Landscape Design Service In Virginia
Serving clients throughout the Virginia Peninsula
Are you dreaming of transforming your backyard into a breathtaking oasis? Picturing how you can elevate the aesthetics of your outdoor space? Whether you are imagining a vast, inviting outdoor living area or a stunning yet low-maintenance garden, our team at Outdoor Living Experts is here to bring your vision to life. We boast a wealth of experience and a deep understanding of the intricacies involved in landscaping, including a thorough knowledge of both local and native plants, the most effective materials, and the latest landscaping techniques.
Our services are not limited to private residences; we also extend our expertise to commercial properties, including HOA communities and condominium associations, creating unique and visually captivating landscape designs that unveil the hidden potential of your property.
What Does Your Dream Landscape Look Like?
- Are you envisioning an expansive patio or a luxurious pool area?
- Do you wish to infuse your outdoor space with vibrant and seasonal colors?
- Seeking a garden that captivates but demands minimal upkeep?
- Need assistance picking out the perfect plants for your space?
- Thinking of enhancing your curb appeal with a new driveway or entryway?
- Does your sloped terrain require expertly designed retaining walls?
Based in Hampton, Virginia, Outdoor Living Experts is your go-to landscaping contractor, dedicated to providing top-notch 3D landscape designs and consultancy services aimed at revamping your property’s outdoor appeal. From brainstorming ideas for a recently cleared area, landscaping a newly constructed home, choosing the ideal plants for your garden beds, to finding solutions for sloped or waterfront properties, or completely transforming your front or backyard — we are at your service.
Our certifications highlight our commitment to excellence, and as certified Techo-Bloc installers, we guarantee the use of high-quality materials in every project. We pride ourselves on seamlessly blending hardscaping and softscaping elements, creating a harmonious balance that enhances the natural beauty of your outdoor space.
Ready to take the first step towards realizing your landscaping dreams? Contact Outdoor Living Experts today (757) 890-0770 and let’s start shaping the future of your outdoor living space together.
Our Landscape Design Process
Designing a landscape that you can enjoy and be proud of is a complex and multi-step process. Landscape design requires a great deal of thought and care to ensure that the end result will meet your needs and preferences. A well-designed landscape not only adds beauty and value to your property but also enhances its functionality and sustainability.
Here are some factors that we need to consider when designing your landscape:
#1. Lay of the land: The topography of the land, including its slope, elevation, and drainage patterns, can have a significant impact on the design of a landscape. These factors can affect the placement of features such as patios, retaining walls, and water features.
#2. Size of the area: The size of the area that is being designed will also affect the design. We must consider the amount of available space, and how best to use that space to create a cohesive and functional design.
#3. Use of plants: Plants are an essential part of any landscape design, and the choice of plants must be carefully considered. We must consider factors such as the local climate, soil type, sun exposure, and plant growth characteristics. We must also consider your preferences and the purpose of the plants, whether they are for shade, privacy, or aesthetic appeal.
#4. Growth at maturity: When selecting plants as part of your landscape design, we must consider how they will grow and how big they will be at maturity. Your landscape 2,3, or even 5 years down the road will change as your plants grow. This is an important design detail we need to consider to ensure that the plants do not outgrow their designated spaces or become an obstacle for maintenance in the future.
#5. Hardscaping: Hardscaping, which includes features such as patios, walkways, and retaining walls, can be an integral part of your landscape design. We must consider the function and aesthetics of these features and how they will fit into the overall design.
#6. Softscaping: Softscaping is all of the softer, natural elements of your landscape. This could include lawn areas, garden beds, landscape beds, hedges, shrubs, and trees. Do you want a landscape that is low maintenance? Do you want a landscape that reduces watering requirements? Or how about natural habitat for local wildlife? These are factors we need to consider with your landscape design.
#7: Budget: We know not everyone likes to talk about their budget for their landscaping but this is critical to getting a great design. We don't want to provide you with ideas and concepts that are outside of your price range. If we know and understand your budget we can ensure the options we provide are going to stay within your range. We don't want to design a landscape that you cannot afford to build.
Step #1. Consultation: We will meet with you on your property to discuss your needs, preferences, and budget.
Step #2. Site analysis: We will conduct a thorough analysis of the site, including its topography, soil type, drainage, and sun exposure.
Step #3. Design concept: We will create a preliminary 2D or 3D design concept, including the layout of features and the selection and layout of plants.
Step #4. Design development: We will refine the design concept, taking into consideration any feedback you have. We want to make sure you're 100% happy with the design before proceeding.
Step #5. Final design: We will present you with the final design, including a detailed plant list and hardscape specifications which will include the specific types and styles of materials being used.
Step #6. Installation: Once the design has been approved by you, we will then schedule and oversee the installation of your new landscape.
Quentin and crew transformed our unique and failing backyard landscape into a space we use and enjoy. We are very happy with both the result and the process, from start to finish.
We were in the market for a nice fire pit and planned on just doing a traditional wood burning fit pit. Outdoor Living Experts (OLE) happen to come with an excellent proposal for investing into a gas fire pit and did an excellent job explaining the added benefits of the investment. We chose to move forward based off their recommendations and are so happy we did! Our family and friends love visiting in the cooler months of the year to warm up by the clean burning fire pit, that we can light up without any hassle. Best regards - David L.
Always professional from concept to design to execution. Friendly and easy to work with. We’ll be using Ole again in the near future.
They were prompt, clearly communicated and finished the job in just three days. I am extremely happy with the results.