Would a beautifully landscaped setting attract more customers to your business? Do you love gardening but just don’t know where to begin? Garden Secrets provides professional quality design services to both residential homeowners and commercial businesses. We design all spaces from small areas to entire properties. Designing with plants must start with an intelligent landscape plan and not just a random process. All properties are different and of all our designs are unique, therefore it’s important to us that we meet your specific needs and also within your budget. You can be assured that Garden Secrets will provide you with a well-planned design for long-term growth and a perfect end result. The following is a guide into our design process:
STAGE I: FREE CONSULTATION
We offer a free 30 minute consultation that starts with a walk-through of your property discussing your needs, likes, dislikes, your budget and will provide you with a design estimate.
STAGE II: ON-SITE ANALYSIS
Our designer will complete an on-site analysis, taking specific measurements and photos of your property. A draft of your design plans will then begin. We carefully select and determine which plants are suitable for your site. Reviewing factors such as sun and shade exposure, shape, colors, texture, foliage and height. The aim is for all of the landscape plants to harmoniously work together throughout the seasons.
STAGE III: DRAFT REVIEW
Our designer will schedule a meeting to review the drafting of your plans. Our unique design service offers a virtual 3D imaging feature that shows you a computer simulation of your property in detail. We will present options that show correct plant spacing and growth, allowing for maturity rate, seasonal changes and different planting options. The flexibility our design program provides you with an easy to understand guide of your plans that can be easily modified or changed, saving you unforeseen expenses in the future.
STAGE IV: FINAL DESIGN PLAN
Our designer will modify any changes in your design and create your final plan. At our final meeting, we provide you with a completed 3D virtual design plan and a packet including a hardcopy of your planting plans, plant layout, a plant schedule and layout with quantities and estimated costs. At this time, Garden Secrets can also propose to you our installation services that include a detailed timetable, cost estimates of your project and a payment schedule.
Fees are based on the total square footage of the areas designed.
A sneak peek of design examples in our 3D Virtual Design Program. We customize your design to replicate your exact property!
Properly designed patio lighting, deck lighting and other lighting will not only highlight your landscape features, but also provide you with necessary ambient light to keep your family safe and secure. Garden Secrets can create a custom design lighting system that is right for you. We can then arrange a professional to install the outdoor lighting design for you. A professionally designed lighting arrangement will allow you to enjoy your landscape investment all year round.
Outdoor enjoyment doesn’t have to end when the sun sets. An effective lighting plan can add an exciting new dimension to your property. The dramatic shapes and shadows produced by deck lighting will create a captivating “moonlit” mood and provide a unique visual impression for visitors.
Exterior lighting can be used to highlight specimen trees and shrubs, accent architectural details in homes and businesses.
Safety and Security emphasizes proper illumination of walkways, steps, and driveways using unobtrusive lighting fixtures that won’t detract from your landscape. Functional lighting will enhance the enjoyment and improve the safety of pool, patio, and outdoor recreation areas. Lighted areas can be manually activated, automatically timed, or motion-sensitive.
Garden Secrets believes that the best way to understand what you want is to collect as much information as possible. This completed questionnaire, along with information that we collect from your property help us create your unique design that fits your budget and your needs. There are so many different garden styles to choose from, we will help guide you through the design process.