Concept Design

A concept design defines all the features of your landscape at a high level. It shows the relationships between areas, pathways to them, and major features, such as a hedgerow or firepit.

 

Detailed design work is left for later and can be done on a patch-by-patch basis, filling in specifics such as plant species, exact path locations and dimensions of spaces.

Benefits

  • Understand the potential of your landscape with a thorough inventory and analysis.

  • Explore several configurations for the placement of features.

  • Gain more clarity into the priority of areas, how they are used, and when they might be implemented.

  • Confidently move forward with the establishment of portions of the landscape.

Process

We will visit your landscape twice: once to gather information and a second time to review and refine 2-4 initial concept designs.

Initial Visit

  • We will walk your landscape listening carefully to your goals, ideas, and budget.

  • An inventory of the landscape will be created that identifies major features, travel patterns, water flows, and sunlight exposure.

  • Desired areas, uses, and major features will be noted.

 

Design

  • Up to 4 initial concept designs will be created defining the desired areas and pathways between them.

  • Each layout will likely emphasize a different feature or travel pattern.

 

Follow Up Visit

  • The initial concept designs will be reviewed by moving through the landscape and "walking the design."

  • Preferred elements from the concepts will be noted and an additional concept will likely be sketched showing preferences.

  • The sketch will then be refined 1-2 times until it meets your expectations.

Contact us with questions or to arrange a visit.

Price

$400 - $950

The price depends upon the size and characteristics of the landscape. A quote for the price will be provided after the initial visit.

Upgrade

Within 6 months of the visit, you can upgrade to a Complete Master Plan and the price of this consultation will be credited toward this comprehensive service.

Backyard Abundance

Backyard Abundance is a leading educational nonprofit that helps people create vibrant, engaging outdoor spaces that benefit families and our environment.

P.O. Box 1605

Iowa City, IA  52245

319-325-6810

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