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Visualizing
your landscape

"Dear Wan-Chi, I checked my calendar a few days ago and realized that Classic Nursery will be doing our spring maintenance work very soon. It is hard to believe that it has been over a year since we completed the hardscape and landscaping of our new home here in Bellevue...I have become a consistent user of organic products and methods for all of my planting and fertilizing. I was gratified that you not only agreed with my convictions but were able to implement them in the work that was done on our property. Thank you very much for being an advocate and not an impediment. I would also like to recognize you for the artistic sensitivity and skillful eyes that you brought to our rather large project. Your insights were very helpful in visualizing what the yard would look like upon completion and in the years to come. I can hardly wait to see what it will look when three full growing seasons have past. I think it is going to be even more beautiful... I was completely ignorant of the unique climate of the northwestern United States. Your help in making the right plant choices for the new home were crucial to the long term success of our landscaping vision. Supplies at the local plant markets at the time I started the project were very limited. I appreciate the enthusiasm with which you searched for the best choices and the constant efforts you made to find sufficient suitable plants. Your judgement in selecting and recommending the right plants for the Seattle area was sound. The evidence of that fact is now growing in my front and back yard. I was worried that the heavy cold rain that persisted all winter would damage the roots of the new plants and the recent transplants. My yard was soaked and wet all winter and I feared that many plants would die. Therefore, I am happy to report that almost 100% of the plants appear to be alive and doing well. Almost all have swollen bud, new leaves or flowers already, though the first day of spring was only a few days ago. All of the perennial grasses are showing signs of growth. I look forward to working with you this spring at our regularly scheduled maintenance event so that we can continue to improve the health and beauty of our outdoor spaces. Best Regards,"

- Jim D.

Know what to expect.


Our plans and sketches aren't just drawings, but a full presentation package of concepts, costs and construction. Classic's comprehensive design package is the most graphically complete outdoor project presentation you will find anywhere - and each plan includes material catalogs, plant information handouts and firm estimates for the work to be completed. We also provide a plan and estimate revision at no additional charge. Our proposals break out the specific amount, size and quantity of all materials needed and we note the anticipated days needed for completion. Keep in mind that our estimates are a complimentary service that we offer, while most plans require a moderate additional investment.

Here are the packages that we offer
in order of cost and complexity:

Digital before & after image

Sometimes all you need is a quick 'before and after' image to get a better idea of how the finished work may eventually look.




Advantages:
You just need a quick and rough idea of the design idea.

Disadvantages:
Not exact enough for a a complex project.
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'Signature' sketches

Our unique 'Signature Sketch' of the area is often a complimentary service with your project estimate approval or a drawing can be done with your free estimate for a moderate investment after the complimentary on site meeting.

Advantages:
You just need a quick idea of the design idea.
Can easily be revised prior to project start.
It's basically free, so what's not to like?

Disadvantages:
Not exact enough for a a complex project.

(Please note that there is a minimum design charge in the event that you receive a free 'Signature Sketch' and your project is cancelled prior to the start date.)
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Landscape architectural plan packet

For a more complex or phased project, a plan can be completed. Presented as a 24x36" plan with 11x17" copies (to brag about at the office), our plans always include an accurate proposal and can describe phasing and alternate options.

Advantages:
Can show complex or phased ideas.
Can be revised prior to project start.
Purchased prior to project start with no obligation to use Classic.

Disadvantages:
Requires a minimum investment.
Can take 3+ weeks to produce.
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Color animation plans

Our color landscape architectural plans offer multiple, photorealistic ideas with a 'walk through animation', useful for clients with complex projects that allow additional time and investment.


Advantages:
Really cool way to see your new outdoor areas.
Experiment with color views of paving or stone textures and landscape features.
Can show complex or phased ideas.
Can be revised prior to project start.
Purchased prior to project start with no obligation to use Classic.

Disadvantages:
Requires a greater minimum investment than a formal plan.
Can take 4+ weeks to produce.
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Landscape animations

Complex projects can be presented with detailed animations uploaded to YouTube for viewing. Still images can also be presented to show alternate finishes for patios and plant materials.

...and for our 'Do-it-yourself' nursery clients...

'SimplePlan'
an innovative FREE plan process

Combines purchase of a 'Classic Card' with a FREE plan sketch for folks that want to do their own work and buy plants from Classic.

More info on 'SimplePlan'...

Our 'Visualizing your Landscape' pdf

Here is a handy guide to the many ways we can show your landscape to you in plan or perspective...

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