The Design + Build Process
We would like to suggest you begin the process by looking through our website portfolio, reading our reviews on Diamond Certified, and looking through our yelp or Houzz page. This will give you an inclination if Samscaping, Inc. is the right landscape design-build company for you. We design and build everything from simple front yard planting plans to elaborate, whole-property hardscape plans with everything from outdoor kitchens to custom pergolas to fire and water features, and more.
The next step is a phone call or email to our office. Sam or one of our designers will ask you a few questions about your project and will let you know how we can help. We will then schedule an initial (complementary) site visit to meet with you and see your property in person.
Introduction → Design Phase → Estimate Presentation
INTRODUCTION: First contact and conversation to determine moving forward and to schedule initial meeting with designer.
- Initial Meeting - Clients and designers will meet for a brief, 45 min - 1 hour meeting to determine scope and overall budget of your project.
- Design Proposal - After initial meeting, the designer will send you a design proposal outlining the cost of the design, timeline, and what is included in your design.
INITIAL SITE VISIT AND CONSULTATION:
The initial site visit lasts about 45-60 minutes. The purpose of this meeting is for us to meet, and for Sam (or our lead designer Dawn) to determine the scope of your project and be able to come up with a design proposal and cost. It also gives us a chance to talk about budget with you to make sure that your budget and the scope of the work are in alignment. If you don’t know what to budget for your project, Sam or Dawn will be able to help you figure out what the average cost of a project such as yours might be.
After the consultation, we will have the information we need to come up with a design proposal. Your design proposal will include what the design will cost, an appropriate timeline for design completion, and what will be included in your design.
If your project includes a lot of hardscape elements, you may want to consider upgrading your design package to include a three-dimensional rendering of the finished landscape.
Installation → Warranty → Maintenance
During the Build phase the Samscaping Team will further develop your vision. Collaborating with our skilled craftsmen your project will begin to take shape.
We build our gardens to last, and therefore do not cut corners when it comes to creating the infrastructure that supports the beautiful new garden that is to take shape. We understand that a new landscape is an investment in the future, and we make sure everything we do is of the highest quality to create landscapes that just get better with age.
Samscaping boasts a skilled installation crew to build your dream garden. Your project will be led by Frank, our field manager, with help and direction from one of our crew leads. In addition, we have some of the best crew members in the business. Most of our crew members have been with Samscaping for many years; Antonio our head maintenance person has been with us for twenty years and counting! Our crew is polite, professional, and eager to do their best work on every job. You can relax, knowing that your project is in good hands. We care about your garden as much as you do.
INSTALLATION - We believe that the success of your garden and landscape depends heavily on three things: adequate drainage, proper soil preparation, and correct irrigation.
During the installation, we will keep you informed and updated on the progression of your project. The design team will also be on hand to assist with changes and modifications and to make sure that every detail is attended to.
WARRANTY - All materials and plants are warrantied for 1 year. Your project is not complete until you are satisfied with our work and the end result of a beautiful and functional garden.
MAINTENANCE - After our team is finished building your dream landscape, you can opt to have our maintenance team take over in the care of your investment. We are available for quarterly, monthly, or weekly visits--it’s entirely up to you. Our maintenance team will keep your landscape weed-free, properly pruned, and will catch any potential issues before they become big problems.