What are the advantages of working with a landscape designer?

A custom landscape design is tailored to your desires and reflects your lifestyle. It gives your home and garden a professional curb appeal and increases your property value. A well-planned landscape design averts duplication of efforts and prevents costly mistakes caused by ignorance or improper planning.

Here is a useful article that will be of your interest – 5 Reasons to Hire a Landscape Designer.

I have a rather small garden. What is the size of the projects you take on?

Small spaces are challenging and we would love to take it on. You will be surprised to find out the umpteen possibilities of small outdoor spaces.

That said, we work on projects of all shapes and sizes – container gardens on your deck / balcony, seasonal color in your garden beds, terraced edible gardens, privacy screening, patios with outdoor living space, kids play area, curb appeal, common areas in communities, wildlife habitats – you name it. We are here to create!

How long does the design process take?

Once the design contract is signed, the whole process take about 4-6 weeks, depending on client’s availability for design review and decision making.

What is process for installation of the landscape design / garden consult?

Over the years, we have built solid working relationships with local landscape contractors, who install our gardens. We oversee the installation / construction and manage the project right from inception to completion to ensure that the goals of the design are met. Attention to detail and keeping the client updated at all times is our motto.

I am quite handy in the garden and would love to be able to install some of the design myself. What are your thoughts?

Absolutely. You may choose to install all or part of the design yourself. Letting us know this at the beginning of the design process would be advantageous.

We can put together ideas that are DIY and provide a sequence of logical steps to be followed during installation. For e.g. you may want to dig for irrigation piping and finish that, before putting in a gravel path in the side yard. Or, order/install the plants only after the soil has been amended. Following the proposed sequence reduces duplication of efforts and saves time.

What are your charges for the initial meeting?

We start off all projects with a complimentary meeting over phone, during which we determine if the project is best suited to either a garden consult or a garden design.

When you first contact us, we send you a ‘New Client Questionnaire.’ It works best to have the filled questionnaire back within a few days ahead of the phone meeting, so we can prep for it. We use iMap to look up your address on King County’s GIS maps to do a quick site analysis. The questionnaire also gives us an idea of your wants and needs.

After the phone meeting, we send you a landscape design estimate or a garden consult estimate for your perusal.

How much does a landscape design cost?

Landscape Design is priced as an estimate of hours worked and starts at 15hrs. Depending on the scope of the project and the complexity of the site, it can range from 15 to 30 hrs or more. In our experience, landscape design is better suited to projects with an installation budget of 10K or more. Garden Consult, Garden Coaching and Garden Education services are priced hourly as well.

Landscape installations range from 5K to 80K or more, depending on the scope of the project. Client Budget is an important factor that we keep in mind during garden design or garden consult. We tailor our ideas to suit this budget.

What type of payments do you accept?

We accept Cash, Check and Credit Cards (Master Card and Visa only).


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