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The Design & Build Process

Each garden we construct is a unique reflection our client’s personality relative to their property. This is accomplished through careful listening and observation. We will develop a written plan, and will construct the landscape process according to that plan. This is achieved through collaboration with the client, designer and our professional crew.

Every successful landscape project starts with a great design…



Grasslands uses the latest technology to help create your dream landscape. The design will be created by utilizing a combination of hand-rendered and computer-aided design (CAD) drawings. These design services may include:

  • Conceptual plan and color renderings
  • Landscape Master Plan
  • Topography, Utilities, etc.
  • Planting Plans

Landscapes, whether urban or rural, estate-sized or a small backyard, share one fundamental purpose: to provide an environment for people to enjoy. When designed properly, they meet our needs for recreation, connection with the outdoors, privacy and rejuvenation.  Grasslands’ designer is an expert at visualizing your property as an extension of your living space.  We’ll take a holistic approach to insuring that your outdoor environment fits your lifestyle, your tastes and your budget.


Grasslands will install the gardens based on the agreed-upon design, building in every aspect of the outdoor environment. Specialties of Grasslands Landscaping include:

  • Outdoor Living Areas: patios, terraces, walls, walkways, decks, gazebos, outdoor kitchens and fireplaces
  • Ornamental Planting: perennial borders, flowering shrubs, large tree moving and/or planting
  • Water Features: ponds, streams, waterfalls
  • Lighting: outdoor lighting designs that will highlight architecture, add drama and increase safety

Design Service Agreement

After discussing your specific needs, our landscape design team will prepare a proposal for design services and submit it to you for approval. You must then return the signed proposal to begin the design process.

Site Survey

We will measure, photograph the site and take notes to prepare a base plan upon which your landscape plan will be developed.

Concept Plan

An illustration is created that addresses all of the ideas and requirements discussed at our first design consultation. We will meet with you to describe the concept plan and to obtain feedback from you. Revisions to the plan will be made as necessary.

Construction Contract

Once you approve the plan for landscape construction, a proposal will be prepared for the installation of your new landscape. When we receive the signed contract and deposit we will schedule the job and order materials. Work typically begins within two weeks of contract acceptance, depending on weather and the time of year.


Whether you are building a new home on untouched landscaping, or renovating your existing landscape, Personal Touch NY – Landscaping and Contracting is ready to help you achieve the look you want for your outdoor space. We will work with you to construct a design that complements the specific characteristics of your home and property that of course fits within your budget.