This is how we do it:
Our first visit is a consultation at your house. It generally
takes about an hour. We take that time to talk and find out
what you need and want. We take measurements and photos of
the work area, noting soil type, prevailing breezes etc. Mostly
we try to get a good feel about you, your home and your lifestyle
so we can create a landscape that will be a good fit for your
life. We charge a fifty-dollar fee for this first consultation.
Its cost is deductible from future work.
Our second meeting generally takes place at the Phoenix Flower
Farm. Here we can show you actual examples of the plants and
materials we plan to use in your landscape. This second meeting
gives us the opportunity to fine-tune the proposal-maybe you
don’t like the look of a certain plant-or have fallen
in love with another, perhaps we failed to take something
into account when drawing the plan. This is an opportunity
to iron these things out. If necessary we’ll schedule
a third meeting, but usually adjustments are minor and can
be settled at that time. If you like our proposal and our
bid, we can determine a starting date and draw up a contract.
Or you might want to take advantage of our design services
only, at an hourly rate.
Why We’re Different
Plants, Plants, Plants: We use more of them, and
a wider variety than other landscapers do
Materials: An emphasis on local, natural materials,
and old fashioned craftsmanship means your patio, walks, ponds
and walls are unique-not mass produced.
Our aesthetic: we try to work with nature, not against
her. For example, instead of draining a wet spot in your back
yard we may recommend a garden of beautiful plants that will
Communication: Our interview system is just the
beginning. On the work site you will find our employees knowledgeable,
well spoken and ready to answer your questions.
On the completion of your landscape you will receive a care
guide full of helpful tips, as well as the particulars you’ll
need to know to get the most out of your new garden.
Our Laboratory: Phoenix Flower Farm has allowed us to have
day in day out experience with all the plants and materials
we use. We can see what works and what doesn’t live
up to its billing. Let our experience work for you!