THE DESIGN PROCESS
A new landscape improvement project is an important investment and should be approached with the right plan in place. A design checklist is a useful initial tool to help you with the task of deciding on the many uses and components of your new landscape. Ideally, the checklist is filled out and sent ahead of time so we may gauge your design needs.
As a stand alone option, a consultation service is available to provide the innovative ideas and problem solving needed to help create the vision of your new landscape. During that meeting, we will go over the appropriate plants, the landscape materials and how to best use the space available. In addition to the verbal consultation, a written 'landscape report' that contains all the materials, locations and methods of installation can be provided as a tool to assist the landscape contractor or gardener with the installation. However, a professional landscape design is recommended to provide the many important details and precise locations of the various landscape features needed for a successful installation. A design may also be necessary to submit to your homeowners association for approval or for getting price quotes from local landscape contractors. Most contractors will require a professional landscape design, not only to be able to estimate the cost of the project, but also to be able to successfully install it.
Upon your approval of the design quote, we will start the process by reviewing your wish list, discussing all of your options and creating a custom design approach. The terrain is then surveyed, existing components assessed and measurements & photos are taken to begin the first phase of the design. Once design progress is made, a second 'preliminary' design meeting is scheduled to show a layout of the major landscape components, a list of materials, a collection of samples and the general flow of the landscape. After a few changes and confirmation of the overall feel and placement, the work continues with the final design phase.
Ultimately when the final design is presented, it shall have all the necessary information and details required for one of our licensed landscape partners to complete the project. Each design is to scale and comes with a plant legend, labeling of important landscape features, construction notes, and elevation detail drawings, if necessary.
To insure the project goes as planned, multiple on-site consultations are available once the project is underway. This may include collaborating with the contractor on the overall layout, hand selecting landscape products or placing plant material in the landscape. In addition, site visits are available after the project is complete to insure the proper maintenance guidelines are followed. As your advocate, our interest lies well beyond the design phase and on to the success of your new landscape.
REQUEST A MEETING BY FILLING OUT THE CHECKLIST BELOW
ON SITE LANDSCAPE CONSULTATION
PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN
LANDSCAPE MATERIAL SELECTION, PURCHASE & LAYOUT
CONTRACTOR & VENDOR REFERRAL & COLLABORATION
LIMITED SCOPE LANDSCAPE SERVICES
PRICING AND PAYMENTS
Landscape consultation / Initial landscape design meeting / Design proposal
$150 - up to 2 hours
(This fee will be applied to the cost of the design)
Landscape report (Materials, components & procedures) / Digital photo mock up
(Alternative to a landscape design for simple projects)
Job site visit, project management, material acquisition
Landscape consultation & professional landscape design
starting @ $ 850 - partial property / $1200 - full property
Stand alone irrigation design
starting @ $ 450
Stand alone landscape lighting design
starting @ $ 350
Typical payment schedule for designs:
30% - Upon approval
50% - Preliminary design meeting
20% - Final design
~ 10% discount for active military
~ Special pricing available for landscape contractors, home builders and developers.