Our Personal Plano Landscape Consultation and Design services are thoughtful to nature, detailed to the client needs, creative and comprehensive. We offer two Allen landscaping services to connect with our clients ... Consultations and Master Designs. Pre-meeting "new client questionairre" and survey plat copy are needed to better serve you.
Allen landscape design Consultations work best for clients with one specific area like a small backyard, frontyard, sideyard or for landscaping around a new pool that needs improvement.
Our Plano landscape Consultations begin with a one on one meeting with the client. With a note pad & pen in hand, we will do the following:
You will receive the following upon completion of the Consultation:
Fee: 250.00 Consultation times are approximately 2 hours.
We encourage you to compare our rates with other professional Plano landscape designers! We think you'll find our service is reasonably priced, valued, understandable and you'll learn things about landscaping that you would never imagine!
We also do installation services and will provide an estimate at your request. We perform all of our installations "in house".
Master Designs work best for clients looking to connect & collaborate lots of ideas around there home. This would include large backyards or a combination of a backyard, frontyard and sideyard. They include the following:
We also do installation services. We perform all of our installations "in house" and will refund half of your Master Design costs upon installation of design. Ask Keith for more details.
Sustainability is defined as a method of harvesting or using a resource so that the resource is not depleted or permanantly damaged. In our business this can be applied as using water wise plant material and more specifically plants that are native to Texas and even the local regions. We also try to use recycled products as much as possible.
You can have a water wise & tropical looking landscape, butterfly, perennial or more evergreen garden and still be part of the ever growing sustainable smart community.
Most all of our landscapes, upon completion and proper establishment can survive on inclement rain fall and minimal to zero sprinkler usage.
The City of Dallas' annual "Water Wise Recognition Award & Tour" judges on the following criteria:
Composition /// Aesthetic Appeal /// Sensitivity to site
Low-water demand plants /// Use of non-vegetative materials(fence,walls, walks
Low & ease of maintenance /// Quality (no weeds, neat, clean, disease & insect free)
Use of native & adapted plants /// Mulches /// Soil Improvements /// Spr & reduced lawn areas
This client owns a lake house in Lake Texoma and at the base of the lake, a retaining wall was needed to control erosion. This was the primary issue with the area. We consulted with the client in detail and came up with a design that incorporated the function of the retaining wall first and secondly created an area that they could enjoy as well.
From the pictures, you will see that we completely re-graded the area. This allowed us to create different levels in which the client could spend time in and enjoy. We used natural Moss Boulders to build the wall which gave a very natural appearance. We also planted the level areas with Buffalograss and the surrounding slopes with native grasses such as Little Blue Stem, Switchgrass & Indiangrass. This has and will continue to attract natural habitat. We have even seen a couple Bald Eagle in the area!!! From a functional perspective, the use of native grasses once established provides the client less time mowing, trimming, fertilizing and watering the area in order for it to survive ... just enjoy the natural beauty and surroundings.
This project was installed in two phases. Phase 1, the grade work and construction of the retaining wall was done in November of 2008. With all the Spring rains of 2009, the wall was completely under water as you can notice from the shaded lines on the trees. The wall held up fine and in August of 2009 we completed Phase 2, where we planted over four hundred native grasses.