Judy Nauseef Landscape Design develops each landscape design based on the needs, interests and living style of the client. Judy meets with the client to gather the information she will need to prepare a design that complements the life style of the family. She will learn about the people living in the house so that all their outdoor activities can be accommodated. Their activities are closely tied to the landscape and need to be compatible. The ideas the client has are vitally important to the process. Judy will take into consideration all requests and needs. She will consider views of the house and landscape from the street and neighboring homes as well as from inside of the home. Landscape designers study site characteristics, such as size and shape of the lot, exposure (to sun, shade, wind, rain and snow), soils, slope, neighborhood, style of house, utility access and existing plants.
Judy photographs the site and takes measurements of existing features so she can draw an accurate base map. Existing drawings, house plans, site plans and GPS images add to the information she uses. Judy uses a computer aided design program, Vectorworks, which facilitates the drawing process and allows for easy revisions and changes. The base map will be the basis of the design, insuring that the design will fit the lot, enhance the house, and create a beautiful and comfortable yard using suitable plants, paths, hard surfaces, garden structures, outdoor lighting and water features. Judy is also available for landscape consultations on an hourly basis.
Judy Nauseef Landscape Design works with some customers who plan to install their designs. These gardeners will have a plan they can follow and build as time and finances permit. Other customers, once the design is completed, are ready to have it installed by a landscape contractor. Judy works with quality contractors and will manage the installation, overseeing scheduling, checking of materials, placing plants and reviewing the work in progress as well as when completed. She provides customers with the information needed to maintain the designs.