Landscape Design & Installation

Professional Landscape Design

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?

  • Tailored garden designs suited to your needs, likes, and wants
  • Specialist ecological oriented design
  • Thoughtful and meaningful gardens that reflects you
  • Avoids commonly used landscape techniques that does not serve the homeowner
  • Avoids the same generic, overly used, invasive, or exotic plants you see in everywhere
  • A professionally trained garden designer with many credentials
  • Care and attention to detail
  • A garden that works with your budget

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.

Design Focus

  • Ecological  Native Plant Gardens
  • Wildlife & Pollinator Gardens
  • Easement & Front Yard Gardens
  • Edible Gardens & Homesteads
  • Historic & Therapeutic Gardens
  • Curb Appeal
  • Backyard Wedding Garden Designs
  • Container Gardens
  • Gardens at small business & parks/community spaces

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EARTHeim offers Virtual Designs. Contact me to Learn More.

Why is a design important?

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.

The Design Process

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.

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EARTHeim installs small projects in-house. On larger projects, I work with a subcontractor. You may also hire me as a consultant while hiring your own contractor to install the design.

Garden Coaching for a DIY Installation

If you’re looking to install the design yourself, I’m available as a Garden Coach to help guide you during the installation.


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.

Click here to learn more about fine gardening services.