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One of the most important factors in any design is the process through which it's created. Hocker Landscape Design has implemented the process outlined below in order to ensure the timely development of long term solutions that will facilitate your goals.


Observation & Goal Development 

The first step in the process of achieving your ideal landscape is observation & goal development. Understanding the sites conditions, activity and changes is vital to developing long term solutions for the goals of the site. Some of this will come in the form of simply examining the site in person, but some must also come through communication. As the primary user and stakeholder of the site, you are the most valuable resource in understanding it.

Concept Design

The information gathered in the first step will then be used to develop concepts and early solutions. The design remains malleable through this stage and feedback will be important to ensure that the development continues to answer your needs.

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Detailed Design

Once a concept is more fully developed, details begin to fall in place until the design is more fully realized. The end result of this stage can vary depending on the needs of the client, and final deliverables can range from an exact plan, to a set of guidelines for the site. 

Implementation & Beyond

The final stage of this process is implementation. This can happen in a number of ways, be that through Hocker Landscapes, through a subcontractor, or through yourself. The design can remain somewhat malleable through this stage as well, although, it will be more limited than earlier stages. Once the design has been carried out there will still need to be some investment in caring for the site. No landscape except for the truly wild can be called maintenance free, however, diligent care for the landscape in its early development will be rewarded with easier maintenance in the future

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