Landscape Architecture and Design
GardenGirl’s Full Landscape Design Service
The first step is to conduct a detailed site analysis and to formulate a brief. The brief involves discussions about likely uses and function of the garden, likes and dislikes of the owner, restrictions due to soil type, orientation of the garden and weather conditions and, finally, a preparation of a wish list of plants and features to be included.
We photograph the site and discuss design details in depth with the client, or if the site is large, a full land survey is carried out.
We then prepare a master sketch plan in CAD , 3D perspective drawings and a mood board which illustrate how the garden will look.
Once the design is approved by the client, we prepare specifications and working drawings from which the contractors can prepare a quotation for the landscaping works.
Finally, we prepare a planting plan and full planting list for client approval.
Construction Drawings and Contractor Negotiations
Once a client is happy with the design and would like to have a set of detailed construction drawings and specifications including setting out plans, sections and elevations and detailed technical drawings and specifications for particular elements of the garden, such as arbours, trellis, fencing, paving, water features etc. All materials will also be specified at this stage. Construction drawings are billed by the hour.
Clients will either DIY the installation or want to outsource some or all of the installation. GardenGirls works with reputable contractors and the specification documents can be sent out for bidding on the owners behalf. Please note: Owner contracts directly with contractors and GardenGirls DOES NOT charge a markup as all general contractors do.
Construction Project Management
Many clients do not have the time to do all the follow ups with contractors on site installations and prefer not to have the headache. GardenGirls offers project management services to ensure your project comes out as designed and will send you weekly updates throughout the installation.
GardenGirl’s One-Time Consultation
This is IDEAL for those who want some “DIY Landscaping Advice”. GardenGirl will come to your home, and spend an hour 1/2 with you. She will take into account your lifestyle, your wants and needs, your future plans, privacy issues… everything. $200.00 for Snohomish and North King County
Residential Therapeutic Gardens
Therapeutic gardens may be designed to honor someone who has overcome a major life obstacle or as a memorial for a loved one. I specialize in highly individualized healing gardens. Working with trauma survivors (specialist in PTSD), breast cancer and people with disabilities the garden becomes a place of solace, recovery and hope.
Many clients find peace in having a memorial garden designed within their existing garden space. This is a private garden for reflection, solace and comfort.
Crazy for Container Gardens
Need help picking out your containers and patio furniture? Once you have your containers what will you plant in them? The possibilities are endless. Just need this for a one time service (like a wedding, party, graduation) and want your planters to look breathtaking? We can do that.
You’ll plant em’, but goodness, you have no idea how to pick em’! Let GardenGirl do it for you
Get a Quote
Tired of thinking about when and how your garden will be transformed? Take the 1st step and drop us a line about your outdoor living space.