The first step is always listening.
Because our gardens and construction projects are customized to harmonize with the surrounding landscape, on-site consulting is often the most appropriate first step.
During a 1-2 hour consultation, we’ll analyze your microclimate, test your soil/analyze results if necessary ($15/soil test), assess drainage, answer questions you may have, and begin thinking about design considerations, plant selection, and a long term plan for the site. Designing a landscape is similar to a chess game; it's important to think about your next move as well as think 10 moves ahead. This way, each decision we make harmonizes with a future decision, leading to a connected, holistic, and beautiful landscape.
If helpful, we’re happy to provide a master plan of the site. We can often convey the necessary information by marking layouts on-site, talking about specifics, providing a written scope of work description, and drawing sketches. $70/hour ($100/hr if the travel is over 30 minutes from Arlington) is our consulting rate and $100/hr is our design rate.
Customers appreciate our honest, communicative, competent, and sustainably-minded approach. We look forward to exploring your property's potential and starting a collaborative dialogue with you. At HomeHarvest, we're builders at heart and our design process is almost always linked with an installation.