The first step is a phone call away. We will come out, view your area and provide a free initial consultation. Once you are ready to move forward from the initial consultation, the A Touch of Dutch Landscaping Design-Build process will begin. The steps are outlined below:


Let’s work together to fully visualize your goals.

Determine your goals:

  • If you have a vision of a finished product, magazine clippings or sketches of your dream, share those with us.
  • Consult with family members about what the finished project should include.
  • Do you need a complete landscape design or a simple concept drawing?
  • Complete this simple questionnaire to get started and we will contact you to set up a site visit.
Set a budget

  • Before starting, it is helpful to determine your landscaping budget so we can work towards your landscaping needs and remain within your budget.
  • Are there aspects of your landscape project that you prefer to do yourself such as planting or mulching? These and many other aspects will have a bearing on the final price.
Consider phasing

  • The great thing about working with outdoor projects is that almost any project can be completed in phases. If a dream landscape design is just not financially feasible, a plan can be developed that can be completed in smaller, manageable stages over two to four years


Determining the requirements for your project

Initial meeting on site:

  • If possible have a copy of the property survey available.
  • Notify us of special zoning or building code restrictions.
  • Discuss your objectives.
  • We will determine the fee for the landscape design based on the details to be included in the landscaping design.
  • We will take measurements and photos of the work area(s).
Concept Review:

  • We will send you (via e-mail, fax, or in person) a simple concept drawing.
  • This drawing will include minimal details and measurements and is necessary to determine the location and shapes of hardscapes and garden areas.
  • We will work with you to use this concept as a starting point to create a final layout for your project.
Final Landscape Design review at our office:

  • We will begin by reviewing the completed design as well as the specific components (plants, stone, etc.).
  • We will present you with the estimates for completing the project.
  • We will review the need for locates and permits depending on the project.
  • At this point, a tentative schedule for installation can be discussed.
  • If changes are needed:
    • We will determine the changes and fees for a new design.
    • Estimates will to be revised to reflect changes.
  • Agreements can be signed at this point or you can take additional time to review all the information provided.
Additional Drawings:
For some people it is hard to visualize the completed project from an overhead view. We have a variety of options to help you visualize the final product. A fee may apply for these additional drawings depending on the details required.

  • Colour Rendering – Adds a small amount of perspective.
  • Elevation Drawings – Simple 2-dimensional drawing.
  • Conceptual Drawing – 3-dimensional drawing.
  • Construction Details – If you plan to do the work yourself.
As you have paid a fee for the landscape design it is yours to keep, regardless if we do the work or if you prefer to do it yourself.


Make your plan a reality.

  • Upon acceptance of our proposal, we will schedule both the start and completion dates.
  • We can discuss the order in which different components will be installed.
  • After the job is completed we will leave you with instructions on how to maintain your newly installed landscaping project so you can enjoy it to the fullest.
  • A one year warranty is included with the installation on all labour and materials.
Give us a call
(519) 393-5560
We will provide you with a FREE estimate on any of your maintenance needs.