SERVICES

Our landscape design services include a range of options from one-time, on-site coaching sessions lasting approximately 1.5-2 hours to full plan sets with scaled drawings, image collections, detailed plant lists, and estimates for install.

Coaching vs. Design

Light Dark Landscape Coaching

Coaching is ideal for new homeowners, gardeners looking for some inspiration, or just wanting to learn more about what is already there and its proper care. This process lasts 1-2 hours on-site (with a one time follow-up email with notes from our session). The consult will help you get a handle on what’s what in your garden through identification of plants, helping identify zones and spaces and general ideas about ways to improve your garden.

Average cost of landscape coaching: $150-$300, depending on location and scale of space.

Light Dark Landscape Designs

Designs are ideal for new spaces, overhauls, and/or more specific environmental issues.

We can provide designs for specific locations on your site or create comprehensive plans for complete landscape overhauls. The design process begins with a 1 hour on-site consultation with a follow-up design bid. Our design fees are based on the scale, scope, and complexity of the project and site. Design turn around time varies on our current workload and time of year but typically take 3-4 weeks to complete. Once complete, we present the design on-site and talk through the project in detail, costs and process for install, and any changes that need to be made.

Light Dark designs each project to fit the needs of the site—solving water issues, creating a unique plant-palette suited to the soil and sunlight availability on-site, utilizing materials that cohere with existing structures, and creating a visually pleasing landscape.

We aim to push creative boundaries with innovative solutions that connect and complement the surrounding landscape.

If you feel the work you see on our Portfolio page is a good fit visit our “get in touch” page and tell us about your landscape – current state, what you would like to change/achieve, environmental issues, and vision and we will get back to you to talk about the next steps.

Reading a landscape design
Landscape design sketch

We provide you with a completed design using Dynascape design software, and pictures of the elements and materials. Most designs are completed with a Major Design and one or two revisions. The design process typically takes around 5 weeks.

Installation

Light Dark Landscape takes pride in our design work and has project managers that will oversee the installation process from start to finish. This includes locating and ordering materials, delivery of materials, site preparation and planting, and coordinating with sub-contractors for any additional construction work as necessary. Once the project is complete we will always leave instructions for keeping the plants looking their best, or we are happy set -up a maintenance schedule that meets your needs.

Shoreline native planting

Landscape Maintenance

Our maintenance services are a great way to build a relationship with you and your landscape, to ensure your outdoor spaces look and feel good all season, and are ecologically healthy and productive. Whether you want a little extra help, or you want a beautiful landscape without lifting a finger, we provide a range of maintenance packages to meet your needs during the growing season. These range from spring, summer, and fall clean-ups to bi-monthly visits. We also offer customized maintenance plans and one time clean-ups, including but not limited to:

All season landscape maintenance services
  • Bed clean-up
  • Pruning
  • Weeding
  • Re-mulching
  • Organic fertilization
  • Reseeding
  • Soil evaluation and prep
  • Dividing perennials
  • Checking for disease and pests
  • Wrapping trees and plants as necessary for winter protection
  • Performing fall annual removal
  • Planting bulbs
  • Planting cover crops
  • Mulching sensitive plants
  • Raking and other clean-up
  • Properly removing diseased items
Landscape maintenance

Organic Lawncare

We do not offer lawn care services, but we highly recommend Organic Bob.  He has decades of experience and a deep knowledge of weeds, soil, and turf.