Following the initial site visit to assess the objectives and possibilities of your future landscape, a design cost estimate will be submitted to the client for approval. This estimate is determined on the project size and scope. Once our services are procured, we will move to the design phase which will provide the client with all-encompassing picture of the garden we recommend for your home. As a landscape designer (as opposed to a landscape architect) it is not legal for Yard Queen to provide measured drawings of proposed hardscaping elements like decks and retaining walls. However, while our designs will include these things, conceptual schematics that provide the client with the 'look and feel' of the finished garden are provided for a contractor or landscape architect to carry out. Our 'floor plans' are rendered in-scale to 2-D, 3-D or a hybrid of 2-D and 3-D drawings. These drawings show the mature size of recommended plants in context with existing and proposed structures and landscape elements. Reference photos for design elements like fountains, pergolas, and patios are often provided to guide selection of style, material and finishes. A plant list with plant descriptions, care guide, and reference photos provide the client with details about specific plant recommendations. Up to two revision stages are provided if requested. Schematics are delivered in digital format unless otherwise requested.
Our plant care program is available for weekly, bi-monthly, monthly, quarterly, or annual maintenance. We will provide your garden with the critical tending and pruning, weeding, and clean-up that is essential for desirable aesthetic and longevity of your investment. The hourly rate for this service is $45 per hour, per specialist. For monthly visits this typically will take one specialist 3 hours to complete ($135).
MONTHLY MAINTENANCE SPECIAL: While some clients prefer to "pay-as-you-go", we also offer an annual package deal that alleviates you of the hassle of monthly payments and saves you money! For $1500 we will provide you with 12 consecutive 3-hour monthly maintenance visits to do the necessary tending and clean-up to keep your garden looking tip-top!
Installation & Consulting
Plant Material Procurement and Installation
By extending the benefit of our wholesale relationships with select plant vendors in the region, Yard Queen will obtain the plants for your project, coordinate delivery, and place them according to the planting plan for a small per plant procurement fee. This option not only saves the client time and hassle but also usually ends up costing the client less then the retail cost of plants. Installation is charged at the normal hourly rate.
Demo and Installation Liaison
Yard Queen installs newly designed planting schemes, but does not perform pre-existing garden demolition, install electrical or irrigation systems or production of any hardscaping features. To help facilitate the successful implementation of designs that require any of these services, Yard Queen works with contractors of our clients choosing. If the client needs referrals, Yard Queen can recommend our preferred installation vendors, and is available to help consult on the project execution. Acting as a liaison, Yard Queen can contribute to most communications between the client and installer to ensure that the design is carried out to the client’s satisfaction.