Design Services  

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Design Service: A La Carte

Individual services that can be ordered as separate items, rather than part of a package.

Base Plan Development (2-6 hrs.)

This service is useful to both homeowners and to designers.

Site Inventory

  • Precise measurements of architectural features such as building footprints as well as existing hardscapes, lawn shapes, and bed configurations
  • Inventory of existing plants showing where they are approximately on plan and species identification
  • Complete set of site photos from key vantage points

Detailed Base Plan

  • Creation of detailed base plan illustrating information gathered from initial site inventory including: utilities, water spigots, downspouts, hardscaping, plantings, and general variations from original site survey/plat map.

Optional: Water Budget

  • Charting stormwater runoff volumes for selected site locations based on typical projected storm events

*Extremely useful data for locating and sizing stormwater management design features such as raingardens, drywells, cisterns, and bio-swales.


Models/3D Renderings ( 2-12 hrs.)

Hand crafted models from clay utilized to communicate desired landforms for rain gardens.

Digital models utilizing Google Sketchup to develop visualizations that communicate the proposed design vision in a realistic setting.


Garden Mentoring/Advice (1-2 hrs.)


Arborist Services (1-4 hrs.)

Tree identification, tree risks assessments, and tree protection plans.


Soliciting & Coordinating bids (2-6 hrs.)

  • Identifying select contractors for specific project needs
  • Attending bid meetings and communicating client desires
  • Review of bids with clients

Implementation Support (2-12 hrs.)

  •  Selecting specialty plant and hardscaping materials
  • Assisting with garden bed layout, plant material layout, and hardscape placement
  • On-site installation guidance and support to achieve desired design intent

Soil Tests (1 hr.)

Soil Tests will usually cost $150-$250. Pricing includes: labor, shipping, materials, soil test fees. The fee range depends on how many samples are tested. The yard is broken into planting zones based on what will be grown in those areas (turf, vegetables, shrubs, perennials, etc.)

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Design Service: PACKAGES

Typically takes 3-4 weeks to develop.  

Schematic Design Package

This service is useful to both homeowners and to designers.

Site Survey

  • Creation of a base plan including all existing conditions, specifically capturing the spatial relationships between architecture and exterior site features
  • Solidifying programmatic needs based on client meetings and interview responses
  • Collection of inspirational images and projects that speak to project design intent (utilizing pinterest)
  • Development of a scaled schematic design with general notes on plant locations, hardscaping materials, design features, etc.

An estimated range of design time is provided by the designer and billed at an hourly rate. A cap/not to exceed can be added to contract at client request.

Any alterations will require hourly charges.


Detailed Design Package

  • Creation of a base plan including all existing conditions, specifically capturing the spatial relationships between architecture and exterior site features
  • Solidifying programmatic needs based on client meetings and interview responses
  • Collection of inspirational images and projects that speak to project design intent (utilizing pinterest)
  • Development of a scaled schematic design with general notes on plant locations, hardscaping materials, design features, etc (client feedback will inform any necessary changes to schematic design concept before beginning detailed design package)
  • Optional: creation of 3D Sketchup model to provide visual aid to client
  • Development of a detailed design package including: planting plan with plant schedule, hardscaping materials plan, section elevations, lighting plan, irrigation plan, soil plan, and design details

An estimated range of design time is provided by designer and billed at an hourly rate. A cap/not to exceed can be added to contract at client request.

Any alterations will require hourly charges.

 DESIGN TOOLS  

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Field Gear

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Hand Sketches

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Digital Models

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Clay Models