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.