Landscapes On A Budget
Have you ever thumbed through a magazine, looking wistfully at the beautifully landscaped homes, and thought to yourself, I want that? Have you wondered how you could have this kind of landscape while still saving for your children’s education, paying for your family healthcare, and saving for emergencies? At Neave Landscaping we work with our clients to meet the goal of having a beautiful and exciting landscape while dealing with economic realities.
Landscape construction and renovations are major construction processes comparable to other construction projects in your home.
Affordable Long-Term Landscape Planning
These costs need not be overwhelming when you develop a good plan for the accomplishment of long-term goals. Proper long-term planning is the solution. We suggest following some simple guidelines:
- Meet with a professional designer and assess your landscape needs and wishes.
- Create a comprehensive hardscape and landscape design that creates a landscape that fulfills all of your wants for your property: patios, walkways, walls, driveways, planting, trellis and pergolas, water features, irrigation, lighting, etc.
- Determine a budget for each individual phase of the landscape design.
- Create a long-term plan for the implementation of each phase and prioritize your primary concerns.
- Create a yearly budget that allows you to complete your landscape in manageable stages.
- Begin with the installation of your highest priorities and enjoy!
At Neave Landscaping we have qualified Designers on staff to guide you through the entire design and planning stages. During this crucial stage in the development of your future landscape, our knowledgeable staff will advise you of future maintenance requirements and possible costs associated with your new investment. While placing and choosing plant material to incorporate into your design our designers will always have your best interest in mind. We will not develop a maintenance intensive design if you are looking for low annual maintenance. Our construction and installation crews work closely with our designers to ensure that we deliver a beautiful landscape for your family to enjoy for years to come. We look forward to helping you develop your ideal outdoor space.
What is a Landscape Master Plan?
By definition, a Master Plan is an all-encompassing design of your property. A Landscape Master Plan is the road map to your ideal outdoor space, created jointly between you and your designer.
This process begins with an on-site meeting. During this meeting, the designer will develop a site analysis to include all pertinent information that is necessary for the initiation of a design. Some of the necessary information includes property lines, acreage, geographic location of structures, elevation/grade change, soil type, current water movement/drainage, exposure directions, surrounding plant material, etc. This meeting also includes the development of the client wish list. Your designer will help you to ascertain all of the items that should be incorporated into future design. At this point, you and your designer will also discuss your budget, predetermined material choices and the desired time frame for total project completion.
Next comes the fun part. In between meetings your designer will conceptualize a plan for your outdoor living space. During the second meeting, your designer will furnish the Master Plan with specialty 3D renderings (if needed), and approximate budget for you to review. Together at this time, you will analyze the chosen circulation layouts, color schemes, plant and construction materials, irrigation possibilities, additional fixtures including lighting/cooking/heating, etc.
Prior to the third meeting, your designer will finalize all project drawings to incorporate all of the necessary details from the second meeting. Simultaneously developing the final price proposal to be signed for project initiation.
Upon signing of the contract for construction your project will be scheduled for commencement.
To get started, contact one of our expert landscape designers today. Contact us online to schedule a consultation with one of our professionals or give us a call at (845) 463-0592for Hudson Valley, (914) 271-7996 for Westchester, or (203) 212-4800 for Connecticut residents and businesses!