"Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work." - Aristotle
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Design services include a drafted plan depicting hardscaping and plantings to scale. Irrigation, drainage and lighting are noted on the plan. Construction details are not given. Details of quantity, type, etc. for all materials are specified. Constructed elements such as pergolas, fences and the like are presented in schematic form. Elevations and renderings are provided on request. All services are billed by the hour. I use the Toggl app on my mobile phone to log time spent on your project.
Plant Joy can also provide a not-to-scale schematic plan for your project. This is cheaper because it is quicker, and a good idea for gardeners who need design guidance only. The downside to this approach is that estimating materials costs is more difficult since the plan is not to scale.
You can hire me for as little as 1 hour for a consultation.
I have several DIY clients that call me a few times a year to come onsite and consult for 1-2 hours. Then I go away, they work hard at it, and call me again when they are ready to do more.
My plans are drafted by hand, old school style.
The benefits of a scaled plan:
You have a plan and a materials list on paper to refer to anytime. Keep it with you every time you go to the garden center, shop online, or consider free plants from Craig’s List.
The design plan keeps you on track whether it takes you 5 days or 5 years to install.
A landscape contractor can give you an accurate bid from the plan for installation of the entire project or parts of it.