Once you've determined that a landscape design process is right for you and your project, we will present our proposal for design work. Design work is charged at $125 per hour. Designs are on average 3- 6 hours. In order to start the process, we need a signed proposal and a $125 deposit. The designer will contact you to schedule your initial consultation. At this point, you will also receive our Landscape Design Planning Guide to fill out and have ready for the consultation with the designer. If you choose to have Southern Exposure & Southern Lights install the design project, you'll receive a $125 credit toward that project.
During our initial consultation, we like to meet with the client and discuss their desired outcome and a workable budget, through the Landscape Planning Guide that you've already filled out. We will come out and survey your property and measure the area, having the client point out specific needs or problem areas within the property while we are there.
Our designer will ask questions, answer questions, and give ideas and information to create the best plan possible, resulting in your desired outcome.
We understand that every project and client are different. There are a multitude of things to consider when designing a landscape and there are many options which impact the outcome and the price. Although, it may seem a little overwhelming, our goal is to help guide you towards an achievable project that fits within your budget. Giving your budget to the designer doesn't mean you are going to be taken advantage of, it allows for an honest conversation that can help to build momentum and a great landscape design process that can be implemented in a more timely manner and with fewer revisions. Southern Exposure designs and builds landscapes for every segment and for all kinds of clients with different interests, different needs, and different budgets.
Now that you've gotten the layout and structure of your design to your satisfaction, we invite you to visit 1.5 acre outdoor showroom filled with different materials to choose from.