Design Process

Creation of a successful landscape requires an integrated design approach that pays attention to all of the external, out of our control, and internal, how we live, influences on a site. This approach is accomplished through evaluation of your property, interview with concern for those involved, and design aimed at improving conditions while meeting desires and needs.

This approach combined with an installation process that pays attention to detail is the cornerstone of Landmark’s success. Our mission is always to “Strive to maintain the highest standards of ethical service while delivering an affordable, high quality, well installed, and well designed product. Our goal is to exceed your expectations”.

The process begins when you make your initial contact with Landmark. Initial information is collected, the consultation program is discussed, and an appointment is scheduled for a site visit. You may start that process here in the “Contact Us” area or by calling Mark at (651)460-6098.

Both on the phone and while at your site Mark will attempt to get to know you, how you live, your goals for your landscape and property, and share possible options to meet those needs. Your involvement and responses are the central part of how things are developed. This is a team approach and you are on the team.

A CAD or computer aided design is developed with the necessary detail to communicate the project both to you and the installation crew. This is many times coupled with Digital Imagery which utilizes a photo of your site and offers you a computer–built vision of how your finished project will look. It lets you see inside Mark’s head and visualize what he has created to meet your needs.

After a scheduled presentation of the design and your approval the project is scheduled for installation. This is the Build phase. Mark stays involved through it all seeing to important details, keeping clients informed and insuring the fulfillment of the elements in the design.

This is a Design-Build approach.

Visual Imagery

Visual imagery at landmark is a tool to convey to the client how their landscape will look and feel. Most people don’t think three-dimensionally and have difficulty understanding how a plan that has been shown to them will look when installed. These examples of visual imagery are typical of the work Mark performs for most of his clients.

 
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Computer Aided Design (CAD):

At Landmark Mark works in CAD which has many advantages. It is extremely accurate to the fraction of an inch allowing for precise construction and accurate estimating. The artistic concepts are still conceived at a desk with a pencil, but then are converted to a detailed drawing in a computer. Other advantages of this process are ease of manipulation for unforeseen changes and storage of your project for the many years you own the property.

 
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