For Developing Sites

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Planning Phase

Protect your investment by utlilizing a long term maintenance and sustainability perspective


Installation Phase

On-site owners representative to be your eyes in the field when landscape projects are underway

Landscape reports and documentation

Warranty Phase

Ensure your landscape is what you have paid for before turnover is completed and warranty expires


Horticultural expertise to guide plant choices

Using the right plant in the right place the first time is the cornerstone of a thriving site. Plants selected in this phase determine the sustainability of the landscape for decades to come. We choose planting palettes that are appropriate for our clients sites, are water wise and less maintenance intensive than traditional landscapes. We also conduct Landscape Architectural reviews for communities to comply with CC & R’s.

  • Plant selection using research based WUCOLS

  • Allow for phased renovation projects by developing community wide planting lists

  • Slash water consumption with waterwise plants hydrozoned together

  • Reduce hedging and redundant tasks with low maintenance plants

  • Placement for size at plant maturity reduces yearly maintenance costs

  • Create year round interest with foliage, texture, fruit and flowers

  • Get rebate cash swapping out your small, unused turf areas with sustainable plantings


Phasing from landscape installation to warranty and maintenance

Get what you have paid for and make certain your site is acceptable for ongoing maintenance. Botanicon represents owners, managers and landscape architects on newly installed landscapes or where site maintenance contractors are being changed. Prior to warranty or contract expiration, we conduct a detailed inspection and address measures for correction prior to site turnover for maintenance.

  • Rest assured installation follows plans by conducting an inventory of plants and irrigation

  • Get off to a good start by assessing plant health and establishment

  • Save water by conducting irrigation system audits, monitoring performance and accurate scheduling

  • Be up to date on warranty landscape maintenance services with our monitoring and documentation

  • Take care of tasks with turnover punch lists and completion follow up

  • Set up your landscape for success with a Landscape Maintenance Manual outlining ongoing care of your site


Comply with MWELO and Use Water Efficiently

Verify your irrigation system operates in accordance with architectural plans and the Model Water Efficiency Landscape Ordinance as required for occupancy permits. Existing landscapes can also make informed retrofits and upgrades based on actual operation and data from an irrigation audit. Our independent auditing service documents the performance of your irrigation delivery system to allow for maximum conservation of water resources.

  • Validate irrigation system operates under the Maximum Applied Water Allowance, AKA under the budget it was designed to operate under

  • Save money on your water bill by programming the system to meet the needs of plants and site, without excessive runoff

  • Save time and confusion relaying information with a dedicated Checklist for System Maintenance and Landscape Water Best Management Practices

  • Stay informed about when and how often your irrigation system operates with accurate scheduling – taking into account soils, climate, slope, irrigation type and plant needs

  • Use data from an irrigation water use analysis and audit to direct upgrades for enhancing system performance


Peace of mind knowing your project is going according to plan

Save time in the field by receiving reports on installation progress. Botanicon is a licensed C-27 landscape contractor providing third party oversight on behalf of our clients. We inspect and report back to project owners, managers and landscape architects to ensure sites are being installed according to approved plans, construction specifications and accepted industry standards during every step of the process.

  • Save time with scheduled checkpoints at designated times in construction phase

  • Receive quality nursery stock with plant inspection for root, pest and structural issues

  • Provide optimal conditions for plant growth by protecting soils from compaction and contamination

  • Use water wisely by validating irrigation controller scheduling and programming

  • Reduce your oversight by receiving regular reports and progress updates from the field

  • Move projects along with punch lists, action items, timelines and completion follow up


Horticultural consulting for sustainable projects

Sustainable landscapes provide ecosystem benefits and economic advantages in part because they use less resources for long term management. Design for good maintenance by having seasoned experts in landscape maintenance on your team. Botanicon works with project teams seeking LEED and SITES certification, or those who just want to implement sustainable landscape strategies. Our consultation services as a LEED Green Associate are rendered on behalf of owners and project team members.

  • Water savings with efficient irrigation systems, auditing, hydrozones and MWELO compliance

  • Ease of future maintenance with appropriate plant selection, density and spacing

  • Protect existing trees, soils, existing plants and future sites with no access area compliance monitoring

  • Encourage biological diversity and decrease water demand by using plants from adjacent native plant communities and Mediterranean climates

  • Increase success of maintenance programs by drafting Landscape Maintenance Manuals and training site workforce on horticultural and irrigation practices

  • Decrease reliance on pesticides with a site specific Integrated Pest Management Plan

  • Foster social interactions with botanical education and interpretation programs


Generate estimated future maintenance costs

Long term site maintenance costs are directly correlated to the design. Botanicon develops maintenance impact statements from landscape plans and specifications for maintenance prior to design completion and site construction. Knowing how much annual landscape maintenance services will impact our clients budget before the site is installed is a powerful planning tool.

  • Be prepared with a maintenance budget to carry your site into the future

  • Flexibility to adjust landscape design to fit your maintenance budget

  • Support your maintenance budget requests with cost data and solutions for savings

  • Alternatives to reduce maintenance budgets such as different size container stock and decreased planting density

  • Convey the cost of proper care of horticultural assets with our site specific Landscape Maintenance Manual and written specifications

Botanicon Environmental & Landscape | Consulting & Management

Environmental & Landscape | Consulting & Management
C-27# 1051100