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 Survey

  • Precise measurements of house footprint, existing hardscapes, lawn shape, and bed configurations
  • Inventory of existing plants showing where they are approximately on plan and species identification
  • Complete set of photos looking out front steps + looking back at house

Detailed Base Plan

  • Detailed base plan including information gathered from initial site analysis such as: utilities, water spigots, hardscaping, plantings, and general variations from original site survey

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 health assessment


Implementation Support (2-12 hrs.)

  • Tagging Plant Materials
  • Coordinating delivery of plant materials
  • Assisting with plant material layout, garden bed development, hardscape placement

Soil Tests - $245-$400

Soil Tests will usually cost $245-400 Pricing includes: labor, shipping, materials, soil test fees. The fee range depends on how many samples are tested. I usually break the yard 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.
  • Soil sampling
  • Solidifying programmatic needs based on client meetings and Design Menu responses.
  • Collection of inspirational images and projects that speak to project design intent.
  • Development of a scaled schematic design with general notes on plant locations, hardscaping materials, design features, etc.

Fee/rate is based on square footage of project. A cap/not to exceed.

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 Design Menu responses.
  • Collection of inspirational images and projects that speak to project design intent.
  • Development of a scaled schematic design with general notes on plant locations, hardscaping materials, design features, etc.  Optional: creation of 3D Sketchup model to provide visual aid to client. Client feedback will inform any necessary changes to schematic design concept before beginning detailed design package.
  • Development of a detailed design package including planting plan with plant schedule, hardscaping materials plan, sections, lighting plan, irrigation plan, soil plan, and design feature details.

Fee/rate is based on square footage of project. A cap/not to exceed.

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