Design & Construction


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 for installation of your landscape project if you are located within 10 miles of Shonnard’s Garden Center – see our fee schedule below for travel outside this range. Here’s what to generally expect from our process:

How to Get Started

We ask that you use our online form below to provide us with some details about your project.

At this time, all incoming inquiries will be placed on our waitlist and addressed as soon as we have availability with a designer. Expect to wait a number of months for a consultation. We still have installation openings for 2023, and we recommend reaching out at least 6 months prior to your desired start time.

Design Only

Are you looking for a master plan for your property, or planning to install yourself, but need guidance on where to start? Shonnard’s provides full designs with plant and material lists, tailored to your wants and needs. Design fees are listed below. Our designer will be able to provide you with an estimate for design time upon meeting and learning scope of the project.

Our business has a focus on construction of our designs, so we reserve design-only services for the Winter months and as we have availability through the busy season.

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. This can be addressed on site at your consultation. 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, 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, our designer will provide information on next steps, and how to get you into our construction schedule.

Do I need a Design?

Our designer will help you determine if a fully labeled landscape design is needed. We generally find a design is helpful when work will take place in phases, or if you would like to see a detailed visualization of the space to be worked on or plant placement. This may also extend the turnaround time of the bid- see designer fees below.


Initial consultation free of charge
Bid proposal for installation free of charge
Travel outside 10 miles $3.00/mi. One-way
Design time $125/hr.

Financing for Your Backyard Beautification Project

By being a Horizon customer, we can offer our customers their uncomplicated lending program! Horizon’s financing partner LightStream offers an exclusive discount off the already low-interest rate so you can fund the whole-project including:

  • Outdoor Kitchen
  • Backyard Fireplace
  • Pizza Oven
  • Lighting Fixtures
  • Irrigation Systems
  • Lawn Equipment