I focus on creating unique gardens that are tailored to the landscape and the needs/wants of the client. Emphasis is given on creating exciting ecological gardens that are meant to attract pollinators and birds. If you’re looking for something unique, you have found the right garden designer.
What makes EARTHeim great?
EARTHeim has worked with homeowners, businesses, cities, and organizations with private or public garden spaces. Projects range in size from small perennial beds to full sized properties and everything in between.
Having a professional design tailored to your needs and the conditions of the landscape can save you money, time, and hard work in the long run. Garden design is a creative skill and a design is a well thought out plan for its implementation.
Having a design is an important process so the client can be sure they’re getting the landscape and garden they want. Design is not an after thought, it’s an important part of the landscape process.
I listen to your wants and needs, and look closely at the landscape to see how it can all be best put together. The design process also includes 1 or more visits with the client in which we have a conversation about the design and how it’s developing.
Having a design plan will avoid costly mistakes of common issues like planting too closely, poor plant choices, over or under buying, going over budget or not utilizing the budget properly, or the garden not turning out like envisioned.
Design work is a professional skill and requires many hours of work. Design work has its own fee and does not carry towards installation work.
1. Initial On-Site Consultation and Landscape Evaluation. At this meeting we will walk the site and talk about the possibilities of your project. I will make recommendations based on what I see and our discussion. I will provide you with a design quote if requested.
2. Conceptual Design Phase
Concept plans will be created to show you a visual idea of my ideas combined the information I gathered during our consultation. We will review these concepts and to discuss proposed plant choices, layouts, and other features. I will also take a more detailed site inventory during this phase.
3. Design Creation & Presentation
The final step in the design process is to assemble the concept plans, elements, and materials, into the final plan. A booklet with plant photos, botanical and common names, quantities, sizes, and maintenance guidelines can be included for an additional fee.
A final design includes a black and white scaled drawing which may be used for installation purposes. A color illustrated plan or a custom garden booklet can be requested for an additional fee.
Installation or Garden Coaching
You may choose to install the design yourself or hire EARTHeim for the installation. If you’re looking to install the design yourself, I’m available as a Garden Coach to help guide you during the installation.
Installations are provided on a case by case basis. I can work with a sub-contractor or your preferred contractor on large projects, or in many cases I am able to install the garden myself. I’m able to provide installations for projects including some removals, planting, mulching, and installing small sections of landscape pavers or decorative stones. I’m also available as a consultant to your chosen contractor to ensure the design is implemented as designed.
Custom Garden Booklet
You may request a customized garden booklet made specifically to guide your in the care of your garden. This workbook is a binder filled with photos and information about the specific plants in your garden and how to take care of your new garden and plants.
After the installation you may decide to sign up for a fine gardening plan. Plans are based on number of visits per season or month and number of hours per visit.
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