DESIGN + BUILD
Our company is exclusively design + build. This means we guide you from the beginning of the planning/design phase and we install your project through the buildout phase. The buildout can include hardscapes, water features, terraces, pergolas, outdoor kitchens, fireplaces, lighting, irrigation and of course plants!
INITIAL VISIT AND CONSULTATION
We believe that a good plan is the foundation for a great project. Our initial step is an on-site consultation to discuss your project and determine the scope of work. We meet with you to discuss our process and find out what your project goals are. The designs we create are a collaboration of your vision, family interests and future plans for the space. Our specialization resides in integrating well-designed hardscapes with native and adapted plantings. This aim minimizes water usage and maintenance while creating a sustainable landscape that will flourish in our central Texas area.
After our initial visit you will receive a design contract and fee based on the scope of work. An average range for a master landscape plan design is $1,500-$5,000. The design process begins with a thorough analysis of your site. Our architectural designers and construction team examine existing trees, drainage, privacy considerations, terrain, soil conditions and patterns of the sun along with all the notes that were taken from the initial meeting. Based on this study, measurements, photographs and your goals, we create a CAD-based, conceptual design. Design takes about 2 – 3 weeks to develop the first outline of the Master Plan, and there are usually 1 – 2 iterations of design. During this time, we discuss the details and specific components of the plan, with multiple opportunities for collaboration. When the final design is agreed upon you will receive an estimate for the installation of your design. If you have an HOA application, we will be happy to walk you through the application and documentation process.
Toward the end of design completion, our team compiles an estimate to get moving on landscape construction. Typically landscape construction budgets range from 15%-20% of the value of your property. We always consider that value in our master plan and want to match the level of your home in the exterior spaces. Sometimes people choose to do a project all at once and sometimes it makes more sense to phase it out (we can help to determine the most cost-effective way to phase things if you go that route). We have a $15,000 minimum for a phase I installation. We work with trusted gardeners, welders, masons, irrigation specialists, lighting specialists and carpenters to ensure that your project is executed with care, thought and an artful eye.