Offering services in Sacramento and surrounding areas.
Whether you are starting from scratch, a plot of bare earth, or renovating an existing landscape, it all begins with the design.
When you decide you would like to have a design drawn for your landscape, the first step is a consultation, either Kimberly or I will look at your yard and listen to your thoughts about what you’d like in your yard. We will discuss the different elements that you are looking for: plants, dining area, vegetable garden, water feature, outdoor dining, children’s play area, etc.. As we look around we will notice the sun and shade exposures of your yard, the existing trees and foliage, any views of the neighbors, the grade (flat, raised, terraced, etc.) and any other details that will lend themselves to what is to come. We will also consider any existing problems such as drainage, rotting decks and retaining walls and faulty irrigation systems.
The cost of a full landscape design can start from $1,500.00 with Kimberly Marshall or $2,500.00 with Roberta Walker, which includes a full color plant book of the plants designed for your new landscape.
We consider each view a separate fee. For instance the front yard would be one fee and the back yard, another. In some cases side yards are very large and will require an additional fee. Large acreage lots and parcels will be considered according to the time and detail that will go into it. The total fee will be determined at the time of the consultation. Likewise, if one of your yards are much smaller, then we would adjust our prices accordingly.
A deposit of 50% is taken at the first meeting, and the balance is due upon plan completion. When the plan is complete we will go over all the details, the plants, the lighting, the hard surfaces such as the rock, retaining walls and everything else that is included in your plan. We will recommend landscape contractors for you to start getting bids (estimates for the installation of your new garden). If one of our recommended contractors are chosen for the job, then we will be there, at your home, to “stage,” or set the plants, and do a walk-through at the completion of the landscape. We are available throughout the process for information or support.
For a complicated design a preliminary drawing may be necessary to insure that the plan is developing the way you would like it to. A preliminary sketch is an additional $175.00.
Consultations without a design are also available.
The consultation rate with Roberta Walker is: $325.00 per hour or with Kimberly Marshall: $175.00 per hour