Farnsworth Landscaping provides affordable residential landscaping design, installation, consulting, and maintenance services to home owners in the San Francisco Bay Area. We service Marin County, Sonoma County, San Francisco, Alameda County, and Santa Cruz County. Below is a description of our residential landscaping design and construction methodology:
Residential Landscape Design Process
Site visit & analysis
First we begin with a site visit, where we analyze your property and discuss your needs. This involves walking through the entire property, understanding all the nooks and crannies, conceptualizing sense of an outdoor room value of the property, exploring linear versus fluid design options, as well as the ideal plants that would flourish in the environment. During this process, we also work to understand your needs and budget, in addition to what style landscape garden will best represents your tastes, while, at the same time, seamlessly integrate with the natural terrain.
Concept & bid
Bid proposal that breaks down all the aspects of the job, such as a detailed list of all the plants by scientific and common names, linear and square footage of hardscape and softscape areas, materials to be used, estimated quantity and cost including multiple options and phasing of landscape development such that the entire project budget is phased out according to a affordable timeline.
Site preparation & installation
Our dedicated team includes experts in masonry, carpentry, irrigation, water catchment, gray water system, lighting, and plant specialists. Our ground team will come in and clear all area necessary for the accommodation of the landscape design. One of the most important aspects of site preparation is soil preparation – we will install organic, composted materials, heavily micro-nutrient rich fertilizers into your soil as this is the foundation for a healthy, thriving garden.
After the groundwork has established, we then move into hardscape contruction, which includes the installation of decks, steps, retaining walls, patios, gazebos, fences, ponds, water features, etc. After which we then move into softscape construction, which includes plant design & installation, irrigation, mulching, turf, and lighting.
After the primary work is done, we then move into refining & fine-tuning the final landscape design. This can involve enhancements such as the addition of container planters to add focal points and accents to one’s garden, the addition of sculptures, fire bowls, water sculpture, lighting, anything that relates to the the adornment aspect of the design.
After the landscape design and construction is complete, we can also provide ongoing maintenance to keep your landscape garden looking its best year round.