Step One: Site Consultation

  • The site consultation takes about an hour and we will discuss your gardening goals. At that time, I will give you a quote for your project. Most of my designs range between $250-$700 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 of your Master Planting Plan.
    2. Sign a contract for both of us to keep on file.
    3. I ask for a $100 downpayment.
    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)
    • Included with the design plan is a plant list, quantity of each plant in the design, and photos.
    • We will also go through how to read the design.
  • 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 via email to send to landscape contractors to get bids or to make copies.
  • 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.

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