Services

Design Options

 

The following is a list of design options Kelly can incorporate in your project. With Kelly's constant innovation and focus on creating unique designs, this list continues to grow. If your idea isn't here, let's make it the next to be added!


 

Traditional Waterfalls

Ponds

Streams

Fountains

Pond-less Waterfalls

Water Gardens

Outdoor Fireplaces/Firepits

Low Voltage Lighting

Garden Art

Pots, Urns

Custom Arbors

Custom Fences, Gates

Custom Ironwork

Brick/Stone Patios, Walkways

Brick/Stone Stairs, Walls

Wood/Brick/Stone Bridges

Tiered Gardens

Earth Berms

Greenhouses

Gazebos

Regional/Theme Gardens

Perennial & Annual Flower Beds

Trees, Shrubs, Evergreens

Turf, Specialty Grasses

 

 

 

 

 

Overview

  • Residential and commercial service
  • Full landscape architecture design for new and pre-existing sites
  • Landscape plant schedules
  • Landscape maintenance plans
  • Landscape lighting design
  • Landscape water feature design
  • Irrigation design
  • Drainage & grading design
  • Comprehensive cost analysis and estimation
  • Bid proposals and bid solicitation

 

The Design Process

1. Initial Consultation

The landscape design begins with an initial consultation with Kelly, where you will discuss your needs, preferences, and questions. If you already have a vision or idea, Kelly can help make it a reality. Or, if you are like most clients and don't know the first place to start, Kelly will walk you through the basics of design. Kelly can show you photos of completed projects and plant options, or even replicate a design from a photo or location you specify. Finally, some clients just ask Kelly to "improve my space" and offer little direct input for the design. Regardless of which client you are, Kelly will put her full creativity into designing your project to be functional, unique, and enjoyable!

2. Site Evaluation

Before Kelly begins your design, she will schedule a site evaluation at the project location. Kelly will photograph the existing site, take measurements of the home and entire property, and note the sun exposure, drainage, and other terrain properties.

3. Conceptual Design

Based on your project goals and the site evaluation, Kelly will create a conceptual plan that incorporates her design ideas and recommendations for the property. The conceptual design will be finalized after any requested modifications are completed and you approve the final draft.

4. Landscape Design Plan

Kelly will create a complete installation-ready design plan with supporting construction documentation and planting schedules. At this point, you can take the plan in-hand and complete the installation on your own or hire a landscape contractor to perform the installation. You can also choose to retain Kelly through the installation phase and allow her to solicit construction bids, secure requisite permits, and coordinate the plan installation with the landscape contractor.

5. Construction Support

At your request, Kelly can provide material estimates for the design installation and contact vendors and suppliers to arrange for order and pick-up/delivery of construction materials. This is especially helpful when designs incorporate vendor exclusive or custom-built items, and significantly reduces the landscape contractor's responsibilities and cost. Additionally, Kelly can schedule on-site visits during construction to monitor installation quality and ensure accurate design implementation.

6. Installation Follow-Up

Kelly's service doesn't just stop when the project is completed; if you need help with a plant problem or advice about adding plants to your installation, feel free to contact Kelly anytime. She may also request the opportunity to visit a project site after installation. As a design plan will not reach peak beauty until plants have had several years to mature, Kelly may even schedule a visit years after installation to examine plan maturation.