Read About Our Landscape Design Process

While Clarke Landscapes LLC serves residential and commercial customers with a wide range of projects, we enjoy specializing in residential projects. 

We will create a comprehensive landscape design for your yard that will exceed your expectations. 

The first step is to have a meeting at your home in your yard.  This meeting should include all those interested in having input into the design.  You should be ready to prioritize the uses and features you would like to include in the new space.  It is helpful to have any photos of things you like available to me to help describe this.  Also, tell me about things you don’t like about your yard or other things you see as a problem you would like addressed- now is the time!

Before I leave, I will take many notes about our conversation, measurements of the areas and many pictures of the space.  Back at my office, I will layout a scale for a plan view of the space and transfer all relevant information into it.  Then I will start drafting a sketch based on all of the key uses and features we discussed and creatively incorporate them into the space using the fundamentals listed below. 


Fundamentals of Landscape Design:

Pay special attention to how the new outdoor space is incorporated into the existing home and the rest of the yard. 

I scrutinize how much space is needed for things like dining areas, grilling areas, fire features and pool areas.  It is also important to understand the traffic patterns associated with each one are unique to each use. 

I will address any other conditions on the site that I see as potential problems to the property such as drainage, tree issues, underground utilities.

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"We didn't want to let too much time pass before writing to you. We are so pleased with the patio and have already used it many times in the past few weeks. We always had a nice retreat in the woods - but now we are actually USING the space to read, cook and relax. Your team was a pleasure to work with on the project. Dave kept everything moving and we felt very well informed throughout the build. He went above and beyond to make sure that our property was well cared for and that the patio ultimately fit our vision. Jimmy was the other key component to the team. He is an extremely hard worker that was very dedicated to the project and easily served as our onsite contact when Dave was unavailable. We cannot compliment either of them enough! From the beginning, we have loved your vision for this project and we hope to work with you again in the future. Thank you for creating our new backyard oasis! It's perfect." Read more comments

Warmly, Chris and Matt