I focus on creating unique gardens that are tailored to the landscape and 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 will you get with EARTHeim?
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.
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.Get in Touch
I offer a free 30-minute phone consultation to help you determine the best path for your project. We’ll discuss your landscape project and goals, timeline, and budget. If you have any questions about EARTHeim, my process, or about your project, this is a great time to ask them. You may go ahead and fill out the Consultation Survey, or review it to prepare for our phone consultation.
2. Initial On-Site Consultation and Landscape Evaluation
The next step in the process is an on-site consultation and landscape evaluation. At this meeting we will walk the site and talk about the possibilities of your project. We will discuss the characteristics of the site, your likes and dislikes are about your garden now, make suggestions regarding layout and design elements, answer any questions you may have (anything from plant care to the landscape design process) and get to know you a little better.
3. Conceptual Design & Design Proposal
Concept plans will be created to show you a visual idea of my ideas combined the information I gathered during our consultation. We will meet to review these concepts and to discuss proposed plant choices, layouts, and other features.
4. 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. The design may also include representational images, a design board, or a series of other drawings if needed. 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.
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.
Installation timeline varies based on the scope of the project and given work schedule. Installations depend on weather and usually begin in April and wrap up in October.
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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