Design

Designing Services

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.

DESIGN FEES

Fees are based on the total square footage of the areas designed.

SCHEDULE A FREE CONSULTATION

Virtual Designing

A sneak peek of design examples in our 3D Virtual Design Program. We customize your design to replicate your exact property!

Outdoor Lighting

Outdoor Lighting Designs

Lighting

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.

Shapes and Shadows

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

Exterior lighting can be used to highlight specimen trees and shrubs, accent architectural details in homes and businesses. 

Safety and Security

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.

SCHEDULE a Free consultation

Design Questionnaire

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. 

Lots of Garden Styles & Design Options!!

Container Gardens

Container Gardens

Annual Gardens

Annual Gardens

Perennial Gardens

Perennial Gardens

Raised Bed Gardens

image190

Shrub Gardens

image191




Drought Tolerant Gardens

image192

Rain Gardens

image193

Lakeshore Gardens

image194

Commercial Gardens

image195

Contemporary Gardens

image196

Pollinator Gardens

image197

Cottage Gardens

image198

Native Plant Gardens

image199

Shade Gardens

image200

Woodland Gardens

image201

Wildlife Gardens

image202

Colorful Gardens

image203

Sensory Gardens

image204

Water Gardens

image205

Sculpture Gardens

image206

Rose Gardens

image207

Herb Gardens

image208

Rock Gardens

image209

Deckside Gardens

image210

Cut Flower Gardens

image211

Bulb Gardens

image212

Hillside Gardens

image213

Community Gardens

image214

Vegetable Garden

image215

Organic Gardens

image216