deliverables + what to expect
The studio native design process orchestrates spaces, surfaces + landscape components, including native vegetation to our clients’ delight. The overall challenge of native plant design is developing the web of relationships between plants in proximity to one another, as well as the human uses + structures expected in associated spaces.
This requires considering the habit + physical variables of the plant collection, including overall size, leaf characteristics, trunks/stems, fruits + flowers.
The scope of the project means the specific focus of the design. For example, most properties have a front, back + two sides, but the design scope may only involve front landscape. Your ecotopes designer will help you determine the design scope during the initial meeting, so that the focus of the investigation is clear + will suggest the appropriate design retainer.
The retainer is 1/2 of the design fee, paid up-front, which initiates the project. The outstanding design cost comes out in the project budget. The project budget will show the payment of the retainer as a credit.
MICRO PROJECT RETAINER
(example: a planting plan for a single spot within a complete landscape)
(example: a planting bed or anything less than a complete landscape)
(example: a complete landscape, but only the front, side or back)
(example: a complete landscape on a standard residential lot)
(example: an atypical site condition or custom structure)
CONCEPT PLAN EXAMPLES
The project budget is usually broken into three sections: preparation, fabrication + cultivation, with individual aspects given a specific line item on the sheet.
Pricing shows credit card pricing, with a cash/check discount.