Design Process

Base map - landscape design

Base Mapping

Providing our customers with a unique and creative design that reflects their vision and budget is a top priority at SmithScapes. To achieve this goal, our design process follows five simple yet effective steps.

STEP 1 – CONSULTATION

In order to create a custom design, a SmithScapes representative will meet with you on site to gather information, share ideas, and discuss budgets and options. Getting your input and understanding your vision will allow us to create the landscape of your dreams.

STEP 2 – BASE MAPPING

Using the latest technology, including high resolution aerial photography and sophisticated mapping software, SmithScapes will create a digital footprint of your entire property. Locating existing structures, utilities, plants, and pavement edges reduces unwanted surprises and cost overruns and streamlines project installations.

STEP 3 – DESIGN

Full rendering - landscape design

Design

With an understanding of your vision and existing site conditions, we will create a unique, detailed, and fully colored plan for your property that is easy to follow and clearly illustrates design intent. We will also include plant and material photographs specific to your design to help further visualize what your new landscape will look like.

STEP 4 – COST PROPOSAL

Our unique cost proposals itemize specific project features, each with its own detailed service description and pricing. This allows our customers the flexibility to follow a budget and an opportunity to phase in various design elements.

STEP 5 – PRESENTATION

Your SmithScapes representative will schedule a time to meet with you to review your proposed design and cost proposal. In addition to reviewing installation procedures, material options, and project scheduling, we will also discuss any revisions you may wish to make to the design.