How Do I Get An Estimate?
Design consultations are by appointment.
If you would like to receive an estimate, please submit an inquiry by email on our contact us page or call our showroom. Assuming that your project meets our minimums, a design consultation will be scheduled to meet and go over the details of your project. We offer two options for obtaining an estimate, listed below:
Free Showroom Design Consultation
In order to keep costs as low as possible, our initial meeting will be held at our showroom. During this meeting we will view your home on a big screen TV utilizing state of the art street level Google Earth imagery, and measure your landscape beds via hi-res satellite imagery (see below). We will describe our products and our process in detail, answer all of your questions, view samples, colors, patterns etc., and provide you with an accurate and complete project estimate. Please plan on about 1 hour for this meeting.
Our second meeting is at your home on the morning of installation. Together we will perform a very detailed on site design consultation, designing your improved landscape beds with a focus on aesthetics and ease of maintenance. This process is very efficient and will result in the lowest overall cost.
On Site Pre-Project Design Consultation- Billed Per/Hour
If you feel that you require an onsite design consultation in advance of installation day, we offer a separate, deposit based fee structure. On site consultations other than the day of the project (which is included at no charge) are billed on an hourly basis, including travel time and will result in a higher level of service, but also a higher overall cost. Most people do not require this level of service unless there is something very unique or undefined about the project.
We will measure your project via sattelite during your initial design consultation. Click the image to the left to see how we do it.
Prior To Our First Meeting
Although not required, to get started you can measure your landscape beds to begin determining your budget. Google Maps offers free sattelite measuring tools which are very accurate. Alternatively, pacing it off, using a tape measure, string, hose or measuring wheel are all suitable methods of estimating the footage required. With your estimated footage we are more than happy to provide you with an approximate budget number over the phone prior to scheduling an appointment. Perfection is not important as the final invoice will be based on actual footage measured upon completion +/-, and all measurements will be verified via satellite measurement tools.
Please snap a few pictures around your home, and specifically any areas of concern that you would like to discuss. Pictures taken on a phone or Ipad are fine and there is no need to print them. These photos will help us to guide you on color and style choices during the design consultation.
Once all of your questions are answered, we will write up the details of the project and generate a written estimate. To accept the estimate we need only a signature on the work order to schedule an installation date. Note that we do not take any deposit money in advance. You will not pay a penny until your project is complete and you are happy with our work.
Prior To Our Arrival
There are some very simple things that we ask of you prior to our arrival. Most importantly, marking your sprinkler heads or other inground hazards. These and other items are printed on the reverse side of the “customer Copy” of the estimate you will receive and help us to do great work for you. Please review these items to assure that your project goes smoothly. Please click on this link to view the pre-install checklist.
On a scheduled installation day chosen by you, your designer will meet you at the jobsite to perform a full design consultation. Our design process is very thorough and takes into account both ease of maintenance and aesthetics as well as the size of the beds to accommodate plant size at maturity. Please allow approximately 1 hour for this meeting.
We will discuss any issues of concern and implement the best designs to address these concerns. Your designer will spray paint all of the new bed lines so that you can visualize your new landscape prior to start.
Most projects are completed in one day or less. Our process is completely non-destructive and will not damage your lawn or existing landscape in any way. Your designer will also discuss warranty and care information with you and leave you written care instructions. Once the design is complete you are free to move on with your day. We do not need access into your home for any reason and you need not be present during the installation.