What You’ll Receive
You’ll receive a beautiful and functional design layout that shows you where to place everything you want for your outdoor space, including:
Designer’s notes calling out the design features, general materials, and practical and aesthetic recommendations
General plant suggestions such as “small flowering tree,” “6-foot evergreen hedge,” etc.
Meetings with Your Designer
Phone calls or teleconferences to discuss your project goals and review your draft design
A final design incorporating your feedback. This is a full-color, printable 11×17” PDF
We’ll ask you to complete an online workbook in which you’ll tell us about your property and goals, complete a questionnaire about your style and preferences, and send us photos of your house and yard.
Once you submit your workbook, you’ll have your design in about three weeks. Sometimes the designer needs to clarify your information, or it can take a day or two for the designer and client to find a mutually convenient time for the phone consultations, but we aim to get your design to you as quickly as possible.
Our service is intended for small properties, but we have done conceptual designs for up to 3 acres. Please note that the design for a very large property will not be as detailed as for a smaller one.
No. If you have one, that’s great, but if not, we’ll create your base plan according to satellite data and photos. You’ll have an opportunity to correct any inaccuracies in the base plan before we create your design.
We do not use templates or cookie-cutter designs; every design is created to suit the client’s needs and preferences, as well as the unique features of the landscape and architecture.
Our Partial or Full Property design service will give you general recommendations for what kinds of plant material to put where (e.g., “low evergreen groundcover” or “tall shrub to screen view”). You can take your plan to your local nursery and ask for their help selecting plants for your zone, or you can hire us at an hourly rate to create a planting design with specific varieties.
We’ll apply our creativity and expertise to making the designs as different as possible. You may see similarities between the two designs simply because there is often one best place to locate a feature in the landscape.
Yes, you (the client) will own your final design.
We respect our clients’ privacy and will never reveal your name or address, only a general location such as “Boston area” or “Northern California.”
Please use our contact form, and we’ll be happy to help!
“I am home on a vacation day and just opened the files and I love the designs—fabulous use of the space! I can't wait to talk about them with you.”Maureen
“Thank you! We LOVE it. It has been a wonderful experience!”Jessica
“We’re over the moon with the plan! Thank you! It is wonderful! I’m so excited! Thank you for getting this to me so quickly! The plan looks amazing. I’ll definitely send you pictures as things progress.”Karla
“Thank you! I love it at first glance - can't wait to see on iPad and really absorb. It was fun to work on the project and see the plans you came up with. The options helped us think through what we really wanted.”Katherine
“Your team does great work and I appreciate the quick turn-around! I thought it was well produced (the workbook).”Patrick
“Thank you so much for the final designs! They look fantastic. It will be fun to start working on it. It was great talking to you and listening to your beautiful ideas.”Josane