Master Design Plans

The feeling of being home should start before you walk through the door.

Garden Planning and Design

Maintenance-free garden design by Environmental Construction, Kirkland WA A good painter knows that the construction of a painting depends on the colors on the palette and the composition of the canvas. The construction of your garden depends on the function and structure of the landscape.

Environmental Construction Inc. designs all types of gardens. We want you to get the most out of your garden by choosing the plantings that meet your wants and needs. Our planting plans create outdoor living spaces through the use of foliage, color texture, and fragrance.

Creative Garden Designs:

Cottage garden by Kirkland Landscape Company, Environmental Construction Low Maintenance Gardens
Hands-on Gardens
Edible Gardens
Vegetable Gardens
Herb Gardens
Fragrant Gardens
Fire-retardant Plantings
Drought-tolerant Gardens
Rock Gardens
English Gardens
Mediterranean Gardens
Poolside Gardens
Sun Gardens
Shade Gardens
Xeriscape Gardens

Herb and flower garden designed by Environmental Construction, Kirkland WA Ask us for more information about any of these garden designs. Our trained horticulturist can assist with all your gardening questions.

We make sure the height of a shrub or tree will not outgrow its location and the plant will thrive with the sun and rain it will receive. The end result is a garden that extends your home from the walls of your house to the edge of your property.

When planning a garden design, consider...

Rose garden design by Kirkland Landscape Company, Environmental Construction What is the purpose of the garden and how will it be used?
Do you want seasonal color or year-round color?
Does the garden need to serve as a noise buffers, privacy screen, or wind break?

Enhance your garden with an automatic sprinkler system and outdoor lighting.

Eco-friendly Garden Design

Environmental factors can create opportunities to develop a distinctive, eco-friendly garden. Environmental Construction Inc. has developed exceptional gardens for our clients whose landscapes have presented environmental challenges. We can offer advice for native plantings, pest-deterrent plantings, urban wildlife habitats and other specialty gardens

Garden Stewardship

We offer a full-service Garden Stewardship Program as part of our regular landscape maintenance service. Planning, designing, and planting a garden is only half the fun. It also needs to be maintained and that can be time-consuming. For maximum enjoyment of your garden design, ask about our garden stewardship program.

Landscape Design / Masterplan

Using elements typical of Seattle and the Pacific Northwest, we will create a garden landscape design that will delight your senses.

Preparing a Landscape Masterplan

The first step in developing a unique landscape design is to prepare a landscape masterplan. A beautiful landscape design or garden begins with your dreams. We will meet with you and help develop your landscaping ideas by engaging you, listening to your ideas, and collaborating with you.

Landscape Design by Environmental Construction in Seattle, WA Our design philosophy is that the final scaled landscape plan you receive should convey your landscape ideas in a "road map" that will be used to transform your house and yard into a lovely home. We take the time to explain the landscape blueprint design and adjust the landscape gardens, patios, decks, water features, and other elements to match your desire.

The landscape garden design process is extremely important -- this is not a step we can bypass.

Your landscaping budget is best spent on the landscape installation. Therefore, we utilize Vectorworks and Dynascape™ landscape design software from Garden Graphics, Inc. This software allows us to deliver a easily understandable designs that can be quickly modified, if desired.

Special note: For those clients working with a building architect, landscaping architect, remodeling contractor, or new construction contractor we have the ability to import and export computer aided drafting (CAD) files using Vectorworks or Garden Graphics landscape design software. Plan views, elevation views, hand sketches, and artist's renderings are all available to help convey and confirm ideas.

Garden Landscape Design Ideas

During this design period, we ensure communication of details and clarify expectations. We will offer suggestions from an artistic point of view, but ultimately you will determine the look and feel of your landscape design. We have a multitude of landscaping options, such as:

Garden Designs - explore the many varieties Hardscapes - creative use of rock and cement products Landscape Construction - wooden shade features, decks, and useful spaces Water Features - beautifully stunning and peaceful additions to your home We also offer creative Outdoor Kitchens and Fire Pits.

Check out our Landscaping Ideas page for help with your garden landscape design.

Landscaping Estimate

Once our landscaping blueprints meet your expectations, we will submit our bid prices to implement the design and work on packaging and phasing options. We take the time to make sure you clearly understand the scope of the project.

