Custom Landscaping Drawings and Plans in Birmingham
Most of our Birmingham landscape design drawings are done on-site with 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 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.
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, 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. Contact John Russell Landscape Architect today to learn more about our custom landscape design drawings in Birmingham.