THE SVENSK HOUSE
Because the house is located on a corner lot adjacent to two roads, the main concern was creating privacy. Next a deck to cook and entertain and from where to enjoy the surrounding wilderness.
First, we have to understand what conditions we are dealing with. I do a site visit and gather data and information. If needed, soil tests are taken.
INITIAL CONCEPT DESIGN
The initial concept design is a basic sketch ironing out the general idea. It tackles the challenges but also aims to fulfill other needs and wishes of the property owners.
When the initial concept is approved, we move into a more refined detailed landscape plan.
Select areas may warrant an elevation drawing to clarify details of the plan.
Using Pinterest, I build shared mood boards that doubles as a source for plants but also for furniture and other garden assets.
Along with an extensive plant list with sources (from local nurseries if requested), a plant diagram shows where the plants are intended to go.
To help visualize the new garden, I draw selected vistas by hand, then color them digitally.