Design Process

Creating art requires inspiration; bringing that inspiration to life demands thorough planning. Ginkgo Leaf Studio uses a comprehensive process to create a landscape design that meets and exceeds your wishes. Our process outlines how our plans are generated and what steps are taken to produce and refine your completed landscape design.

Initial Consultation

  • On-site meeting to discuss your lifestyle, as well as project objectives and budget considerations
  • Follow-up meeting with a design proposal that outlines the agreed-upon scope of the project

Site Analysis

  • Measure and photograph existing property and structures
  • Evaluate site elements and conditions including views, drainage, sun, wind, and soil
  • Inventory existing vegetation

Conceptual Plan

  • Data from site analysis is imported into CAD to create a base plan of the property
  • Hand-drawn design proposals based on project scope and design solutions are presented to you
  • Review and discussion of design, focusing on the layout and function of spaces and arrangement of planting beds

Master Plan

  • Culmination of the design phase incorporating your comments and suggestions
  • Review plant selections and hardscape materials in more detail
  • Color CAD-generated plans are produced, which includes all necessary construction specifications and a complete plant list with quantities and sizes