Our process starts with an initial consultation. We meet you on site to walk the property, learn your needs and desires for the outdoor spaces, understand your aesthetic and functional preferences, and discuss ideas.
From there, we determine whether to provide a budget for maintenance work, an estimate for a simple construction and/or planting project, or a design proposal.
Once we have submitted a design proposal and the client has accepted, we complete a site analysis and develop a design. Budget proposals for installation work are provided once the design is approved.
As a rule of thumb, installation budgets should be considered to start at 10% of the value of the home when landscaping the entire property. You may choose to complete the installation in phases or all at once.
To ensure we do not develop a plan that is unattainable for implementation, overall budgeting will be discussed at the initial consultation.
Some things to think about before the initial consultation appointment…..
- Do you have any favorite plants/colors or plants that you want to avoid?
- Is there a certain style of garden that you like? Pinterest board? Pictures?
- Are there spaces that you would like to have for different uses? Fire pit? Dining area? Reading nook? Soccer games?
- Are there any problem areas that need solving? Erosion, water pooling, flooding?
What is your budget for this project? This one is usually hard for people, but it helps us to design something that will be functional, beautiful and attainable. We can create something within most budgets, but it affects what materials we will use in the design.
Things that drive up the cost are significant steel and stone work, slope, and invasive plant removal. Our average client spends about $15,000 to $25,000 for one full yard installation (front or back yard, not both).