Design Build Process
We’re different. At Southern Landscape, we believe the process of delivering your outdoor environment should be simple, understandable, open, honest, and seamless. That’s why we work the way we do - dedicating an experienced project team to you and your project, staffing your project with licensed, insured, in-house professionals, and finishing each project before starting another.
Initial Consultation - It’s all about you. At your initial consultation, a professional designer will meet with you on site to discuss your dreams. What are your goals? What do you love? What is your style? We listen, consider, counsel, and advise. We will discuss your priorities and your budget, your dreams and your timeline. There is no charge for our consultation.
Design & Planning - Drawing a pretty picture is easy. Designing an environment that meets your dreams for years to come, considering form and function, takes the talent and experience of a Southern Landscape design professional. We charge nominal design retainers to offset the time and expertise required to create detailed designs that fit your needs.
After completing a thorough site analysis, your designer will take what was learned at your Consultation and, working with you in an iterative process, create a master plan that is not only aesthetically pleasing, but is buildable, functional, and considerate of the multitude of site and designs challenges that any project presents. We use multiple electronic design tools to create both 2D and 3D renderings and personally meet with you to help you visualize the design. We create design sample boards to illustrate materials, textures, and colors.
Contracting - Unlike pure design firms, when we deliver a design, we know how we are going to build it. Once you agree on the design, your designer will meet with you to review a detailed budget and timeline for your project. Once under contract, we will begin the detailed work of procuring materials and scheduling work. Relax - our job is to make this easy - let Southern Landscape manage the process for you.
Construction - Transformation. Depending on the extent of your project, construction can take only a few days to several months. Regardless, your project designer will remain intimately involved in the process, ensuring that your design criteria are properly delivered. Because we use in-house construction crews, we are able to set performance standards and control a project from end to end.
Your crew will stay on your project until it is finished, taking care to treat your home with the utmost care and ensuring we leave your home neat and clean each day. You will be informed of any changes that take place during the development, as our designer makes frequent oversight visits to confirm each step of the process and answer any questions that may arise.
Final Walkthrough - Upon completion of your project, your designer will take you on a guided tour of your new project. You will be provided with the care information specific to your project that will guide you in operation and maintenance. Most importantly, we are always available to help.
Warranty Review - We are proud of our work and hold ourselves to the highest standards. As such, we proactively inspect our work prior to the expiration of warranties to ensure that we have delivered the quality you expect from Southern Landscape.