Consultation at your residence is the best way to start a successful landscape design project.
Time to freshen-up? We’ll make it beautiful and low maintenance.
Heartfelt concepts, simplicity of form, harmonious proportions and naturalistic approach.
Every property can tell a story while offering the luxury of space and a soothing sense of place. Our goal is to transform your property into a style that reflects your character as a family, couple and individual. Our conceptual approach delivers outdoor environments which provide you with the comfort and happiness you always have dreamed of. We focus on your needs to create meaningful landscape designs. We transform your ideas into an outdoor experience that emanates your energy and at the same time suits the architectural style of your residence to increase its property value.
Is your front entrance or backyard in need of an improvement? Do you have questions about the type of plants, stones, pavers, pools, sculptures, swimming ponds, outdoor kitchen or even just furniture? We can come to your place for a two hours consultation to discuss the best possibilities. We offer valuable guidance and knowledge to simply transform a specific outdoor area. If you crave inspiration just for a small section of your garden, a couple hour consultation might be all you need to save you time and money.
The Consultation Fee: $475 for 2 hours payable upon booking your appointment. Additional time $200 per hour. Travel fee may apply depending where you are located.
Landscape Make-Over – Full Service and Planting Design
Introductory Offer: Starting at $950 it includes an in-home consultation & concept sketches delivered within our fabulous Design Inspiration Report, a 10 pages document personalized just for you. The originality of our landscape designs celebrates who you are and all our design solutions are aesthetics and low maintenance. We offers both sophisticated-formal or relaxed-informal concept design solutions. The format of our Design Inspiration Report is 11″ X 17″ and full colors which is ideal as a road-map to clarify your landscape dreams.
(Please note the fee of $950 is for a 1000 Sq. Ft or less. Additional square footage design fee is $00.50 per square foot. The home consultation is 90 minutes maximum. Additional time spent on site during the initial visit will be billed at $200 per hour. Most Design Inspiration Report for properties in the Kawartha lakes is around $3500 – $5000. )
Prior to the meeting, the client is asked to gather basic information such as image samples of landscape you like, photographs of your property at different times of the year. Other important documents are the architectural plans of your house and a copy of your lot survey. It’s important to know the exact location of property lines because specific city by-laws may apply. All this information is valuable and facilitates visual communication, saves us time and saves you money.
Healing and Therapeutic Gardens
Modern Landscape Designers love to create entertaining environments as well as dreaming up some fascinating healing gardens where you will relax in the comfort of your own property.
An outdoor garden space that has been precisely designed to meet the physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs of the people using the garden is a Therapeutic Garden. Patients, caregivers, family members and friends can enjoy this unique outdoor space to relax in a serene and peaceful environment where nature gently enhances their positive health outcome. Research on these specific user groups, evidence-based design and post occupancy evaluation as well as passive and active garden experiences certainly highlight positive health outcomes.
Therapeutic gardens can be built on grounds such as hospitals, assisted living residences, retirement communities, out-patient cancer centres and residential environments. Plant selection and use, equipment, materials, safety, security, and privacy are elements that must be carefully considered and integrated.
There are different types of Therapeutic Gardens. Healing gardens are good for a variety of settings either institutional or residential locations and the same goes for the Relaxation or Meditative gardens. Restorative Garden are often designed for mental health centres. Each garden offer valuable benefits that can reduce the cost of healthcare. As an example, research has proven that it reduces the caregivers stress and increase satisfaction and retention while reducing recruitment costs. Spending time outside in the garden has been shown to positively affect a person’s emotions and improve their sense of well-being. Access to nature balances calms your heart beat, lowers blood pressure, reduces stress and increases absorption of Vitamin D. Nature has been shown to be beneficial for our overall health and well-being.
Why do business with us?
Modern Landscape Designers excel at understanding your specific needs and providing you with clever design solutions that expresses who you are and how you want to feel when you step into your outdoor space.
When on site, our Lead Designer Julie Moore-Cantieni observes your space, feels its energy flow. She notices the light based on the orientation of your property and pays attention to movements of nature caused by the breeze. Ms. Moore-Cantieni gladly shares her knowledge and expertise with you and listens to your concerns, answers your questions and offers guidance. Julie has a wonderful appreciation for details, people, space and nature. Her drawing style always uses colours which makes it so much easier to imagine.
We can help you with procurement and selection of the following: hardscape, softscape, planting list, furniture, accessories, fixtures, outdoor murals, outdoor kitchens, water features, sculptures, lighting and outdoor sound systems, pools and our new natural swimming pond!
This video explains how to create a very low maintenance landscape that mimic nature and agrees with the elements. Towards the end of the video you can see the before picture and after transformation.
Landscape design gets interesting when we start with a concept or theme like a general “look & feel” for your new outdoor space. The concept phase is an important part of the process. Ideas will be presented based on the client’s needs and take the form of hand-drawn plan. Once we agree on the conceptual idea, we can create elevation, isometric sketches and a Master Plan if required.
Modern Landscape Designers represent the interests of the client as a project manager. We are able to move the project forward start to finish. For homeowners, this stage is often the most challenging part. Base on our experience good and ethical contractors are extremely hard to find. This is why we assist the client in the selection of contractors and craftsman artists, project scheduling and supervise construction activities.
As a project manager representing your best interests, we facilitate the entire project from the beginning to the end. We inspect quality of the work being done, solve all kind of issues that may arise, keep track of the budget and schedule. Our approach to landscape project management during construction assures that your project is built as it was designed while saving you time, money and worries.
We have an effective method of landscape project management. We work a with high performance team of experts. They can build your special landscape project with a minimum of disruption. Mother nature is the only one who can slow us down.