Professional Garden Design
EARTHeim focuses on creating unique gardens that are tailored to the needs and wants of the client, and the garden. Focus is largely given to native plant gardens that are meant to attract pollinators and birds, and to be exciting. If you’re looking for something unique, you have found the right garden designer. What will you get with EARTHeim?
- A customized garden to your needs, likes, and wants
- A ‘living landscape’ that will benefit pollinators and wildlife
- A thoughtful and meaningful garden
- A professionally trained garden designer with many credentials
- Care and attention to detail
- A garden that works with your budget
What will you not get with EARTHeim?
- A garden full of commonly overused plants, or plants on the invasive species lists
- Plants that are high maintenance or placed in unpractical spaces
Designs can be made for a wide scope of projects. Small perennial beds, a container garden, or a full site plan for residences, businesses, private or public gardens, parks, and more.
Sometimes clients have a clear vision on what they want, but sometimes we need to work together to develop what those likes and needs are. During the design process I work with the client to develop the design. In the beginning this may mean looking over some very simple concept sketches and sharing idea books through Pinterest or Houzz. If you’re unsure about a budget for your project, I can also work with you to sort those details. Meetings are held in person to communicate ideas with clarity.
What is the design process?
There are a few steps in the design process. There may be more phases in this process if the client is unsure about what they are looking for, or if the design project is more complex or over a longer period of time. The basic steps to the design process:
- On Site Consultation
- Development of sketches, plant ideas, etc.
- Presentation to client with design quote
- Installation if applicable
A final design will include a scaled drawing which may be used for installation purposes. The design may also include representational images, a design board, or a series of other drawings if needed.
An estimate of the cost of design work will be given after the initial consultation. This is calculated upon the simplicity or complexity of the design work envisioned and length of project. During a return visit, 50% of the design estimate is required and balance is due upon completion and delivery of design. An installation quote can also be delivered at this time as well.
Design Time Frame
Designs can be started at any point throughout the year. The timeline for a design to be completed depends on the scope of the project and how many clients I have at a given time. Time lines are determined during consultations and the conceptual phase of a design.
Feel free to contact me to ask about scheduling. Please note that with this type of work, March through September are our busiest times give or take. Fall time is a wonderful time to get started on a design so installation may begin the following spring.
We are currently able to provide installations for projects including removals, and planting of annuls, perennials, small shrubs and trees, mulching, and small sections of landscape pavers or decorative stones.
Projects are assessed for installation services at the time of consultation and design work stages. We are open to working with contractors and other businesses of your choice on larger projects concerning large amounts removals, ponds and fountains, decking, hardscaping. We have a preferred hardscaping company we work with that is excellent in their work.
Installation time frames depend on the scope of the project and time of year. We may work on an installation any time of year, but certain plants or phases of the design may be best planted until cold or hot weather breaks.