Do you charge a consultation fee?
No. The initial consultation is an opportunity for us to meet and go over your wish list and budget to help you with your decision on landscape design. We view the time spent on the initial consultation as an investment in our ongoing relationship with you.
How much does a landscape design cost?
It all depends on client’s need, and the complexity of the project. You have choice of an hourly or flat-fee option. The design plan rates start as low as $250 and varies depending on the scope of the project.
If you choose us to install your design, we will waive all design fees as a "thank you" for your continued business with Atwood Hoffmann Design!
How long does it take to complete a landscape design?
Our landscape design services are on a first come first serve basis. A design can take anywhere from one to three weeks and it is partially dependent upon the client’s availability for plan review and confirmation.
After the landscape design, who oversees the installation process?
If you choose to have us implement your design, we oversee the entire installation process from start to finish. Our designer will have an initial meeting with the installation team, ensure proper tagging of plant materials, conduct site visits, and review work at various intervals. Upon completion of the project, we will meet with you to ensure you are 100% satisfied.
What is a typical budget for a residential landscaping project?
A budgeting rule of thumb for landscape installation is 10 – 15% of the total value of your home.
We have Home Owner’s Association, do you provide plan for HOA?
Yes. We will need HOA documents for CC&R (covenants, conditions and restrictions) which you need to provide to us. You may need to submit your design plan to your HOA for approval before construction.
What is the difference between Landscape Designers and Landscape Architects?
Landscape Designers and Architects have various skill sets. Essentially, they must meet the following guidelines:
- Have design experience and advanced horticultural knowledge
- Provide conceptual design ideas, landscape plans, planting plans, irrigation plans, and lighting plans
- Usually have better sense of creativity and artistic sense of the spaces
- Provide garden design ideas and environmental management
- Work with both hardscape (concrete, walls, decks etc.) and softscape (plants, lawns, soil, etc.) designs
- Act as an independent advocate for the sole benefit client throughout the process
- Does not need a license
- Licensed by the state by passing a licensing exam or a 4 year college degree
- Produce construction ready site plan for residential or commercial documents - grading and drainage detail plans
- Typically design for large public and commercial spaces, some specialize in residential projects
- Primarily focus on structural and limited plant palettes
- Charges more than landscape designers