Effective grading and drainage designs are critical components of site development and have become increasingly monitored by governing jurisdictions over the years. As municipalities strive to protect our natural environment and water quality, they enforce minimal design standards to control and mitigate erosion and sediment control issues. Grading and drainage design scope often includes siting buildings and establishing floor elevations, satisfying septic leach field requirements, balancing cut and fill, designing storm drainage systems and water quality basins and tree protection and mitigation. Garden Architects, Inc. strives to create garden settings that blend seamlessly with the surrounding environment.