Birds-eye view of an award-winning landscape design by Ivy Street Design.

Our Proven 10-Step Landscape Design Process

Learn about our process
At Ivy Street Design, we transform your exterior spaces into a stunning blend of functionality, environmental consciousness and aesthetics.
An award-winning landscape design by Ivy Street Design featuring a Soake Pool.
Embarking on a landscape project with Ivy Street Design begins with a clear and comprehensive process designed to bring your vision to life. Through our 10-step approach, we ensure every detail is captured, from initial concept to final creation, making your journey with us seamless and rewarding. Our commitment is to transform your outdoor space into a reflection of your unique style, ensuring every step is communicated with clarity and designed for your satisfaction.
On-Site Meeting
Research and Analysis
Obtain Site Survey (If Needed)
Design & 3D Presentation
Design Revisions
Construction Documents
Completion of Design
Bid Administration
Construction Observation
Landscaping professionals from Ivy Street Design meeting with a client on-site.

On-Site Meeting / Determine Scope of Work

Our journey together begins with an on-site meeting. Whether you need our services for a commercial building, a retail space, or a public setting, we will tour your space, discuss your vision, and determine the scope of the project. This step allows us to better understand your needs, preferences, and assess the unique aspects of your site.


Once we understand your vision and the unique characteristics of your site, we craft a detailed design proposal. With a detailed proposal in front of you, you can see exactly what we aim to do for you, how much it will cost you, and how long it will take to complete. This proposal includes a preliminary budget, timeline, and description of the project.

Overhead view of a project proposal document presented by Ivy Street Design.

Research and Analysis

At this stage, our team conducts a thorough analysis of your site’s conditions including soil type, climate, drainage, and vegetation. We also review local regulations and zoning laws to ensure compliance. This research informs the design process, ensuring your landscape is both beautiful and sustainable.

Obtain Site Survey (If Needed)

If necessary, we engage local professionals to conduct a site survey. This survey gives us precise data about your property’s topography, boundaries, and existing features, which are crucial for the design stage.

An Ivy Street Design landscape designer surveying a client's space for a landscape design project.
A still image from a 3D render of a landscape design by Ivy Street Design.

Design & 3D Presentation

With all the required data in hand, our design team gets to work. Using the latest 3D technology, we create an immersive model of your new landscape, allowing you to visualize the end result before construction begins.

Design Revisions

Our landscape design professionals are the best in Denver, partly because they’re keen to hear your feedback. Once we have your revisions and comments, we make any necessary changes to ensure that the design aligns with your vision, while adhering to local regulations and site conditions.

Documents associated with a landscape design by Ivy Street Design in Colorado
A staff member handling documents associated with a landscape design by Ivy Street Design in Colorado

Construction Documents

Once the design is finalized, we prepare the construction documents. These documents detail the materials, installation techniques, and the precise layout of the project, providing a blueprint for the construction phase.

Completion of Design

Upon completion of the design and approval of the construction documents, we submit any necessary paperwork to your homeowners association or the city. We ensure every detail is in order so your project can move forward without delay.

A watercolor concept image for a landscape design by Ivy Street Design.
A staff member handling documents associated with a landscape design by Ivy Street Design in Colorado

Bid Administration

We handle the bid administration process, inviting trusted contractors to bid on your project. We assist you in reviewing these bids, ensuring that you select the best team for your landscape construction.

Construction Observation

During the construction phase, we administer the on-site construction. We work closely with the contractors to ensure that the design is being implemented as planned, maintaining the integrity of the design and ensuring the quality of the work.

The construction observation phase of Ivy Street Design's process.

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