A initial meeting is set up with the client to discuss clients needs, wants, desires and budget for the project. Broad concepts are discussed and imagery shared which helps to establish the basis of the design.



To begin, we sit down with our clients to determine their lifestyle, desires, vision budget and schedule. Quick diagrams are produced which test the site against programatic requirements, consideration for views, functions, circulation and overall structure is established.


Once the client hires us, we start by going back to the site, or  documenting the site in auto cad, combining existing building and site data to prepare an accurate dimensional base plan, We document the entire site, including the interior layout to understand internal views and relationship between indoor and outdoor environments.


Once the structural plan is approved and all project components and site programing is completed, we will begin to study the site in three dimensions to insure that all the landscape elements are working in harmony with each other.


Now the fun part begins, where we incorporate all clients wants and desires, with site, building and budget constraints.We mix all the ingredients, and produce a concoction including, plans, details, sections and three dimensional models and renderings.


In order to communicate a clear understanding of the design intent it is critical to establish a roadmap for the built work. Extensive documentation is prepared which identifies the entire built environment to scale. The Scaled plan indicates all critical dimensions as well as call outs of all critical design components.


Upon approval of the design strategy CBLD will prepare an Indication of Probable Costs, this document will line item all costs including supervision, supply and installation of all hards and softscape materials


On site construction begins with our team of highly skilled sub-contractors which CBLD manages. Services include: Demolition of existing patios, and concrete work, soil prep, irrigation, lighting, hardscape and softscape installation.



Once the design is approved and hardscape construction is established, it is time to search out the best plant material for the project. With year's of research, we pinpoint a variety of nurseries to tag the best species for the project. 


We are often asked to stick around and help our clients select furniture, and help them with their maintenance. But once we have the garden completed to client's satisfaction, it is time to enjoy your new garden!

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