An initial consultation by Tricia Quaid is an essential first step in the design process. We assess the outdoor space while meeting with homeowners. To produce a unique landscape design, we incorporate an understanding of architectural history, functionality, balance, interest, and focal points, which will be unique for each home. Plants and materials are selected based on their appropriateness for the region and on the amount of sun and shade that is available throughout the year. At this time the need for additional hardscape features will be assessed such as pools, outdoor kitchens, fountains, arbors, roofed structures, walls, etc, and will be determined based on the client interview.