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The Landscape Design Process:
At Chesterfield Lawns & Landscapes our design process is simple. First, we listen closely to our client’s desires, needs, personal landscaping tastes, maintenance preferences, and wishes during an in-person visit. During this visit, we complete an assessment of the property where we determine sunlight variances throughout the property, soil health and quality, and any areas with special needs such as areas with erosion.
We strongly believe in the planning process. Over the past several years, we have learned the extra time spent on the design process allows us to make sure we have addressed your wants and desires properly. As we always say, we can change things on paper free and easy but changes after installation are difficult and expensive. We want to make sure we are meeting your expectations and desires. The planning process ensures this occurs.
First, our crews will remove any unwanted plants we are not including in the new landscape. We normally recommend removing all old shrubs. It is difficult to achieve a balanced look when some mature plants are kept. The size differences between mature and new plants simply are difficult to balance. There are exceptions to this rule, like mature hedgerows, ornamental trees like yaupon hollies, crape myrtles, vitex, etc. Most of the time a blank canvas is the best pallet to work from. This will all be determined during the design process.
Secondly, we maximize a healthy establishment for your plants to reduce replacement in the future. After existing plant removal, we will till the entire new bed area breaking up the native soil.
Thirdly, we will stage the plants. Staging simply means setting the plants in the planned locations without planting them. This step ensures the “paper design” matches the real-world applications. Sometimes after staging we may shift a plant or two around to make sure the intended goal is achieved.
Next, our expert landscape installation crew will install the plants, mulch the beds, and check irrigation. The irrigation requirement scan varies significantly from home to home. Some of the older homes will require major irrigation adjustments such as new zones. Other homes might simply need a few heads relocated to outside the expanded flower beds. Many customers are upgrading to drip irrigation in their landscape in beds as well. One thing to keep in mind is always important to have dedicated flower bed zones vs turf zones. Shrubs and turf require different amounts of water. Many older irrigation systems do not have these separated. If needed, we will redesign the system to ensure the proper water is applied to the proper areas. Another important aspect we determine during the design process.
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346 N Eatherton Road
Chesterfield, MO 63005