BCLS Landscape Services
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE SERVICES
Landscape Architects have licensed professionals who provide formal landscape design services, which integrate softscape (plant material) and hardscape (masonry, fencing, etc…) elements and often require coordination with other licensed professionals such as architects and engineers. Landscape architectural drawings begin as informal sketches and eventually become technical or CAD drawings. There are many types and phases of landscape architectural services: Site Analysis, Conceptual Design, Schematic Design, Master Plans, Design Development, Construction Documentation, Bid Phase Services, and Construction Administration. The design is developed over a series of meetings with the client and other design professionals; the scope of the work determines the number of meetings. At BCLS Landscape Services, we work with several landscape architects who can work on the more complex projects that we sometimes get involved in.
Examples of Landscape Architecture Services:
- Site Analysis to assist the Owner, Architect, or Builder in locating important site features.
- Conservation Area Planting Plans for review by Conservation or Wetlands Commissions.
- Subdivision for review by Planning & Zoning Boards
- Phased Master Plan
- Grading Plan to integrate architectural and site features into cohesive landforms that accommodate water management and drainage issues.
- Construction Details to create an outdoor kitchen includes masonry, pergolas, etc., which can be bid for installation.
- Locate and provide design guidance and permit drawings for Pools, Tennis Courts & Sports Court
LANDSCAPE & GARDEN DESIGN SERVICES
Individuals typically provide landscape and Garden Design services with formal education and a degree in ornamental horticulture or landscape architecture. These services lean towards semi-formal design practices; typically, a series of design sketches, schematic landscape plans, or planting plans are created. Landscape and Garden designs focus on planting design and often integrate hardscape elements (patios, fences, water features, etc.) into the site design and identify potential materials; formal construction drawings are not created. The details are left up to the contractor. These are often created and rendered by hand, occasionally will be converted to CAD drawings. There are only a few phrases associated with Landscape and Garden Design Services: Conceptual Design, Master Plans, and Design Development. Typically the design is developed over a series of three-five meetings with the owner and associated design professionals.
Examples of Landscape & Garden Design Services:
- Phased Residential Schematic Master Plan
- Garden Rooms integrating patios and plantings
- Site Planting Plan
- Privacy Screens
MASTER PLAN SERVICES
Master Plan Services can fall under either Landscape Architecture or Landscape/Garden Design Services, depending on the overall purpose of the produced drawings.
Examples of Master Plan Services:
- Subdivision Plans
- Schematic Landscape Master Plan for phased installation
Landscape Consultations are our basic landscape design service, appropriate for smaller projects such as foundation plantings or garden renovations requiring drawings. Typically we meet with you to discuss your landscape preferences and needs and provide you with a written proposal for the work later.
LANDSCAPE DECOR SERVICES
Whether you are looking to enhance the everyday appearance of your garden or spruce up your landscape for a special occasion, we can assist you in the selection of site furnishings, garden accents, seasonal décor, or floral arrangements.
BCLS Landscape of Central Virginia
12134 Washington Hwy, Ashland, VA 23005 – Phone (804) 752-0052