Landscape Design Toronto

Our Design Build Process at M&S Architectural Ltd

Design Consultation

landscape design torontoThe initial meeting is to establish your needs and lifestyle usages of your landscape project.  At this meeting, you will be asked to discuss your personal, family and lifestyle needs.  We will look at the overall project and dreams and give you realistic and achievable ideas.  The area where this work is to be performed will be viewed to see how existing grading, existing structures, and possible building permit issues may affect and how best to integrate your lifestyle needs into a landscape plan.  During this meeting we will want to review the existing survey, images of ideas that best represent your desired landscape and discuss budgets required to proceed.  A consultation is about one hour long. There is no charge for this initial consultation as it is both information gathering for our design team at M&S Architectural and an opportunity for you to see our creative ideas and understand our professional approach to creating beautiful landscapes.  At this initial meeting an estimate will be given for full concept design.  Once the design process and conceptual plans are complete, a Softscape plan and layout will be completed including planting, lighting and all amenities required to give our clients a turnkey approach to their project.  With over 28 years of experience in landscape construction, our design and management team is ready to serve your complete project needs.

Landscape Design

At M&S we offer the full design process in-house. The second meeting will be to review the landscape concept showing a special layout of both hard and soft landscapes.  This drawing will be a computer rendered drawing that is scalable and ready for construction depending on the level of detail that is required.  At this meeting, we will review and edit comments from clients and propose a preliminary budget based on the various products required and recommended.  The final step of this meeting will be to review preliminary budgets and costing to construct your landscape.  Once the initial landscape drawings are approved, M&S Architectural will firm up the estimate for work done and create a full, conceptual, detailed landscape plan, construction plan, planting plan, landscape lighting plan to complete the full design process.

Landscape Construction

Since M&S Architectural offers you complete in-house design build services, your project will be assigned to one of our qualified, experienced foremen who will manage your project from beginning to end.  Our expertise and staff trains and continues to upgrade our staff to stay on top of all the latest products and information available to you.  Our in-house carpenters, stone masons, precast technicians and natural stone & retaining wall experts ensure a constant work force on your project.  At M&S we offer sub trades who carry the same level of customer care to our clients, enabling us to bring you a team that is certified and qualified.  These trades include engineers, electricians, plumbers, soil analysts, block layers, asphalt services and arborists and allow our team to provide you with the full package.  Your project is assigned the equipment and resources required to carry out all the work needed.  And to compliment your hard and softscapes we offer the following services:

 

  • Appropriate materials required to construct and meet the budget and esthetics of your landscape plan
  • Custom carpentry
  • Complete project management
  • Environmentally-friendly materials
  • Fireplaces, pizza ovens and wood burning BBQ or ovens
  • Flowering pots and annual displays
  • Kitchen and edible gardens
  • Living walls
  • Natural stone installation by our qualified stone masons
  • Outdoor furniture and accessories
  • Outdoor kitchens and bars
  • Outdoor lighting
  • Swimming pools both gunite and vinyl, including hot tubs and spill overs
  • Water features and water gardens
  • Water management, drainage and rain gardens