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. In response to the City of Austin’s shelter-in-place order we will be temporarily changing some of our practices. Fortunately we are well versed in technologies that will support an engaging, virtual design process. Our initial step is a consultation over the phone to discuss your project and determine the scope of work. We can discuss our process in more detail 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 an analysis of your site which we will conduct remotely through photos and FaceTime. With a plethora of technologies at our fingertips our architectural designers and construction team will be able to examine (with a little help from you) existing trees, drainage, privacy considerations, terrain and patterns of the sun to create a unique design. Design time 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 10%-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 $25,000 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. Until the shelter-in-place is lifted we will be placing clients who are ready to move forward into our build out queue for summer and fall.