Upon acceptance of the Cycas Landscape Design fee proposal, we will begin the landscape design process. The first step in this process is a site evaluation and analysis. We will arrange a site meeting to assess the existing conditions and measure up the site as required and take photographs for reference. From this point, we transfer all the data obtained and create a personal file of your project. The site observations and parameters are put into a computer aided drafting file and the design process commences.
Over the following week or two we formulate a conceptual landscape design based on the initial consultation, site analysis and any other information discussed. The first draft concept is a high quality computer generated drawing with hand rendering and is presented to you in our offices once completed. Although conceptual, this plan will include all plants, hard landscape surface selections, soft landscape finishes and all other landscape elements within the plan. Where plan view is insuffient to completely explain a landscape element, we will include elevations and blown up sections as required. We will provide you with three copies of each drawing produced as well as electronic versions.To assist you in understanding your landscape concept we also produce a document with images of all of these landscape selections, this will be provided as both a bound booklet as well as in electronic format.
At Cycas Landscape Design we believe it is unreasonable to expect you, our customer, to be 100 percent happy with the first draft landscape concept so we include a further round of revisions within our fees. More often than not, our concepts need only minor tweaking but we understand that our customers may need time to absorb the concept so we leave it up to you to come back in your own time to discuss any modifications you would like to make. We are entirely flexible in the revision process, you may like to meet again in our offices to discuss changes, or you may prefer at your home, it may be achievable via phone call or email. Regardless of the process we will produce a second draft once you are ready, this usually takes less than a week. All being well this completes the conceptual design process unless further revisions are required. If so, these changes are made and charged at an hourly rate.