Design Services

At Landscape Concepts Management, we combine artistic design with beautifully crafted landscape installation.  Our award winning team contains both licensed landscape architects and certified field personnel to ensure a unique single source for design and installation.

Design

We provide professional design services that are thoughtful, creative, practical, sustainable, and affordable.  Whether we are designing a residential experience for a home or multi-family project, or are creating a commercial space at a shopping mall, we are committed to design excellence.  In each design, our licensed landscape architects listen to the clients’ needs, explore and evaluate alternatives, and provide design solutions that are functional, aesthetic and long-lasting.

Residential Design Elements

Plantings
Patios and Decks
Outdoor Kitchens
Fire Pits and Fireplaces
Pools, Spas, and Water Features
Driveways and Sidewalks
Retaining Walls and Stairs
Garden Elements, Accents, and Sculptures
Arbors, Pergolas and Fences
Grading and Drainage, Slope Stabilization

Commercial Design Elements

Retail Center Plantings
Multi-Family Community Renovations
Parks and Playgrounds
Streetscapes
Seasonal Planters
Office Complex Layouts/Renovations
Sketches for Condominium Sales

Process

Free Initial Consultation

The design begins with an on-site client consultation.  During this meeting, any challenging issues that could impact the design are identified.  We determine the level of design needed (such as concepts, renderings, sketches, 3D drawings, and plans.)

Concept Design

We first conduct a site visit and analyze the existing site and landscape conditions.  Next, we review and analyze the local zoning and building ordinances.  Afterwards, our landscape architects produce concepts to ensure a site appropriate design for both functionality and aesthetics.

Design Development

Once a concept has been selected, we incorporate any changes to the concept and develop a more refined plan.  This will show all the design elements, including hardscape materials and plant specification, sufficiently detailed for pricing and installation.

Construction Documentation and Permits

For large scale projects with custom hardscapes or a subcontractor’s involvement, we prepare detailed construction documents indicating the dimensions and quality of materials, site-specific sections and details.

Permit Services

Many municipalities have unique building and zoning requirements and a building permit is required before construction starts.  The permit submission typically requires filing fees, Plat of Survey, site plan with proposed development, construction details, and impermeable surface calculations.

We prepare the landscape permit plans and other documents required by local city ordinances.  To insure a successful outcome, we often intervene on behalf of our clients, communicate with the local Department of Community Development, and revise the landscape plans pursuant to comments of the local department as approved by the client.

Installation

We differentiate ourselves by providing all of these services “in house.”  From the initial design, through the construction process, LCM coordinates all phases of the project.  By eliminating the need to deal with multiple companies we can control quality, a pre-determined budget and stay on schedule.  We provide a “one point of contact” approach, assigning a professional to you who is responsible for coordinating and managing your project from start to finish.

Contact Us

31745 Alleghany Rd.
Grayslake, IL 60030
Email: info@landscapeconcepts.com

Phone: (847) 223-3800
Fax:  847-223-0169

Landscape Concepts Management has earned a reputation as the Midwest’s premier landscape contractor. We offer everything your property needs to enhance curb appeal, promote occupancy, create distinction and increase value.