining meticulous attention to detail with experienced professionalism, we get the job done.
Dream Greener Lawn & Landscape is led by a staff of service experts, each with ten years or more of professional experience, focused exclusively on design, installation, maintenance, and care. Locally owned and operated, we are proud to serve the greater Pittsburgh area. Give us a call today at (412) 835-1035.
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