Bring Your Dreams to Life
Landscaping shouldn’t be an afterthought. A well-planned outdoor living space can completely transform a home, increasing functionality, curb appeal, and property value. Bella Terra’s expert installation projects start with thoughtful designs that consider your preferences, existing architecture, and lifestyle needs. With an extensive knowledge of local municipality code and HOA requirements, we will make the design and installation process seamless. Our well-trained crews will work diligently with respect for your property and the utmost attention to detail from start to finish.
Step #1 Consultation
Following receipt of your consultation fee and
signed consultation contract, a meeting will be scheduled at your home with one of our designers to evaluate site conditions, discuss the scope of work and establish a realistic target budget. Consultations can also be done virtually to expedite the design process.
Step #2 Design
Following the consultation, you will receive
the contract for design services. Once we receive payment in full, your designer will begin the process. You will be emailed the first draft of your drawing and be given the opportunity to schedule either a virtual or in person design presentation before finalizing the plan.
Step #3 Proposal
Once the design revisions are complete, you will be sent an estimate you’re your landscape installation. We require a signed contract and 40% deposit to secure a spot on the schedule. At that point in time, our production manager will add your project to the queue, obtain any necessary permits, and order materials.
Step #4 Installation
A dedicated project manager will be assigned to
your installation and will oversee the crews on site. Your designer or salesperson will be on hand as needed to provide guidance, answer questions or
make adjustments via change order.
Step #5 Maintenance
Once your installation is complete, having a maintenance program in place is vital. Our landscape maintenance division offers a full range of property management services including but not limited to mowing, edging, mulching, and pruning. Lighting and irrigation maintenance packages are also available where applicable.
Our award-winning design team has years of experience working in our unique microclimate. Navigating challenges such as wind, salt spray, sandy soils, clay soils, deer pressure, poor drainage, lot coverage requirements, HOA bylaws, and city code are all part of the in-depth design and planning process. We are able to provide you with a drawing that takes all of those elements into account while also including your personal needs and budget. The more detail and information that you can offer to us during the consultation, the better we can serve you. Your design fee is paying for the expertise that our designers bring to the table including their formal education, on-site experience, continued education, certifications, connections with trusted local subcontractors, and personal design aesthetic. The final product will be a beautiful, functional, scaled drawing that can be used for both approval and construction.
Softscape involves the living elements of your landscape and the preparation associated with installing it all properly. This can include drainage to control stormwater, grading and enhancement of your native soils. Our designers will be able to identify the need for these items on your property during the consultation and will take them all into consideration when selecting which plants will be most suitable for your site. The softscape component of a landscape tends to be ever-changing and will require regular maintenance so your desired level of care will be taken into account. Plant material can serve a number of critical functions in an outdoor living space. Softening your home’s appearance, adding textural variation, fragrance, color and seasonal interest are key. Your softscape also has the potential to contribute to local ecosystem by providing shelter and nutrition for wildlife.
While softscape design tends to have an effect on the overall mood of the site, hardscape adds the functionality and structure to make the space usable for your family. Walkways, patios, pergolas, fire features, kitchens, driveways, and retaining walls can expand your living area from inside to outside and help you connect with nature. Our designs include just the right balance of both softscape and hardscape and take every square foot of your property into account. Hardscape elements tend to have a good return on investment, especially in our beach resort community where visitors want to spend most of their time outside of the house enjoying the weather. Our hardscapes can include concrete interlocking pavers, natural stone pavers, boulders, gravel and more.
Drainage services are an essential part of maintaining a healthy and functional outdoor environment. Effective drainage systems help prevent water damage to property, erosion, and soil saturation, while also preventing the growth of mold and mildew. Drainage services typically involve a thorough assessment of the landscape to identify areas that may be prone to excess water buildup, such as low-lying areas or areas with poor soil drainage. Once identified, the drainage experts will work to design and install a custom drainage system that will effectively redirect water away from the property and prevent damage to the landscape. These services can range from simple solutions like installing catch basins and drainage pipes to more complex systems like French drains and dry wells. Overall, landscape drainage services are an essential investment for any property owner looking to maintain a healthy, functional, and beautiful outdoor space.
Getting started is easy!
Step One: Get in touch
Give us a call or fill out our contact form with as much detail as possible so that we can get you connected with the right salesperson.
Step Two: Consultation
A team member will schedule a consultation with you to visit the site and discuss the scope of work.
Step Three: Stress Free landscaping
Once you see the Bella Terra difference, your landscaping worries will fly out the window. Knowing that you have an experienced team taking care of you, you can sleep easy.
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