Our Process

Designing Your Outdoor Escape Is All About You!

We can comfortably achieve your preferred style, whether it is a contemporary, luxury, or traditional elegance. Whatever the type of property – small, urban, or mixed terrain – doesn’t hinder us from transforming it to provide the desired experience. We look forward to working with you and imprinting your personality and style on the design you want. This is a space that is just for you and will be created to suit your demands. We have helped hundreds of clients in Ottawa landscape their property to what they envisioned.

Things to consider:

  • What is your design style?
  • What do you like to do outdoors?
  • What do you like to do on vacation?
  • What are the features of your property?
  • What is your budget?
  • Will you be maintaining the area?
  • What are the priorities of the space?
  • What kinds of plants and shrubs do you like? Don’t like?
  • What kind of wildlife do you want to attract? Birds, bees, butterflies?

Here’s what you can expect:

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  • 1. Initial Consultation:

    The initial consultation involves an A&Z Interlock Design Build representative coming over to your home for a meeting to discuss general objectives, your lifestyle, design ideas and budget expectations.  We will take accurate measurements and become acquainted with your yard.  We will ask you questions to learn about your lifestyle, family and how you like to entertain.  Tell us about what features you liked from resorts your visited, magazines you’ve seen or something online.  We listen to what you want and guide you through the process.  Use our knowledge and expertise to your advantage – we will gladly make recommendations and help you along the way.

  • 2. Design Review:

    You are presented with the design concept. Any needed revisions can be discussed and made (such as changes in colours, shape, size).  Now that we know exactly what is involved in the building of your design we can determine a realistic quote for the landscape construction work.  Over the last 13 years we have been building and maintaining relationships with Ottawa suppliers who provide the highest quality materials, while keeping our price competitive.  We provide you with a detailed and accurate quote including labour, materials, equipment, etc.  After you approve the design and budget we will create a contract detailing your exact specifications and schedule for when to begin & complete the project.

  • 3. Building Phase:

    Finally the project of your dreams is coming to life!  Before building we will apply for any required building permits with the City of Ottawa and ensure the underground utilities are identified and labeled.  We will call you prior to starting the landscaping project as a reminder and confirming availability.  We know that landscaping projects can be bothersome involving interlock, machinery, and gravel.  We are proactive to ensure your neighbourhood is as quiet and peaceful as possible.  We work only during acceptable hours, make as little mess as possible, clean up after each day, and ensure to address any concerns for our customers and their neighbours.  Our project manager is available at any time and will keep you informed as the project progresses.

  • 4. Final Phase:

    We will do a complete walkthrough of the project to ensure everything meets your expectations. We will show you beautiful and level interlock and explain the warranty of the products (our craftsmanship is top quality and the landscaping foundation is so deep it can withstand the freezing and thawing of the Ottawa climate).  We will describe to you how to care and maintain for your new installation, but don’t worry if you have any questions or concerns you can call us anytime for follow up care.  Finally we will clean and beautify your yard so it is enjoyable and ready to use right away.

Why Choose Us?

Our promise to you is to create a landscaping or interlock project customized for you, on-time and on-budget.