1.  Initial Meeting

We begin with a scheduled meeting on location whether it be your home or business. After proper introductions, we listen. Our designers need to understand your dreams, ideas, design aesthetic, and lifestyle.

Often, we ask our clients to gather inspiration for their space. Inspiration in the form of websites, magazines, books, and photographs are all helpful during the design process. Once we have a thorough understanding of the scope of your project, we will move on to discuss budget and design cost. Lastly, photographs and measurements of your land and architecture will be gathered. 

2.  Concept and Design Development

We want your project to be convenient for your day-to-day lifestyle.  To ensure good design direction, many projects will require conceptual renderings.  Our conceptual plans are developed in order to give our clients options for the use of their space.  Once spatial use is agreed upon, design development will commence.  

3.  Presentation

Canopy will schedule a meeting at our design studio,  your home or place of business.  We will have prepared easy-to-read color renderings of your proposed space, construction documents, 3D renderings, and accurate detailed proposals to help understand the value and options available to you.   

4.  Schedule

As a team, we will examine timelines for your project.  Expected dates for phase completion and/or project completion will be discussed and understood.  Canopy orders all necessary materials for your project and is responsible for locating underground utilities.

5.  Build

Meticulously, we bring your project to life.  Our build group is devoted to details and longevity.  All projects are managed by our job site supervisor and overseen by the designer. We use this build process to ensure quality craftsmanship and to clearly communicate project details.

6.  Maintenance

Together, we walk through your new landscape.  We will discuss individual plant species and the care surrounding them.  If you should choose to have Canopy maintain your garden, we can develop an a la carte proposal for any or all portions of your landscape maintenance and seasonal decor.

With innovative ideas and a wealth of horticultural knowledge, our team will develop an outdoor space which will inspire and evoke interaction. 

Whether your property requires planting beds, patios, paths, stairs, walls, water features, lighting, or furniture, our design team can help bring life to an otherwise static landscape. Our design will enhance the architecture of your home or business, existing plant materials, and surroundings, furthermore, creating an outdoor space which our clients can relax, enjoy, and live.

• conceptual plans
• color, plan-view renderings
• construction plans
• planting plans
• 3D renderings, perspectives, sketches
• landscape lighting design (low voltage)

To ensure unparalleled installation, Canopy works as a team during their build process.  Our attention to detail is unprecedented, our craftsmanship superb, and our horticultural practices are state of the art.  

With each and every plant from perennial to deciduous tree, with every hardscape from paver to large natural stone walls, there is a care that travels beyond expectations. We assure quality plant material and tarp all plants in transit.

• natural stone walls, patios, pillars, walkways, and fire features
• paver patios and walkways
• gas and wood burning fire features
• pergolas, arbors, and trellises 
• outdoor kitchens
• install fencing
• build structures and install sculpture
• prune small trees and shrubs
• grading and drainage
• retaining walls and seat walls 
• pool decks
• water features
• landscape lighting installation
• seeding and land erosion control
• amend soil in preparation for planting
• planting trees, shrubs, perennials, bulbs, and annuals

Garden maintenance is crucial to ensure design intent. Each species of plant requires special care and our team provides the knowledge and care necessary to accomplish these tasks.

We understand that plants are agricultural products and are rarely perfect; crossing branches, girdling roots, diseased foliage, and competing plants all require decisions and actions in order to secure a beautiful and functional garden.

Whether you enjoy your garden for seasonal fragrance, floral cuttings, herb gardens, or a relaxing space, we have a management program that will suit your garden and lifestyle. To ensure our clients satisfaction we strongly recommend some type of management practice.

• fall and spring clean up
• re-establish natural or victorian edging
• mulching and weeding
• plant pruning and disease diagnosis
• cutting back perennials and herbaceous shrubs
• provide winterization of evergreens
• provide plant divisions and planting
• downspout cleaning
• turf mowing
• snow removal and salting
• soil amending
• landscape lighting maintenance
• seasonal container arrangements
• rabbit and deer prevention