Shonnard’s Landscape construction division offers the homeowner full spectrum landscape design and installation services. We are licensed and bonded and take pride in our work.
We offer a free consultation when you are considering a landscape project if you are located within 10 miles of Shonnard’s Garden Center – consultations outside of this area will be billed $3.00/mile, one way. Here’s what to generally expect from our process:
Prior to your appointment
We ask that you use our online form below to let us know a little more about your project. This is a good exercise for you too, as it covers questions about specific elements you would like to incorporate like: scope of project, and project timing.
At this time, all incoming inquiries are currently going to a waitlist, and will be addressed as soon as we have availability with a designer. Expect to set an appointment date in 2023. This is a good time to review the details of your project to make sure we are a good fit. If we aren’t, we can give you a referral.
Considering your budget
It can be difficult to give a rough quote without looking at your property. We have to consider your existing landscape, access to the area, whether we’re dealing with slopes, etc. After doing this for over 30 years, we’ve found we are a good fit for projects starting at $8,000 and above. If you have a smaller project – we have some great referrals.
During your appointment
Our designer will walk your property and listen to your ideas. If you have photos or sketches, this is a great time to share this information. You can also consider the functionality of your space. For example, will it be used by kids or pets? What maintenance will it require? Does it require irrigation? In addition, site measurements and notes will be taken at the consultation, and budget will be discussed, so our designer can prepare a bid for the work.
Following your appointment
Once you have received the project bid, and had a chance to review it, our designer will be happy to schedule a call or meeting to discuss further details, and accommodate revisions if necessary. If all parties agree on the scope and budget, the designer will move forward with creating a formal proposal of the work, which will be received within 4-6 weeks from the date of consultation.
Do I need a design?
Our designer will help you determine if a landscape design is needed. We are often able to do the work based on a concept plan and estimate. We generally find a design is helpful when work will take place in phases, or if there is a fairly comprehensive plant list, and you would like to know how it will be laid out ahead of time. If a design is needed, the cost is $125/hr. This may also extend the turnaround time of the bid.
When can we start?
At this time, all incoming inquiries are currently going to a waitlist, and will be addressed as soon as we have availability with a designer. Expect to set an appointment date in 2023.. We recommend scheduling your consultation at least 6 months prior to your preferred start date.
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