Baby, it’s cold outside—and we’re thinking about warmer times ahead! According to David Munsey, III, of Better Lawns & Garden, winter is a good time to be planning for future landscape projects. Here, he shares a preliminary drawing for one of his recent projects as well as a little insight into the process, timelines, and steps you can expect if you’re ready to take your outdoor living space to the next level.
At Home in Arkansas: What is the process that leads up to a drawing like this, and how would you recommend getting started?
David Munsey, III: After a phone call to get an idea of what the client wants to accomplish, we’ll have our first face-to-face meeting. That’s when we’ll walk the property, talking through their vision and how they want to use the space. After that, we’ll do a site analysis where we take measurements and some pictures. We usually exchange some inspiration pictures that have ideas for everything from plant materials to color palettes, then that’s when we’re able to do a conceptual sketch like this. It’s not totally to scale, but it gives you a vision of what the space is intended to look like.