If comprehensive landscape design services are desired, then the usual process includes an initial meeting where design parameters such as the following are discussed:
the functions of various parts of the property
the needs of the people who will use the property
style and color preferences
required design elements
sun and shade
The second meeting is usually a presentation of a colorized design with a discussion about it, and the noting of any necessary changes.
Most often, the clients will then have their design bid upon by landscape contractors who will be comparing apples with apples. For installation purposes, quality landscape contractor references are available upon request.