Rock and Petal

our process

Step 1: Initial Site Consultation

Objective: Understand your vision, assess the site, and identify potential challenges and opportunities.



  • Meet on-site with you to discuss your goals, preferences, and specific requirements for the landscape project.
  • Conduct an initial site analysis to assess overall project scope.
  • Identify any challenges such as drainage issues or zoning restrictions that could impact the design.
  • Provide Feedback to client and initial thoughts on potential scope, cost and schedule

Outcome: If you are interested in moving forward, we will provide a quote for the landscape design. If approved, a 50% deposit is required for the design cost.


Step 2: Design Process

Objective: Follow a proven landscape design process to create a detailed plan that incorporates your ideas and our expertise. Process:
  • Conduct a detailed site analysis and survey soil conditions, sunlight exposure, existing vegetation, and topography.
  • Gather inspiration and ideas from you. Our landscape designers and ISA-certified arborist staff are on hand to ensure we fully capture your vision for the space and consider all concerns.
  • Develop and present design proposals with sketches, or 3D renderings to help you visualize the final landscape. At this stage, we also provide a rough estimate of project cost that is in line with project budget estimates.
  • Revise the design based on your feedback, ensuring the final plan aligns perfectly with your expectations.
  • Select materials and plants that fit the design aesthetic, are suitable for the local climate, and meet your maintenance preferences.

Step 3: Planning Stage

Objective: Sign agreements and schedule and prepare for the construction phase by finalizing the design and organizing the necessary resources.


  • Create a final budget and sign construction contract; in most cases, a 50% deposit will be required at time of signing. Your project can be placed on the construction calendar only when this deposit is paid. 
  • Finalize the design plan, including detailed drawings and specifications for construction.
  • Obtain necessary permits from local authorities to ensure the project complies with all regulations.
  • Schedule the project, coordinating with yourself, suppliers, contractors, and any other parties involved to ensure a smooth workflow.
  • Prepare a detailed project plan and timeline, ensuring transparency and setting realistic expectations.

Step 4: Build Stage

Objective: Bring the design to life through professional project management and construction, transforming the space into your dream landscape.


  • Begin construction, carefully following the finalized design plans and adhering to the highest standards of quality and craftsmanship.
  • Implement the landscape elements, such as hardscaping (patios, walkways, walls), softscaping (plants, lawns, beds), water features, and lighting.
  • Conduct regular joint site inspections to oversee progress, address any issues, and ensure the project remains on track and within budget. We build these inspections with our clients into the project plan along the way to ensure the highest standards of quality.
  • Final walkthrough with you to ensure complete satisfaction, address any final adjustments, and provide care instructions for the new landscape.

We pride ourselves on a seamless, transparent landscape design process, ensuring that your outdoor transformation is a pleasant and exciting journey. Our commitment to quality, creativity, and customer satisfaction is evident in every step we take to create your dream outdoor space.