Barbara and her team have transformed our home! from design, implementation, maintenance and fine gardening! Everything has turned out just the way we/she envisioned.” J.M., Pocasset, MA
Our relationship begins with your first phone call. During this conversation, I will ask you some preliminary questions about the type of project on which you are planning and I will send you my "New Client Think Sheet." This information sheet is designed to help you gather your thoughts and ideas and to start thinking more in depth about what you'd like to accomplish. We can then set up an appointment to meet at your property and gather further information about the site.
I will also ask you to gather a few items before we meet. Plot plans, utility easement maps, and any current or old photographs of the property are helpful. Have an idea of your budget. Though we may develop a master plan for your property, you may choose to install parts of it over time, so think both
on a project basis and as a yearly budget.
During our initial meeting, we will walk your property. I will ask you to tell me about your ideas, visions, and preferences. We will discuss my design fee. When agreed upon, the design process begins. 50% of the design fee is due at the signing of the contract; the balance will be due upon presentation of the design.
I will photograph key areas and take notes. I may also take some rough measurements. I’ll ask you for the items you have gathered and we will meet again to go over conceptual ideas.
During this meeting, you will hear about preliminary design ideas addressing your wants and needs discussed up to now. At this time, I will discuss the opportunities and challenges that your property presents. We will make some initial decisions regarding placements of walkways, patios, retaining walls, arbors, etc. It is imperative that all decision-makers be at this meeting and I will be flexible with timing to allow this to happen.
Over the next several weeks, we will be talking about various options such as materials, lighting, and, of course, plants! When we have everything completed, we will set an appointment to review your final plan. Again, it is essential that everyone be at this meeting also. We’ll take all the time you need to answer any questions.
Our mission is to use the latest in scientific methodology to provide you with sustainable outdoor living spaces that enhance the quality of your life and value of your property.
Using the latest research in plant health care, combined with a true passion for what we do, you can relax knowing that our team will keep your gardens and landscape healthy and beautiful.
We will provide you with an ongoing realistic plan that puts a strong emphasis on preventive measures and incorporates them into a comprehensive program with a focus on plant health care.
Our clients include those that love to garden, but don't have enough time, to those who just want to know that when they look at or visit in their garden, it will meet their discriminating expectations.
We'll develop your personalized Landscape Management Plan that is customized to your individual landscape. We are the one source you need to provide you with multiple proposals from local landscape contractors, lighting and irrigation experts, arborists, and suppliers. We work with you to develop a plan that reflects your desires and meets the needs of your landscape. We will put together a detailed inspection checklist and then monitor its completion.
Barbara and Ben did an amazing job on our landscape project. It was a blank slate and in rough shape. We needed a lawn, walkways, patio, fire-pit area, irrigation and lighting. Barbara's design is catalog worthy and with Ben managing our property, it is perfect.” J.D., Pocasset, MA