Design Process

The Design Process

Since 1995, Chip-N-Dale’s Custom Landscaping has been providing exceptional quality landscape design build services throughout the Las Vegas Valley and Henderson. Every great project starts with a great design, this thorough process will help ensure that the design will turn into a finished product that is loved, and matures with time. With over 100 years of design experience on staff, one can trust our talented landscape designers to transform one’s home into a space where everyone will truly enjoy spending time and creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Initial Consultation

The initial consultation starts at the client’s home and consists of a comprehensive walkthrough of the property. During this time, it is important to be honest and open with the designer. Our goal is to find out how our clients envision using their yard. Whether our client needs an area for the kids to play, room for pets to run, a large patio for entertaining guests, or have privacy concerns from neighbors’ property. Our designers will offer suggestions that are unique and creative, as a part of the consultation. During the consultation, our designers will discuss your aesthetic preferences so that we can create the ideal design for our clients and their family, whether it’s a tropical paradise, a Mediterranean retreat, or a drought tolerant water wise landscape our designers can create a masterpiece that fits into a specific lifestyle and budget. Once the initial consultation has been finished our designers will discuss expected budgets for the project and the design fees associated with creating the plan. It is extremely important that the customers have a budget they are willing to invest in their home. Upon acceptance of the design agreement our designers will conduct a thorough site analysis and take all necessary measurements and photos of the property so we can create a scaled drawing. We will look at potential drainage issues, measure changes in elevation, take stock of any existing plants, features, and architectural elements of the home, so that we can start the design process.

Creating the Design

Once the site analysis and initial walkthrough have been completed, we will combine all the information we’ve gathered and our design team will collaborate on how best to achieve the vision. Our design professionals will create a plant and material palette that is appropriate for the home. With our harsh desert climate having extensive knowledge of the Las Vegas Valley vegetation is imperative. Our goal is to make the yard look beautiful year-round and be filled with interesting color, textures, and fragrance. We strive to create designs that are functional, as well as, beautiful and integrate the artistic principles of line, space, texture, balance, and proportion to create a beautiful landscape. Once the design has been completed, we will schedule a meeting in our design showroom to present the 3D plan, view material selections and possible plant species. We will continually work revising the plan until we have created the perfect landscape. Once the design has been finalized we will provide a line itemized unit priced cost estimate for the project and discuss ways if necessary to value engineer the project to keep it within the budget. Upon acceptance of our proposal we will start creating construction plans and getting the project approved through your local home owners’ association. Please note this process can take anywhere from 30-45 days depending on your home owners’ association.


Chip-N-Dale’s crews take great pride in their workmanship and are meticulous in all aspects of the job installation. Our superintendents are onsite daily and will provide 100% customer service during the installation process. A jobsite foreman will be assigned to your project and oversee the crew’s workmanship and keep the project on schedule. Our crew’s dedication to craftsmanship and excellence is reflected in the beauty and quality of the finished landscape.