In planning a site, we first consider the purpose of the project and the available budget. We analyze the natural elements of the site, such as the climate, soil, slope of the land, drainage, and vegetation. Then we assess the surroundings such as existing buildings, walkways, and utilities to determine what improvements are necessary and possible. Our team collaborates directly with our customers to find the best way to conserve or restore the natural resources found in their outdoor area. Once these decisions are made, preliminary plans are created indicating your new topography, vegetation, walkways, and other landscaping details, including fountains and decorative features. After customer changes are incorporated into the design a final design is approved.
Once the design is complete, Outdoor Galore prepares a proposal. If the customer approves the proposal and desires to move forward, we produce detailed plans of the site, including written reports, sketches, models, photographs, land-use studies, and cost estimates, then submitting them for customer and regulatory approval. Once approved, working drawings are prepared showing all existing and proposed features including detailed methods of construction and a list of necessary materials.
Finally, construction begins and a project manager monitors the implementation of the design, while Outdoor Galore contractors direct the actual construction of the site and installation of plantings. The manager also uses regular control methods to ensure that there is accurate and objective information on performance relative to the project plan and budget.
It might seem lengthy but it's how we make sure that our customers know what they're getting, when they'll get it and how much it will cost. In short, it creates great outdoor living space and even better relationships.