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 a licensed landscape contractor 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. Our interest lies well beyond the design phase and in the success of your new landscape.
Smart Landscape (Central San Diego County) www.smartlandscapesd.com 858 / 610 ~ 7152
GFG Landscaping, Inc. - installation (West San Diego) www.gfglandscaping.com 619 / 250 ~ 0442
Pacific Landscape - install/maint. (West San Diego) www.pacific-landscape.com 858 / 531 ~ 7579
JC Custom Scapes - installation (North county) www.jccustomscapes.com 760 / 402 ~ 1508
San Diego Landscape Solutions (South County) www.sandiegolandscapesolutions.com 619 / 734 ~ 7364
Pine Ridge Landscape, Inc, (East County) www.prl1.com 619 / 368 ~ 1189
One Drum Contracting / Carpenter & home builder www.onedrumbuild.com 207 / 459 ~ 6479
Mission Pools www.missionpools.com 760 / 743 ~ 2605
R & R Landscape Maintenance & Irrigation 619 / 760 ~ 4909
Sergio Sosa's Landscaping & Maintenance 858 / 442 ~ 0487
PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE DESIGN MATERIAL SELECTION, PURCHASE & LAYOUT PROJECT DESIGN MANAGEMENT
Full property designs Locate the highest quality plants from various nurseries Project meeting, collaboration and set up
Half property designs Specific selection of boulders, stone, pottery, etc. Project auditing (construction & materials)
Lighting and irrigation designs Layout materials to insure proper placement Specific design directing and supervising
Elevation/Detail drawings Designer & contractor project collaboration Final inspections of completed project
(CAD or hand drawn available)
LANDSCAPE CONSULTATION CONTRACTOR/VENDOR REFERRAL
Provide landscape upgrade ideas and overall layout Local & professional landscaping companies
Installation/Construction methods & requirements Specific referral tailored to project scope
Troubleshoot irrigation, drainage & plant issues Provide the best vendor for specific materials
Provide written report with detailed instructions & materials
Create custom landscape maintenance schedule
Additional reference locations:
PRICING AND PAYMENTS
Initial landscape consultation / Site visit / On-site sketch $100 / Hour ($150 Minimum)
~ This fee includes a design estimate and will be applied to the cost of the design once initiated
Typed landscape report including list of plants, materials & installation procedures $100 (provided as a PDF)
Landscape consultation & design starting @ $ 850 partial property / $1200 full property
Irrigation design starting @ $ 450
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.
~ 5% donation to Waldorf School of San Diego for full property design for affiliated parents.
THE DESIGN PROCESS
619 / 250 ~ 0446
San Diego Landscape Designer
A new landscape project is an important investment and should be approached with the right plan in place.
A is a useful initial tool to help you with the task of deciding on the many uses and components of your new landscape. Typically, 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 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.