After the rough design is approved and cost estimate confirmed, it is finally time to turn the project into reality. At this stage, we sign an agreement of landscape works.
The logic of landscape construction process is simple: similar to architectural construction and renovation, objects built first may not be damaged by later works. First – frame, last – finishing operations. We start with dirty general works, like soil relocation, the arrangement of landscape utilities, construction of water basins and roadbeds. Then come pavements, wood decks, gravel envelopes, lamps, and minor architectural forms. Finally, we set plants and seed or lay lawns.
It is better when one contractor performs all landscape works – including vertical land leveling, the system of roads, drainage, lighting, watering, plants and lawns. But it could be that a client already has a reliable contractor for lighting, for instance, or wooden crafts. In this case, we can share responsibilities; with wise arrangement, the result could be just as well and contract deadlines are met.
As for deadlines, many landscape works, like planting, are seasonal. In the moderate climate, there are two main periods – spring (April—May) and autumn (September—October) – and we have to confine all planting to them. Between these two, we definitely prefer spring, when plants have enough time to get used to the new place and grow roots. Planting in autumn is usually a forced choice. Of course, we have technologies in our disposal that help shift hard agronomical terms, but they raise problems and costs.
There are other technical details. For example, it is not recommended to set plants in fresh earth banks; prior to planting, the earth shall settle and rest for some time depending on the season and on soil type and volume.
We inform our client about all details, features, and stages of forthcoming landscape works beforehand. We also pay special attention to contract deadlines and try to meet them scrupulously.
For your convenience, stage-by-stage financing is available.
- Grading and leveling
- Surfaces (roads, grounds of various purpose, pavement)
- Fitting kerbstones
- Building support walls, staircases, footbridges
- Slopes reinforcement
- Geoplastics and microrelief
- All categories of lawn covering
- Minor architectural forms and accessories (pavilions, pergolas)
- Utilities (drainage, storm water sewage)
- Outside lighting systems
- Automatic watering systems
- Water units
- Reconstruction of landscape units