Garden Design

On Site Consultation

Up to 1.5 hour visit $60

During this on site initial consultation we will meet one another and discuss the current condition of the site. We will discuss a design vision and assess your needs and wants of the landscape. Consultations may be given if you would like general ideas to develop on your own or if you would like a design. Typical topics discussed during the consultation may include:

  • general design ideas
  • plant identification
  • drainage
  • transplanting and other gardening tips
  • overall landscape management
  • to do list for the do-it-yourselfer
  • plant health, pruning suggestions
  • setting up a homestead, vegetable garden

Before our consultation I like to learn about your desires before we meet. Please fill out the form under the Contact & Forms page before our consultation.

After the consultation I will format our consultation into a document to email you.

The consultation fee is due at the time of the consultation by cash only. Please, no checks for the consultation.

*Travel fee for locations outside of Lexington is $0.75 per mile

DIYer/Contractor Consultation

$50 per hour

I may be present to work with do-it-yourselfers or contractors, etc. to see that the plan is carried out as intended. If you need general help gardening, I can help you get started with proper planting, plant placement, laying bed lines, picking plants out at a nursery, etc.

Professional Garden Design

Designs can be made for a wide scope of projects. Small perennial bed, 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 I work with clients to help them know what they like and what they want they want their landscape to be. During the design process I work with a 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.

Please contact me to learn more about the design process.

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 remaining balance is due upon completion and delivery of design materials. 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 time to create a design depends on the scope of the project and how many clients we have at a given time. The warmer months are our busiest times. Fall time is a wonderful time to get started on a design so installation may begin in the spring.

The time for a design to be created depends on many factors. The design phase can begin at any time of year, but installation phases may vary depending on the weather at that time of year.

EARTHeim design

Design Installation

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 able to work 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.


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