Custom Landscaping Drawings & Plans in Birmingham
Most of our Birmingham landscape design drawings are done on-site with a pencil on trash paper. The process is simple. We request a plot plan or survey from the client in advance (sent either by fax or e-mail). We take this to a copy center and blow it up to either 10 or 20 scale. In the interim, the client collects pictures of gardens and garden features that appeal to him/her, creates a list of plants that he/she likes and does not like, and thinks about problem and use areas.
We then schedule a meeting at the client’s property for a length of time that will allow an entire landscape design plan to be drawn. This usually takes 3-8 hours and we do charge a design/consultation fee. Once at the clients’ house we do a 1-2 hour walk through and discuss the landscape design drawing project. Then we use the scaled plot plan to create a base map adding anything that is not on the original such as trees, slopes, shrubs, decks, etc. Once an accurate base map is created then he fun begins.
On the Spot Design Helps Us Get it Right the First Time
Typically we sit down at the kitchen table, overlay the base map with a sheet of trash paper and begin to draw the landscape design drawings based on our earlier walk through. The client is right there so that every item put on the landscape design drawing is done so with input from the owner. At the end of the landscape design drawing session the client has a complete accurate scale drawing with everything on it they require to bid the project.
When we leave, we have a check and the owner has a custom landscape design drawing. The next step in the process is for the client to send a copy of the drawing to us so that we can bid the project. We produce very detailed estimates for the project at no charge. Once a specific scope of work is negotiated, the project is scheduled. When we build the project, we use one crew, build one job at a time, and we don’t leave until finished and leave the job picture perfect. All prepaid landscape design fees are refunded to the client at the end of construction.
This process has allowed John Russell Landscape Architect to provide Birmingham residents with the absolute most accurate and detailed landscape designs in the business. Working in the presence of the property owner while all ideas are fresh on everybody’s mind is simply the best way to make your vision of the perfect landscape a reality. And John Russell Landscape Architect can do that for you.
Our Birmingham Landscape Drawing & Design Specialists Provide the Following Services
On-Site Design Drawings
One on One Consultation
Detailed & Custom Landscape Design
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John Russell Landscape Architect is rated 5 /5 based on these 1 happy customer reviews
When we decided to re-landscape our back yard, I called on several potential landscape architects to help us decide what we should consider. Having a pool and a love for tropical landscapes was a bit of a snag as Birmingham is not a tropical environment. However, we had already grown some palm trees successfully and wanted to keep them in the plans for the new yard. I had notice John and his team working at a neighbors house and was particularly interested in the work style. John and his team were consistently on the job, neat (can you imagine) and the transformation I had already seen was attractive and done quickly. All of these things appealed to us.When we met John on a rainy Sunday afternoon, we knew he was the right choice. He listened. He took the time to look at what we already had and carefully included what we loved into the new plans. Imagine having someone listen to your wishes, turn it into a work of art then make it magically appear in a workable plan. To us, finding John was a gift.In the prep stages, John included our choices and allowed us to hand pick large boulders, lighting, and other elements we wanted. His resourcefulness made good use of the many plants we already had and saved us money by taking care of them until it was their turn to be included in the new landscape. His team worked efficiently every day, professional, capable and on-time, cleaning up as they go and leaving a neat space at the end of each day. They showed a great deal of respect to us and our home.Nine days form the start, the masterpiece was completed! We got more than a landscape we loved, it's truly a work of art, or as I like to call it, and ArtScape! Every season it gets more lush and fragrant. Others see it and are in awe of the detail and the uniqueness of the design. Most commonly our visitors comment on the resort feel they get when enjoying our space, day or night! It is remarkable and we could not not be more pleased with John and his team, the process and the results. Thanks John!
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