Janine Bleecker, Landscape Designer
Janine attended McMaster University and graduated with a B.A. in Geography. Following graduation, she began her career in the area of Hydrographic mapping with the Canadian Hydrographic Service. After a many years in this field, it was time for a change. A love for the outdoors and gardening led her to enroll in Ryerson University's Landscape Design Program . Upon completion, she started her landscape design business and has never looked back. This lifelong passion has turned into a new career.
Every client is unique in what they want and how they dream their space will look. Working with clients to come up with a design that exceeds their expectations is the goal. Collaboration is key.
Visiting your property to offer advice on plant selections and placement. Providing a basic plant layout sketch.
Landscape Concept Design:
Creating a landscape design concept specific to your outdoor space. Combining hard scape elements (ie deck, pool, firepit, water feature) together with the appropriate selection of plants to create a unique, one of a kind outdoor space. Providing to scale drawings of concept plan, dimension plan and planting plan.
Detailed construction drawings for built structures.
Providing 3D Sketchup models to further illustrate design concepts
Contractor Quoting /
Construction Site Visits:
Meeting with contractors to review the project and obtain quotes. Visiting the site during construction to make sure the project is implemented true to design.
LANDSCAPE CONCEPT DESIGN - THE PROCESS:
Initial Consultation Meet and discuss details of the project. Get a sense of the space. Define your wishes and needs.
Design Proposal A written proposal outlines the objectives of the project. Included is a list of elements/features to be
considered in the design. This proposal will help ensure we are 'on the same page' moving
forward. The design fee will be provided. Once you give the go ahead, we can begin!
Site Assessment A second visit to the site to take measurements and assess the site conditions (ie exposure, slopes,
site lines) A lot/survey plan is normally required to begin the project.
Concept Design Research and development of design options. Development of an overall design concept. The
concept design illustrates all the elements/features laid out on one plan. This stage involves an
additional meeting to get your input.
Details of Design Plants selections, material and finishes are selected and finalized.
Finalized Drawings: Final Concept plan, Dimension Drawing(s) and planting plans are drawn up.
Quoting Contractors will be contacted to obtain quotes for installation.
Installation Site visits during construction.