The Design Process
Ted Lare carries the promise of high quality, professional landscape design work and we aim to make the process as simple as possible for homeowners. Our design process can be broken down into three phases: The Initial Visit & Design Consultation, Design Completion, and Planting & Construction. During the initial consultation, your designer will answer any questions you may have about the design process and discuss the scope of your landscaping project. We charge a small flat fee of $100 for the first design consultation because we love to hear your ideas and get the conversation started! A minimum of $500 will be charged for design work located outside of town, defined as more than 35 miles away from our office. This covers the initial visit and design work focused on a specific area of your home. For larger projects and master plans, this fee may increase. Your designer can answer any questions about this process prior to scheduling a meeting.
If you decide to move forward with a Ted Lare design, your designer will provide an estimation of the cost and time it will take to complete. This cost is dependent on the size of the yard and the level of detail required for the master plan. A typical 1/2 acre residence will cost $300 – $1000 to develop a detailed design. A minor revision can be made free of charge, while any major and subsequent revisions will fall under our $100/hour design fee.
When you decide to move forward with Ted Lare construction or planting, design fees will be credited back to you when you are billed for the project. For every $1000 you spend with Ted Lare Design Build or Ted Lare Garden Center, within one year of delivery of the plan, $100 will be credited back to you!
To learn more about our process and pricing contact us or visit our design office today! We are happy to answer any questions you may have and would love to help you get your hands dirty.