From the Collingwood location John McMullen, co-founder and principal of the company, leads collaborative teams on projects ranging from residential landscapes, to municipal parks and downtown streetscapes. John is a licensed landscape architect and a professional planner and focuses on planning, designing, and building beautiful exterior spaces. The PLANbyDESIGN team works closely with property owners in the creation of custom landscapes for residential, cottage, and resort properties.
PLANbyDESIGN will help you develop a master plan that will save you time and money. Projects of all sizes and levels of complexity will benefit greatly by having a professional design completed. We believe a well-designed landscape should maximize the capabilities of a site and reflect the style of both the home and its owners. By choosing the proper plants, sustainable materials, and capitalizing on the assets of each location, we create distinctive landscapes and offer a stress-free experience for clients, from the first consultation to the final walk through of a completed project.
Offering on-site consults, basic concept plans, full working design drawings, and project management services. We make sure that throughout the design process, there is an open line of communication ensuring that clients expectations are being met, and that there are no questions left unanswered.
You can initiate your project with an on-site consult (1-2 hour meeting) at your property to discuss your goals, needs, site assets and liabilities, budget expectations, and preferred landscape style. From a single consultation you will be provided with a recommendation report including landscape and garden design ideas, planting and hardscape suggestions, as well as maintenance and gardening techniques.
After a consultation is complete and site measurements have been taken, PLANbyDESIGN can be retained to develop a concept plan for your property outlining the elements of new gardens, hardscaping components, trees, decks, patios, and more. A concept plan is then discussed with the client to make any necessary changes before moving on to the final design plan. The final drawings include a detailed site layout plan, as well as a planting and hardscaping plan, detailing everything necessary to complete your project.
Fortunately when it comes time to get your project built you can also rely on PLANbyDESIGN for full project management services. This includes sourcing the best builders, stonemasons, artisans and landscapers, acquiring and reviewing quotes, and then creating and seeing through a detailed project schedule. The project schedule outlines the order of work that will be done, and provides completion dates for the various tasks. By creating a schedule and reviewing quotes, PLANbyDESIGN controls the cost and quality of the work done to complete your landscape and garden projects.
DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES
LANDSCAPE AND GARDEN DESIGN CONSULTATION:
During a 1-2 hour consultation (fee $250.00) many of your landscape and garden design questions can be answered. Understand your plant and tree choices, how to install a new garden, renovate an existing garden, how to develop a garden style, create an entranceways, improve your homes curb appeal, and deal with problem areas. We will help you set priorities and create an action plan and you will receive a detailed list of recommendations for your project (by email as a follow up to the consultation).
*fee payable at time of consultation
LANDSCAPE CONCEPT PLAN:
Conceptual landscape design plans (start at $800.00) are created following an on site consultation with the homeowner. A concept plan is an option for people who need a basic plan for an entranceway and/or a small to medium size garden. You will receive a detailed list of recommendations as well as a landscape concept plan with plant and material selections for your project (plans are sent by email as a follow up to the consultation).
*fee payable at time of consultation
LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION PLANS & PLANTING PLANS:
A scaled landscape design and construction plan will be prepared to address all aspects of your project (start at $1,200.00). Plans will include the layout of all projects components (plants and gardens, trees, decks, patios, fencing, outdoor fireplaces, seating areas, pools, spas, auxiliary buildings, rockery, landscape berming, etc.). For many property owners these plans are all you will need to get started on more complex multi-faceted landscape projects and drawings can be used to build the project yourself or to secure competitive bids from qualified landscape contractors.
*50% of fee payable at time of consultation, balance is due at delivery of plans.
PROJECT MANAGEMENT & LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION:
We offer comprehensive Project Management Services to ensure the landscape construction process runs smoothly, on budget and is a stress-free experience for clients. This includes sourcing the best builders, stonemasons, artisans and landscapers, acquiring and reviewing quotes, and then creating and seeing through a detailed project schedule. The project schedule outlines the order of work that will be done, and provides completion dates for the various tasks. By creating a schedule and reviewing quotes, and managing the various contractors needed to complete your project, PLANbyDESIGN controls the cost and quality of the work done, from the first consultation to the final walk through of a completed project.
We can assist you with even the largest and most complex site development projects and offer more detailed services including; Development Approvals and Permitting, Site Planning, Detailed Construction Plans, Coordinating Competitive Bids, Contractor Referrals and Liaison, and Project Management services through the construction process.