Living Landscapes Maine differs from traditional landscape design companies in that I offer consultation services that lead to a plan my clients can execute themselves, rather than having to contract the work out to the landscape company. Instead of a full design, I focus on offering my clients ecologically sound recommendations to help them meet their goals. This process helps my clients understand their home landscapes better so they feel confident in their efforts to improve those landscapes. It also offers significant savings over the cost of a typical landscape design and installation process!
My consultation process includes:
Tour of property with homeowner, discussion of goals, budget, existing conditions (1.5 hours)
Detailed list of recommendations to meet homeowner’s goals
Month-by-month calendar for planting and maintenance
List of site-appropriate plants for different parts of yard
Step-by-step guide to transitioning lawn, if requested
Other resources as needed, depending on site goals and homeowner needs