we start with you in mind.

We start by listening to your need and paying attention to the nature of your property.

Gilmore offers the most thorough and complete design and landscaping process you'll find. We start by listening to your needs and paying attention to the nature of your property. Our full-service team of experienced and knowledgeable landscape technicians offer expertise in drainage, hardscape, architectural features, water features and planting and garden design. But we’ve earned our reputation through keen observation, sweat equity and years of hands-on training – and it shows in the work we do.

We’ve learned, through years of experience, that each step of our process is essential to creating and maintaining the perfect design for your property:

  1. Consultation.
    Whether you are starting from scratch or planning landscape restoration, every project starts with YOU – working together to achieve the vision you have for your property.
  2. Site Plan. 
    We develop a general survey – including a building or house footprint, out buildings, relevant property lines, water lines, travelways, parking area, lighting, existing garden elements and other yard features.
  3. Site Preparation. 
    From extensive evacuation and site clearing, grading and drainage to simple installation of new plant beds and landscape maintenance, Gilmore delivers full-service site prep.
  4. Rough Design and Functional (Bubble Diagrams). 
    This rough layout of your landscape plan, based on the survey, is used to account for all existing elements on the property in order to determine the new plans.
  5. Scaled drawing showing design elements.
    This rendering is more detailed – including precise measurements and architectural elements, utilities and more.
  6. Presentation drawing.
    We "pretty up," your rendering to bring your vision to life with colors, textures and shapes.
  7. The "Show Plan."
    We meet with you, so that our designer can present your landscaping concept. We typically like to have this meeting at our office, so you have a chance to see and feel materials, view pictures and get a first-hand look at the plant life that will be part of your landscaping.