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The greatest challenge to starting, or changing, your yard, is having a design. Even if you can only do a small section at a time, a comprehensive design will make sure the final product is cohesive. Also, having an unbiased designer do the work means you get what you want…not what they do, what they make money on, etc.
Free Site Visit/Consultation
During this on-site visit we will discuss what you really want your yard to look like. We will also identify current issues and opportunities and discuss potential options and the associated resources to to getting them done.
If after the Free Consultation we think we can work together then we I usually stay and measure your site. This entire process can take 1-2 hours (you are usually free after the first hour, takes about an hour to measure).
This step focuses on the major elements: hardscapes/patios, trees, pergolas, grass, garden area, etc.
Pending design complexity and options there will be a minimum of two options to start with…and often more. A pdf is sent to you with not only visuals, but notes including the what and why as well as comments and potential concerns.
Deposit of 50% is due prior to delivery of Preliminary Design Deliverables.
Example Preliminary Design Deliverables:
This step brings together all the comments from the Preliminary Design Review, solidifying the major components, and adds all the smaller plants. In this step we focus on smaller plant selection and placement.
Example Secondary Design Deliverables:
This wraps up all comments and plant selections.
Final 50% of payment is due prior to delivery of Final Design Deliverables
Example Final Design Deliverables (sent as individual files, grouped here for viewing):
What You Get
These are detailed plans that will allow you, or your contractor, to get everything right. This includes:
Dimensioned Plan: All the key dimensions you need to get things in the right spot…and/or meet HOA requirements
Planting Plan: Know where your plants go and the size they will get (no planting way more plants than you need, or trees too close to structures)
Key: This tells you all the plants you will need, and with this and the plan you know what plant goes where
3D Model or Collages
Plans are great for details, but what will it look and feel like? Every design comes with either a 3D model or Collage to help you see what the final design will look like and are used every step of the way throughout the design process.
Each yard is different, but there is a baseline amount of time the design process takes and these costs reflect the minimal amount of time for each. Your cost will be determined during the Free Site Visit/Consultation
Back Yards start at: $600
Front Yards start at: $300