Step One: Site Consultation

  • The site consultation takes about an hour to discuss your gardening goals, at which time I can give you a quote for the design; most designs are within the range of $300-$600, depending on the size and scope of the project.

Step Two: Contract and Measurements of the Site

  • If you decide to move forward with the design…
    1. We will decide on a finish date for the final walk through for your Master Planting Plan.
    2. Sign a contract for both of us to keep on file.
    3. I ask for a $100 down payment.
    4. I will then need to take site measurements to draft the design.

Step Three: Final Walk Through and Master Plan

  • The planting plan will be printed on 11″ x 17″ (larger prints are quite a bit more costly, but it is not a problem to resize)
  • At the time of the Final Walk Through, if you want to make any changes, I will note this and send you a copy of your design via email (PDF) – no extra charge. If no changes are made, you will still receive your design package with the planting plan, elevations, photos, and plant list via email to send to landscape contractors to get bids or to make copies.
    • Normally, I can have the updates sent to you the same day unless there are a lot of changes, then no later than the following day.
  • We will also go through the phasing of how to get your project started, and I will give you the following recommendations for your service area (if needed):
    • Landscape contractors
    • Tree services
    • Sourcing plants, soils, mulches
  • I ask for the final payment of your design after the final walk through.

*Payments can be made via Venmo or check.

That’s all there is to the design process. I think it’s a lot of fun and you’ll learn a lot!