Landscape Design

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The Design Process

Whether you are looking for a planting plan, a patio, a retaining wall, an outdoor kitchen, or all of the above we can design a landscape that compliments your property and highlights its best features.  We sit down with you and listen to the vision you have for your landscape.  Once we have a thorough understanding of your needs, our designers get to work to create a custom landscape design that meets your needs and exceeds your expectations! 

Whatever you are looking for in your yard, DeClark’s Landscaping has the artistic vision and the technical know-how to make it happen.  We will blend your existing landscape and architecture with new elements to create a look adapted to fit your lifestyle and needs.

1. Contact Us 

  • Our friendly office staff will take down information including work you would like done, where you are located, and your time frame for completion.

2. Talk to our designer 

  • Within a day or two a landscape designer will contact you to discuss your project in depth, including existing conditions, desired outcome, and budget. If we determine we are a good fit to meet your needs we will set up an in person meeting.

3. Initial Meeting  

  • During this complementary half hour meeting, a designer will walk through the property with you to further understand your site and your vision.

4. Design Phase - starting at $275 

  • At the end of the walk through the designer will fill out a Design Agreement form and collect the design fee.  Residential design fees begin at $275 and can increase depending on the lot size and plan complexity.  Should you decide to have DeClark's install your landscape, your design fee will be returned to you in full.  If not, the design is yours to keep.

5. Presentation 

  • After the design and estimate are complete, the designer will set up a time to come back to your property and review the project. This is the time to ask any questions, request alterations, and raise any concerns.  Open communication insures that you are happy with your finished product. If you would like to get your project scheduled, we will collect a 50% deposit and reserve your spot on our calendar.  Revisions requiring additional design time or additional on-site meetings will be completed at $50 per hour.

Your Design Fee Includes:


  • Site measurement and creation of a base map
  • 2D computer generated landscape plan to scale
  • Complete estimate for the cost of installation
  • An itemized list of plants and hardscape materials
  • Plant images (as needed or upon request)
  • 3D renderings to show key areas in perspective (as needed or upon request)
  • One on-site meeting to review the design and proposal (revisions requiring additional design time or additional on-site meetings will be subject to a $50/hr charge)

Your design fee will be deducted from your landscaping job if you decide to have DeClark's do the installation.  If you decide to not go ahead with installation, the design is yours to keep.