How does the process start?We start our process with a Phone Consultation. In this 15-20 minute call we learn more about your project and describe our service offerings. If our Full Service Design offering is a best fit we schedule a one hour site visit to walk through your property, continue to clarify the design scope and begin to generate ideas about your landscape. There is a $200 charge for this site visit. If our Remote Design process is a better fit we can get started on your project right away.
I already have an architect and builder I’m working with, will you work with them?Yes, if you have a professional team established I will be happy to work with them. If you don’t, I can make recommendations for team members from surveyors to arborists, architects, contractors, lighting consultants and interior designers.
How long does it take to create a design?Most Full Service Designs take 2-4 months to complete while Remote Designs can be completed in 4-6 weeks. It's a great idea to kick off a design project several months before you want to start construction.
What should I expect to spend on my landscape installation?A good rule of thumb is to budget between 5-15% of the value of your home for your landscape installation. Where you land in that range varies, of course, on the size of your property and the scope of your project.
Do I need to have a property survey done to start a design project?A property survey is good idea, especially for more complex design projects. If you don't have a survey we can recommend companies to complete this step. If your design scope is more simple a Plot Plan may suffice.
Do you construct the designed project?We are not a construction company. We do have a network of trusted contractors that we can recommend for your project, but we find projects are more successful when you are at choice with your installation team. This allows you to choose based on pricing, reference and fit.
Do you have a particular aesthetic?Yes, my aesthetic is a classic New England style and material palette. I love details, craftsmanship and sourcing local materials when possible.