Installations and Plantings

landscape designer Columbia, MD

All of our planning and design services begin with an estimate.  We meet at your location to determine the best plan for you.  The initial landscape estimate includes:

Site evaluation – One of our designers will meet with you on site.  We review replacements, removals, transplanting, preferences with regard to plants, and maintenance level.  We review what types of things are important to you for your gardens as well as how you plan to use the space.  Our focus is on ensuring that any designs we ultimately develop, are aligned with your needs

Estimate Write Up – After your initial site visit, our designer will write up an estimate for the requested work, keeping in mind everything that was discussed on site.  This will not include specific plant names, but will have details about placement, size, and quantity.  This will give you an idea of how much the project will cost.

Confirming the estimate:  Once you have a chance to look over the estimate, email us to let us know which parts you would like to move forward with, and send us your 1/3 deposit.  We will then get you on our calendar and begin the plant selections.  Once those are completed, you will receive the estimate again with the plant names to review.  We recommend using Google image search to find a nice variety of pictures of each plant.  Once you have confirmed the plants, we will begin the ordering process.

Installation Services
Once a plan has been finalized, the next step is installation.  We coordinate all aspects of the installation to ensure that everything proceeds smoothly and promptly.  Our installation services include:

  • Native landscapes
  • Conservation landscapes
  • Rain gardens
  • Planters, flower pots, and/or window boxes
  • Perennial gardens
  • Annuals
  • Shade gardens
  • Herb gardens
  • Bulb plantings
  • Shrub installations
  • Trees
  • Hardscapes and pavers
  • Stone patios
  • Retaining wall
  • Paving stones and stone pathways
  • Water gardens
  • Waterfalls and ponds (including Fish Ponds)

After the Installation
We always leave you with a plan for caring for your new garden space and our plant guarantee. You are always welcome to send us an email with any questions or concerns about your new gardens.