The Design Process
based on your likes and dislikes
The landscape design is an exciting part of the construction of your home because there are no limiting factors except for a lack of imagination on the designer’s part.
When you contact us the first thing we will do is set up an on site interview to assess the site and talk about ideas and options available. You will be asked lots of questions about how you want to use the landscape, how much entertaining you do, if you have favorite plants or even favorite colors, maybe even if you have any plants you don’t like. Even information such as your type of employment gives us some idea about what type of people you are.
As an example, engineers tend to be more structured while interior decorators would probably be more informal. If you have a copy of your plot plan and house plans that is helpful but we can measure everything if needed.
From the time of the interview it usually takes at least two weeks to draw the plans and meet you again. At this point you will be given a copy of the drawing and we will go over it and discuss my ideas and the fine points of the design. We use a CAD program so it is easy to see the individual plants and how they would lay out. It’s also easy to make any changes necessary. Most designs cost $300 to $500 depending on the amount of time required and the complexity of the project. However, when you hire us to install, $250 of the design fees can be applied to the cost of installation.