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Based in Landenberg, PA PLG offers Landscape Installation and Maintenance to Southern Chester County and Northern Delaware

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The LawnScapes Design Process

Takes place on the job site and is the meeting where we will discuss your needs, preferences, and ideas for your landscaping.  We appreciate you having any measurements, house plans, lot survey, pictures, or any other helpful materials copied and available for the designer to take.  It is a good idea if you go through our design questionnaire before this meeting.  At this meeting we will also provide you with a design contract and upon receiving payment we will add you to the design schedule.  

Site Analysis
This is the phase where we study and visit the site to gain a full understanding of the existing conditions.  We make one more site visit to take measurements, elevations, make note of the sunny and shady spots, elevations, and any other pertinent information required to create a landscape design. 
Schematic Design

In this phase we reconcile the client’s needs and desires with the functional aspects of the site.  During this phase the designer uses a technique call ‘Bubble Diagramming’ to layout the spaces, the pathways between them, and their uses.  Sometimes another meeting is required to discuss these ideas with the client.

Quick Bubble Diagram
Quick Circulation Diagram

Final Plans
This is where the design will be drafted using CAD software.  All elements of the design will be included, and details will be drawn to locate all elements, and to show paving patterns, etc.  When this work is completed a meeting will be scheduled to present the plan, selection of materials, and information on the installation.

Example of a Final Plan

Design Implementation
In this phase we provide the final estimate and proposal for the proposed landscape installation.  Once the proposal is accepted and the initial payment is provided you will be placed on our installation schedule.

LawnScapes Design Services

Masterplan- complete design for your entire property

Landscape Rejuvenation Plan- Plans detailing the removal and replacement of any unhealthy trees, shrubs, and can include transplanting existing plant material. 

Hardscape Plan- Plan detailing walkways, retaining walls, seat walls, and patios.  A hardscape plan Includes proposed materials, dimensions, and paving patterns for the installation.

Landscape Planting Plan- layout plans can detail your entire property or a very small portion of your yard.  These plans include spot plantings, foundation plantings, buffer plantings, shade, native, butterfly, and bird gardens.

Specialty Design Detail- this would include a design for a custom fireplace, bulb plantings, outdoor kitchens, water features, vegetable gardens, perennial plantings (Country Gardens), etc.

Lighting Plan- Layout plan and engineering for outdoor lighting. This includes sizing the transformer, choosing the correct fixtures, and the selecting the correct wire gauge.


  1. Garden and landscape designing for outdoor decoration is a very popular trend because garden designing not only provides an attractive look to home but also makes environment fresh and healthy. Thanks for posting!
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  2. Landscaping is a blend of gardens and constructions, without one other don't have any importance. Nurseries also the important term for landscape design.

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  3. That is indeed a long and thorough process on enhancing lawns. Thank you for giving readers some ideas about it.

  4. Landscaping refers to any activity that modifies the visible options of a region of land. I am totally impressed. The articles have pure clarity.The information has given here are so much informative.
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  5. Most people think landscaping is just a piece of cake and it's not, there's a lot of process to transform any space. I wish my garden was landscaped though, I only have a couple of water features as decors. I wonder how much it would cost to have it landscaped.

  6. I'm in the process of having our yard landscaped. We've added a couple of cool water features as decor and I cannot wait how the garden will look when it's finally done!