Curb Appeal Landscape Design
The Art of Horticulture
THE DESIGN PROCESS
First Step - Initial Design Visit
This is where it all begins! Curb Appeal will come to your property to discuss the areas that you are interested in having designed. All parties that are interested in the landscape should be present at this meeting. We will ask you a series of questions about the design area and any preferences that you may have and/or problem areas..
Before leaving your property we will take detailed measurements, including all structures and existing plant material locations. We will also analyze the site conditions and microclimates of the property. Lastly we will take digital photography of all areas to be designed.
Second Step - Design Quote
Based upon our meeting, square footage involved, and goals to be accomplished, we will determine a fee for the design and email a proposal to you that outlines the scope of work, meetings, time schedule, fee, and payment schedule. We can design any size area from small perennial gardens, theme gardens, memorial gardens, foundation plantings, or an entire yard or office buildings.
Third Step - Design
Upon receipt of the signed proposal and 50% of the total design fee, we will begin designing your new landscape. The design is typically completed with two weeks of receiving the deposit.
Fourth Step - Design Presentation
We will come to your home, office, or building site and present the design(s). We will thoroughly explain the design and answer any questions you may have. At this meeting you will receive the following:
3-D Imaging: An animated 3-D presentation of the design will be shown on our laptop to give a full vision of
the landscape plan.
Design Plan: You will receive a hard copy of the 2-D scaled plan along with photos of the plant varieties
specified on the plan. You will also receive an email of the plan in a pdf format if requested.
Photo Image: You will receive a minimum of one full color copy hard copy screenshot of the
3-D presentation view(s). You will also receive an email of the pdf screenshot if requested.
Plant Material Cost Estimate: You will receive an estimate of what the specified plant materials in the design will cost. Note this does not include the installation cost.
The remaining 50% of the design fee is due at this time. For obvious reasons, we can not leave any plans, photos, or plant lists without payment in full by the client.
Fifth Step - Revisions
After reviewing the design, if there are any minor revisions you'd like made, Curb Appeal will complete those within one week and you will receive one additional copy of the plan with the changes made. Major revisions requiring more than one hour will require an additional hourly fee.
Final Step - Planting
You now have a complete design that can be installed in phases or all at once. You may wish to install the design yourself (many clients choose to do this in phases) or have a qualified contractor install it for you. If you choose to install it yourself, Curb Appeal can provide you with a quote for selecting, delivering, and placing the plant materials. If you prefer, we can handle the entire installation process for you!
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