Our Process - Design to Delight - 6 Steps to a Bespoke LandscapeInitial Consultation
The process always starts off with booking a Design Consultation with you at your home, or if it is a future project, at the site to be developed. The meeting is held with Ted Carter, our designer and owner, and the meeting usually lasts about 2 1/2 hours. We charge a nominal fee of $375 for this consultation if you live within one hour of Portland, Maine. Outside of that area the fee is $500.
We can discuss any specific needs you have such as needing to screen a certain area or open up a view, as well as your wishes, needs, like and dislikes about your landscape and your personal tastes.
We then provide you with an abundance of ideas for how you could develop your landscaping, and also provide you with an opportunity to review an expanded portfolio of work.
At this stage a concept design is prepared - this is to be used as a guide and can be altered prior to a full and final design being made. The concept will include a few notes as to potential color of planting etc but is not as highly detailed as the final version will be, should you wish to proceed.
The cost varies depending on the design but an estimate will be given.
Now you have decided to proceed with a final design and landscape transformation, we need to make sure everything is in order. A final, detailed design will be prepared and any required permits will be obtained from the Town/State. If architects or engineers are required these will also be consulted at this stage and copies of the plan will be given to them as well as yourself - if you do not have an architect but are considering some construction such as a pool house, we are able to provide you with contacts for extremely reliable and high quality companies we have worked with in the past.
The cost varies depending on the amount of work required for permitting but a guide is $125 per hour plus any associated fees incurred in obtaining permits.
Once everything is in order we’ll engage the suppliers, order your materials and simply put...make it happen, hoping to work as unobtrusively as possible. We’re always available to call throughout the project and will also keep you apprised of progress throughout the project.
The cost varies depending on the agreed design (size of property, complexity of work, requirements for sub-contractors) and the materials used. Basic labor costs are $75 per hour.
* Guarantee relies on best efforts of clients to maintain planting (i.e. watering as needed etc.). Force Majeure is not covered.