You will not be charged for our time to prepare the landscape estimate if you hire us to do your landscape project. There is a fee if you are asking for cost comparisons as part of the planning process. We make sure our estimates are fair and that we prepare a design that will stay within your budget.

Landscape sketch drawn by Environmental Construction Inc. Are you looking for an inexpensive Seattle landscape design? Not all garden and landscape construction projects require a design. Some design elements may only require a project sketch. If the landscape design blueprint is not needed, we will not prepare one.

Let the landscaping project begin...

After you have accepted our bid, work on your landscaping project will begin with excavation or soil preparation.

If you have any questions about our garden masterplan process, call our office in Kirkland, WA (ph. 425-803-9881) or send an email to and we will respond within 48 hours.

Landscape Design in the Seattle Area

We are fortunate to live in Northwest Washington. Landscape design in Seattle and surrounding areas is enhanced by the natural beauty of this region. The greenery that exists around us is a perfect backdrop for an exquisite landscape design or home garden.

We are a quality landscaper designer for Seattle, Bellevue, Everett, and Puget Sound. From design through installation, we have licensed and certified staff personnel who are trained to respond to the particular needs of your project.

Landscaping Consultation

An initial landscaping consultation is the first step in developing a new landscape or providing help for your particular landscaping problem.

What do you need to get started?

The first step in any landscape design, construction, or garden maintenance project is to contact us by phone send us an email, or use our Request a Consultation page to let us know your need. We want to discuss the landscape process with you and share more information about our company.

If you are thinking about developing a landscape design with various garden structures, you may want to make a sketch, cut out pictures from a magazine, and thoughtfully construct the space by asking yourself, "What is the purpose of the landscape design?" This will help us better understand your needs and provide a starting place for the landscape consultation.

The Landscape Consultation Process

During the initial on-site landscape consultation (also known as the "dreaming stage"), we assess the landscape challenges to see how we can help. We will walk with you through your property, listen to your ideas, and make suggestions. We listen carefully to determine how you want your landscape to look and feel. Then, we take measurements and photographs.

We will discuss both the short and long-term plans for your property, such as how you will want it to look in 5 years. This way, we can begin thinking about your project in phases that can be implemented season by season or year after year. When developing a new landscape, we take a holistic approach. This will help provide order to your ideas, while challenging and expanding upon new and unique possibilities.

Environmental Construction charges a flat fee of $125.00 for this initial on-site consultation. This is a one time per home non-refundable charge for the consultation. We believe whether a client hires us or not, the information exchange will easily carry that value.

The Bidding Process

At the end of your consultation, we will discuss the next step. This can include a design contract, allowance letter, or bid proposal. The follow-up plan depends on feedback from our initial consultation. The landscaping bid will be sent via email or postal mail and the charge for this cost estimate is included in your consultation fee.

Landscape Masterplan

Once the landscape consultation and bidding process are complete, the next step for most landscaping projects requires a landscape design (or landscape masterplan.)

Our job is to fix your landscape problem and offer solutions based on our years of expertise. We have a team of qualified personnel ready to help with your landscaping needs. Contact us today.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does the consultation meeting last?

Since you are paying for this appointment, we like to stay as long as necessary (up to two hours) in order to assure we have the time to completely address your desires, especially as they relate to existing site conditions.

Does Environmental Construction schedule consultations after hours?

Changes to your home garden are important to all interested parties. Therefore, we prefer to have all interested parties involved. This usually makes it necessary to schedule appointments during work hours.

Will there be photos of landscaping ideas available at the consultation?

Our Landscaping Ideas page has several photos of projects we have completed. These can be used to help provide additional ideas.

Is a down-payment collected at the consultation meeting?

Payment for the consultation can be made at our first meeting or we can bill for the initial consultation.

At what point can a client no longer change their mind and stop the project?

Environmental Construction will typically provide an allowance letter that outlines potential development costs as a means of helping balance your aesthetic concerns with fiscal realities. This process allows you, as a home owner, ample time to change your mind about work scope and price before committing to a contract. We offer both "fixed price" and "time and materials" contracts.

Environmental Construction, Inc.

It's not simply about designing and building beautiful garden spaces, it's about providing a landscape oasis where you can relax from the daily grind and recharge. Let us create an outdoor space that will enhance your home and quality of life.

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