Complete. Landscaping. Seattle

"The owner (Wade) worked closely with myself and the plans drawn up and made sure that we were always on the same page as the project continued. It was an extensive job and the crew were careful to work around all existing plantings without damage. They are certified in horticulture and have extensive knowledge of the requirements of plants and trees.

RSL is ready to stand by their work and repair or alter anything that might need adjusting. A job completed well. I would recommend them to anyone who is looking for a company who knows how to do it all!"

~ S. Tucker, 7/24/06
Why is it necessary to do a design?

The design process is important for many reasons. It allows clients to see various alternatives for setting up different elements in their landscape and options for working with potential site issues and constraints. The designer is often able to present creative ideas that the clients may not have thought of or even considered. Working through the design process helps to ensure that the final version includes all of the elements the clients wish to see in their future landscape and that it’s set up in the best possible way to meet their goals.

Second, the design is important for us to work from to calculate the costs of the project. With a design drawn to scale, we can determine things like the removal and addition of soil, the square footage of a wall or patio to be built, and the exact number and sizes of plants to be installed. This drawing is the foundation for all further work on the site and is the best way to control costs on a project.

Finally, once the installation process begins, this drawing is the primary construction document that guides the installation work. Our crew will refer to this document to locate built elements and to ensure that they have “the big picture” as they work through each stage of the installation.

Please see the Design page on our website for a thorough description of the design process.