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1. What is landscaping?

Landscape designing is the process of conceptualizing, planning, and constructing useable outdoor space that enhances the aesthetics and function of property. Landscaping includes hardscape and softscape elements that comprise an outdoor space.

2. What is Hardscaping and Softscaping?

Hardscape includes the immovable, fixed features constructed of durable materials, in an outdoor space. Examples of hardscape elements are stonework, patios, entranceways, retaining walls, pools, water features, and decks.

Softscape includes living and growing elements in an outdoor space. Examples of softscape are flowers, plants, mulch, trees, and shrubs. Softscape features are generally the finishing touches that improve the appearance of a building and the surrounding outdoor space. Softscape features are chosen so they can thrive as they grow and adapt to climate and other conditions.

3. Is landscape design necessary?

Yes. Landscaping design is necessary. A well-designed landscape creates an enjoyable and functional outdoor space improving the aesthetics and function of a home. A well-designed landscape can therefore enhance the value of a home.

4. Should I work with a landscape designer?

Yes. A landscape designer can provide support in all aspects of a landscape project, including:

  • Budget
  • Site analysis
  • Conceptual planning
  • Translating concepts into functional plans
  • Selection of suitable materials for hardscape elements and appropriate softscape elements
  • Project Management

5. What are the steps in a landscape design process?

The design process begins with an initial consultation with one of our designers to discuss a homeowner’s budget, preferences, desires, and ultimate goals. Generally, at the start, available site surveys and architectural drawings of the property in its existing state should be provided to the designer. A first draft of the design should be communicated to the homeowner within 2-4 weeks of the initial consultation. After a homeowner has reviewed the design, the plan can be revised to incorporate changes as desired. Minor revisions are generally included in the initial design fee, but additional charges may result if significant re-drafting is required.

6. What is the duration of the average landscaping project?

The duration of a landscaping project will depend on the scope of the improvements being implemented. Smaller landscaping projects can often be completed in a number of days. Larger landscaping projects involving excavation, coordination of numerous trades, installation of a pool, an outdoor kitchen, or a cabana, can require 1-3 months for completion, weather permitting.

7. How much does landscaping cost in Ontario?

The cost of a landscape project will depend upon site conditions, access, the scope of work, and materials. Realistically, the cost of a landscape project that encompasses an entire property, including for example a pool, an outdoor kitchen, and a cabana, could be in the range of 5% to 15% of a home's total value.

8. Why choose Precision Landscaping?

Choosing a landscape designer is a critical decision in the success of your project. The design team will be working closely with you throughout the project, with a view to putting in place improvements that align with the homeowner’s vision, budget, and that will last a long time. Trust and demonstrated quality in craftsmanship, professionalism, and results are essential.

Why you should choose Precision Landscaping and our promise to you:

  • Dependability
  • With over 15 years of experience, you will feel a high level of trust when you work with our certificated, insured, and experienced company.

  • Communication
  • when you have a question, we promise to be available to respond and to work with you to ensure you get the information you need, when you need it.

  • Timeliness
  • Punctuality is a sign of respect and a benchmark of our company.

  • Detailed-Oriented
  • Meticulous attention to detail is essential to complete the project to your standards and ours.

  • Qualified
  • We stay current with the latest industry advances through our active memberships in local and municipal industry associations and professional certifications. This ensures we remain at the forefront of the industry.

  • Ethical
  • You should always expect ethical standards from your contractor. We will never substitute inferior products/materials or use unskilled workers on a job to reduce costs. We are environmentally conscious, and we believe good materials and labor are worth the extra investment to provide our clients with the highest quality builds.

  • Respectful
  • We take every possible action to ensure you are as undisturbed in your living space as possible and that your home is protected and safeguarded throughout the construction phase of the project.

  • Professionalism
  • Every member of our team is trained to represent our corporate culture of professionalism and the pursuit of 100% customer satisfaction. Your happiness is our #1 goal before, during, and after the completion of your landscaping project.