Frequently Asked Questions
HOW DOES THE DESIGN PROCESS WORK?
The process begins with basic design concepts that are developed, revised and refined. The completed landscape plan is detailed, labeled and drawn to scale. For more about the design process, please see Services.
WHAT IS YOUR DESIGN STYLE?
My design style is natural, balanced and flowing, yet organized, with strong structural components. I adjust my design approach for each project to include my client's goals and personal preferences. See About Barbara for more about my design style.
WHAT IF MY PROJECT IS SMALL OR I WANT TO IMPLEMENT IT IN PHASES?
I am always pleased to consult with new clients and I enjoy working on projects of any size or complexity. I often help clients develop their landscape in phases that address their priorities and suit their budgets.
ARE YOU A DESIGN-BUILD COMPANY?
I routinely work with a group of talented contractors in whom I have great confidence and who work well together as a team. I am also willing to work with contractors selected by my clients.
DO YOU DESIGN SWIMMING POOLS, DRIVEWAYS, DECKS OR OTHER OUTDOOR STRUCTURES?
I often design decks and porches, arbors and trellises, fences and gates, driveways and entrances, swimming pools and ponds. For examples of my work, see Outdoor Structures in my portfolio.