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Landscape Design Info

Hiring a professional landscape architect can be one of the best decisions you’ll ever make for your property.

Architects are dedicated to solving your landscape problems, with the latest products and technology, all the while creating cost effective solutions.

The primary function of the landscape architect is to provide, you, the client with alternative landscape choices. This is usually done by a drawing, perspective (bird’s-eye view) or 3D. However, designing your landscape is also a creative process.


A good landscape architect will not only evaluate your property, but encourage, inspire and listen to you.

Be realistic about your budget. Give your architect as much information as possible and share your ideas. The better you and your landscape architect communicate the more successful the project. It’s your dream.


Hiring a landscape architect can add considerable value to your home. Professional landscaping has a recovery value of 100% – 200% on the re-sale of your home.

We believe in carefully planned designs that take the season, sunlight, wind, soil, slope and architecture into consideration.

There are some pertinent factors to consider when embarking on this process. The usability and functionality of landscape elements in relation to residence, curb appeal, sustainability and long-term maintenance and equity (resale value).

As you choose an architect for your next landscape project, we hope you will give us the opportunity to discuss the solutions we may have for you.

Design Process

Site Measuring
A site visit to measure and record all existing elements.
Site Inventory & Analysis
A detailed evaluation of the existing site elements and their relationship to site conditions (soil, sunlight, wind, views, etc) which ultimately determines ideal layout and location of design elements.
Plant Culture Report
A comprehensive report showing a color photograph and description of each plant specified.
3D Computer Image
A digitized image showing the finished project in a 3D view before the job begins.
Master Plan
A refined version of the preliminary plan which can be used for installation.
Client Meeting
Meeting at the client’s home or our office to discuss and present design ideas.
Design Fees
Our landscape design fees are $50 per hour, with a minimum of 10 hours or $500.


On average, a landscape design costs $800. This equates to sixteen hours of time used to work through each step in the design process outlined above.

The creative design process takes approximately 30-45 days to complete.