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Visualizing
your landscape

"I could not be more pleased with the work that Alan's company has done in completely transforming the backyard of my town home from an overgrown, plant-filled, unusable space -- to two separate levels of paved patios below my deck -- one level with a beautiful fire pit and the second with a lovely water feature that feels zen-like. Where before we only looked down at the plants, now we are drawn down there -- and it feels wonderful to have taken a smallish backyard area and expanded so that it is not only usable, but also just makes you want to go down and sit and enjoy! Alan's team (led by Hugo and Ken) could not have been more professional. They were always on time, very courteous, did a thorough clean-up at the end of each day, and I'll even say, artists in their own right. Ken's work in building the fire pit was detailed and finished perfectly. He worked on it like it was his own... I couldn't be more happy with the finished result -- it FAR exceeds my expectations!!! To Alan and his team, a big thank you!" Coby S. (Fall 2015)"

- Coby S.

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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