From Concept to Completion- Let’s Get Started

First, let us know your interests by filling out our simple QUESTIONNAIRE.

We’ll match your requirements with one of our designers who will contact you to schedule an on-site consultation.

Next, you’ll have a site consultation with your Designer.

Our goal during your consultation is to assess your existing site conditions, identify your goals, and determine your project scope and design fees. It’s helpful if you can provide the following items during your meeting:

  • Plat or survey map of your property
  • Any existing grading, irrigation, lighting, or other helpful construction plans of your property
  • Photos, magazine articles, Houzz Ideabooks, the address of a landscape you admire, or any other materials that show us your style and vision.
  • Address of any Landscape or project that you really admire.

Following the consultation, your designer will outline the project scope and fees and present you with a design proposal.

Then, we’ll create your plan.

Through a collaborative process, we’ll create the plans you need for your installation. Each project is different, but common deliverables might include:

  • Quick sketches to convey a general design conept.
  • A Master Plan: This is a plan showing the total layout of your property with proposed design elements. We often take this comprehensive approach to ensure we’re considering your current and future plans for your landscape.
  • A Planting Plan/Pant List: This is a detailed and specific plan showing the type and placement of all plant material. While plant structure is generally considered in the early stages of the design process, we typically do not identify specific plant materials until the final stages of the design process.
  • Construction Documents: Detailed construction documents are sometimes required for built projects.
  • A Materials List: A descriptive list of all materials proposed for your design.

Your designer will present your plans to you and work with you on any revision needed to prepare for construction.

Once your plans are finalized, we’ll prepare your contract and get ready for installation!

Frequently asked Design/Build questions:
Your on-site consultation is a paid appointment with your designer. We use this time to get to know you and your property and to discuss your goals. We’ll walk the property together to discuss the possibilities of your site and to identify any special areas of concern. We listen to your ideas and offer some of our own initial thoughts to help you visualize what you might do. We also use the time to take photos of your site and to review any visuals you’ve pulled together showing your interests and style. Common ways of sharing ideas are magazine articles, website photos, Houzz Ideabooks and Pinterest boards. By the end of the consultation, we have enough information to prepare a design proposal for you and help you move forward with your plans.
Not every project requires a detailed design. For example, if you would like to make some simple changes to a planting bed, you could agree on plant material with your designer who would itemize the choices on your contract. Designs are generally required for major changes to layout or landscape elements, e.g. detailed planting changes, new construction, master concept plans.
Once we receive your signed contract and deposit (50% due with contract, followed by 50% at the presentation of the plans), we’re ready to begin your design. Your designer will indicate their schedule to you and update you as they progress.
Fees vary widely depending on the complexity of your project. Your designer will set the final cost based on hours needed to complete your design(s). Typical design costs range from $500-2000.
Construction can begin upon receipt of a signed contract and 1/3 deposit. Another 1/3 of the total is due at the time of project start, with the final 1/3 due at walk-through after completion.
We offer a 2-year warranty on our plants and hardscape. We simply ask that you report any problems to us as soon as you notice them so that we can intervene in a timely manner and rectify the situation as simply as possible.