Prices are based on approximate yard sizes and may vary depending on the circumstances of your current yard and the elements you want to incorporate into your new yard. All designs will be done in pen, unless, for an additional price, a color rendering is requested.
A quick explanation of the terms below and the prices:
A preliminary design entails the most amount of work – a consultation, measuring the property, plotting it to-scale on paper, figuring out the most appropriate design style, deciding where major features should go, choosing hardscape elements and what they should look like, and layering in plants. This is the first pen drawing you will receive, and in some cases (particularly for small yards), the only design you’ll need. Included will be one or more (see pricing below) design sketches in pencil per area as needed.
The master plan is an updated revision of the preliminary and is necessary if you want to make major changes to the design. In some cases, a second pen drawing will be considered a master plan.
A layout plan is a simple measurements plan (no plants or other details) to show specific dimensions and spacing – helpful if you want to install the design yourself. It can be either a sprinkler plan, a concrete plan, or a traditional layout plan with the spacing measurements of planting beds, patios, etc.
Consultations are for those who want basic ideas of what and where to place things. Maybe your yard has already been decently landscaped and you just want to know which shrubs and trees to add in. Or perhaps you already have some ideas, but want to run them by a professional with an artistic eye to make sure your ideas will look right. That’s the time for a consultation.
Consultations start at $50/hr and usually last between one and two hours. Rough sketches on-site are an additional $50 for the front and $50 for the back. Designs include a consultation, but if you decide to go ahead with a design after having a consultation, the cost of the consultation is deducted from the design price.
SMALL YARDS (up to 0.20 acres)
Preliminary Design: $500
Master Plan: an additional $300
Layout Plan: $150
Sketches: Includes 1 per area. Additional sketches: $50 each.
MEDIUM YARDS (0.25-0.4 acres)
Preliminary Design: $1000
Master Plan: an additional $600
Layout Plan: $300
Sketches: Includes 2 per area. Additional sketches: $75 each.
LARGE YARDS (0.5-0.9 acres)
Preliminary Design: $2000
Master Plan: an additional $1200
Layout Plan: $600
Sketches: Includes 2 per area. Additional sketches: $100 each.
Please be aware that DIY’ing a large yard is doable, but daunting.
EXTRA LARGE YARDS (1 acre +)
Preliminary Design: $3000+
Master Plan: an additional $2000+
Layout Plan: $1200+
Sketches: Includes 2 per area. Additional sketches: $125 each.
DIY’ing a yard that is over an acre large is also doable for the adventurous, determined, avid gardener, but is not recommended for most people.
Contact me for pricing if you’d like just a backyard design or just a front yard design, or if you’re interested in DIY’ing your sprinkler system. *Please do not attempt a sprinkler system without a sprinkler design plan.*
Neighbor-to-Neighbor Discount: Have a neighbor who’s talking about landscape plans too? If they start a design with me before the end of yours, you get 10% off the final payment of your preliminary design and they get 10% off the initial payment of their preliminary design! *Cannot be combined with other offers.