I cannot list a schedule of prices with any confidence that what it will be accurate for your unique project. At our free get-acquainted meeting, we will discuss your wants and needs. Then I will tailor your project and it’s price specifically for you.
As of January 1, 2016, my hourly rate is — $70.
A Consulting / Coaching Pricing Example
A 2-hour session will cost $140, plus my travel time if your location is farther than 20 miles from my studio (see map), or if I have to drive in rush-hour traffic. I will give you a feel for how much that might be when we’re setting up our appointment.
Design Pricing Examples
So many of my clients request lawn-free designs. The prices prices below are for situations with 40% or less of the lot left as turf-grass lawn (leaving more lawn reduces how much I have to design, thus reducing the stated prices below):
- Complete Design — I make most design decisions & choose most plants.
For 1/2 of a smaller residential lot (~5,000 sq.ft.) — $800 – $1,600
For all of a smaller residential lot (~5,000 sq.ft.) — $1,000 – $2,100
For 1/2 of a larger residential lot (~10,000 sq.ft.) — $1,000 – $2,100
For all of a larger residential lot (~10,000 sq.ft.) — $1,800 – $2,600
- Concept Sketch — I sketch (not to scale) while you wait, usually in conjunction with coaching, and I don’t usually choose many plants in most cases. A concept shows you the ‘big picture’ so you have something more concrete to contemplate and gather installation quotes on. It’s a tool on the way to the end product; not the end product. Pricing depends on the complexity of your project. I charge hourly (plus drive time as described in the coaching section above if applicable).
Click on the different design categories above to learn more about what they entail and what you get with each package.
The prices noted above will vary depending on a lot of things. I usually quote a price range (generally of not more than $300) based on projects I’ve done that are similar to yours in size and scope. A smaller lot could cost less than the prices above. But it could also cost more.
Lawn-free designs almost always cost more than ones that includes more lawn because there is simply area/space to consider. Lawn is easy. Less expensive. And surprise! Lawn doesn’t have to be damaging to the environment. Ask me how!
My practice focuses heavily on education, and even design projects include learning. Read more about what you get with the 2 different types of design on the Landscape Design page.