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Landscape Design

February 21, 2015

Landscape Design.  The Oasis Principal

I believe I can improve your life, your attitude, your spirit, and your yard.  By making drastic changes to your environment, I can dramatically improve your mood.  I can bring serenity and excitement to you at the same time.  I can design and build you a vibrant and exciting waterfall only steps away from a quiet patio, with a fireplace, overlooking a tranquil pond and flower gardens.

                 Oasis is a lush, vibrant, life giving garden in the desert.  Just as many oasis are hard to find, my gardens are private retreats built for discerning clients and their special guests  My gardens are life giving in the suburban jungle.  You will find your family getting closer as you get back to nature in your outdoor living room.  I use water, plants, stone, flowers, wood and earth as my medium.  My goal is to make you happy.  I try to build the best gardens and landscapes as well as lasting relationships with satisfied customers.

If you believe as I do that a well designed landscape and water garden can bring peace, tranquility, healing, happiness and serenity, then I offer you my Complete Landscape Design Sketch Plan.  Design services begin with a free consultation at my office.  Call for an appointment.  I will show you display gardens, a video portfolio, pictures, and sample plans.  We will discuss your tastes, style, landscape needs, and get to know each other.  Please bring a site survey, satellite photo, and pictures of your yard.  I will explain the steps involved in the design process.  If you wish to continue and I select you as a client, then a design fee will be paid.  

Sketch Plan.  Good Design doesn't cost, it pays.  The sketch plan involves three to four meetings at your home, and usually takes about a month.  First, we walk and talk on our First Site Visit about style, intended uses, play space, entertainment needs, quiet space, privacy needs, desirable views, surroundings, growing conditions, topography, drainage, and potential problems.  I synthesize my designs from our discussions and site analysis.  I may draw a few iterations.  I sketch the desired features to accomplish the goals in the most artistic, cohesive and functional ways.  I will present you with alternatives in the design presentation.  You may choose one, or blend features from one and another.  I will help and guide you through this process.  Remember, we are Creating Paradise in your backyard.  The final design is based on the choices agreed upon, and includes budgets.  We can phase the construction if necessary.  A contract will be signed, a deposit made, and work will be scheduled.  We go through all of these steps so there are no surprises, and to assure you that your paradise is just that, Your Paradise.  You have input through the entire process, and changes can be made up to the contract signing. 

The benefits of a sketch plan are you receive a plan we can install all at once or phase in over years, created by a trained professional.  I have a B.S. in Landscape Architecture, 1989, and a lifetime of experience in landscape design, horticulture, construction and maintenance.  The plan is tailored to you, your needs and style, and your properties character.  The sketch Plan is the first step in creating Paradise in your backyard.  Your Escape.

I personally design and install all work.  I am worth the wait.  I take one job at a time, and complete it before moving on.  Call me, Kevin Soergel, at 724 444 7663 (POND) to begin the design process

Creating Paradise, One backyard at a Time!


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