Installations

With a design plan in hand it’s time to begin on the landscape installation.

Once we make plans for the installation, I will keep you updated with progress throughout the project. We always show up. If there are any changes in our schedule you will be first to know.

EARTHeim treats your landscape as if it were our own. I make sure to work with your budget from the beginning to ensure this is a landscape that works for you. You’re welcome to communicate with me as we install your landscape and I will seek your final approval before we leave to let you enjoy your garden.

Small Projects: EARTHeim installs small projects in-house. Service boundary is project depending and includes Lexington and areas around central Kentucky.

Larger projects and hardscaping: I work with a trusted subcontractor. The service boundary includes Lexington, Midway, Richmond, Winchester, and Paris. Other areas are project depending.

Your Own Contractor:/DIY Install You may hire me as a consultant when you have your own contractor to install the design. If you’re looking to install the design yourself, I’m available as a Garden Coach to help guide you during the installation. This also includes installations for non-profit or community projects which may have volunteers.

Your plans for installation will be discussed during the initial phases of your design and project.

Planting Schedules

Planting installations depend on weather and are scheduled to take place between May and October. Trees plantings may extend into November and December. Evergreens may be planted in April as weather allows. Planting installations may slow somewhat during peak hot weather conditions in July and August. Average last frost date is mid-April, however climate change has caused freezes and frosts in late May. We want to avoid any plant casualties, but we cannot predict or control the weather.

For designs with special native plants, we may need to order these plants during the winter for best availability. For late season projects, some plants may not be available until the following year.

Hardscaping Schedules

Hardscaping jobs can be worked on year round as weather permits. Freezing and precipitous weather may slow down hardscape installations in December-March.

*Currently there are shortages of materials or materials are taking longer to ship. So far we have not had any issues, but want to share this possibility with clients.