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The Landscape Design & Installation Process: Exploring the 8 Essential Steps

Updated: May 1

If you are seeking out landscaping services and are curious to know more about the process and how things work, you are in the right place. In this blog, we will explore everything from the initial inquiry to the landscape design process, all the way through to the installation and final product.

Landscape designer reviewing landscaping plan with customer

What Does the Landscape Design Process Look Like?

Creating a landscape design provides a road map and overall vision to guide your landscaping project. It is a valuable tool that helps ensure accurate budgeting, clear communication, and precise implementation. When embarking on a landscape renovation or a new project, you should have a clear vision of the final outcome. Working with a professional designer can help you gather your ideas and develop new ones to help you create a beautiful, functional, and cohesive landscape. Our goal here at Bath Landscape & Irrigation is to provide high-quality landscaping services. We create beautiful and intricate landscape plans based on the advanced skills of our landscaping crews. With this being said, we avoid design-only work, as we prefer to see projects through to completion. This helps to ensure that the designs we create are executed as intended and that the result is a high-quality landscape that will last for years to come.

STEP 1: Get in Contact with a Landscape Designer

The first step in the landscape design and installation process is to get in contact with a professional landscape designer. Fill out our contact form, including details about the area in question, if it is a renovation or a new project, desired features, anticipated budget, etc. At Bath Landscape & Irrigation, we take on new customers on a first come first serve basis. So, once we receive your inquiry, we will immediately add you to our callback list. While we do our best to follow up with inquiries immediately, please keep in mind that it may take up to a week or two to hear back from a designer based on call volumes and workload.

STEP 2: Callback and Walkthrough Scheduling

Once you have filled out our contact form and have been added to our callback list, we will reach out to you to discuss some preliminary details and schedule a time to do a walkthrough of your property. During this call, we will aim to set expectations, assess the project, and make sure that we are a good fit for your needs and expectations.

STEP 3: Initial Walkthrough and Consultation

One of our professional landscape designers will meet you at your property on the previously scheduled date/time. Together you will walk the property, discuss your vision for the project, take photos and measurements of the area(s) in mind, and collect any other information pertinent to creating an accurate and detailed landscape plan.

STEP 4: Preliminary Landscape Design

Following the initial landscape consultation and walkthrough of your property, the landscape designer will take the information gathered and begin working on a preliminary landscape design. A design fee/initial deposit is required before any design work begins, half of which will be credited to the final cost of the project after installation.

creating landscaping plan

STEP 5: Make Adjustments to the Design

Once a preliminary landscape design is complete, a second meeting will be scheduled to present the plan and discuss any necessary changes or adjustments. At Bath Landscape & Irrigation, it is our primary goal to make sure you feel comfortable with and excited about all aspects of your landscape, and we strive to make your design unique and appropriate for your budget and needs.

STEP 6: Finalize and Schedule Landscape Installation

Following the second meeting, your landscape designer will make any discussed changes or adjustments to your landscape plan. Once the design is approved and a budget is agreed upon, the project will then be scheduled for installation. At this point, a deposit of 50% of the total cost of the project is due, accompanied by a signed contract agreement.

STEP 7: Install Your Landscape Design

One of our experienced and professional landscaping crews will arrive at your home on the morning of the scheduled start date to begin the construction and installation of your new landscape. You will have the same crew from the beginning of your project through till the end, and they will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have, troubleshoot any issues that may arise, and will communicate any deviations from the original plan. Your landscape designer will also stop by periodically to monitor the progress of your landscape installation, check in with you to see how things are going, and address any questions you may have.

STEP 8: Final Walkthrough & Billing

Once the installation of your project is complete, your landscape designer will reach out to coordinate a time to do a final walkthrough of the property with you. We take this opportunity to address any questions or concerns you may have and ensure you are satisfied with the project. Once everything is completed to your satisfaction, the final 50% of the total cost of the project is due.

Finished landscaping project

Discover Expert Residential Landscaping Services in Northern Colorado

Please reach out to us for further details regarding residential landscape design and installation services in Fort Collins. At Bath Landscape & Irrigation, we aim to provide you with top-tier landscaping solutions from inception to completion. We take great pride in our work, and every project is approached as a masterpiece, demanding dedicated time and attention to achieve fruition. As a result, it may take several weeks to refine each design, assemble a skilled team of landscape technicians, and coordinate the necessary materials. Construction timelines can also vary depending on the scale and complexity of the project. We kindly request your understanding and patience, as large-scale projects cannot be expedited at short notice. As mentioned earlier, projects are handled on a first-come, first-served basis, and during peak seasons, it may take several weeks to receive a response from a designer regarding initial inquiries. We deeply appreciate the opportunity to craft beautiful, functional, and sustainable outdoor living spaces, and eagerly anticipate collaborating with you to bring your visions to life.

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