I offer landscape installation for my designs and/or proposals, assuring that a project comes into fruition as planned.
Installation services can be complete, partial, or phased to suit the needs of construction schedules or budgets. Proposals are provided along with designs as required, and if possible, referrals for specialty contractors such as arborists, irrigation, or construction work.
In some cases, I consult, buy and arrange for delivery of plants and mulch to the customer for their own "do-it-yourself" project. I access growers throughout the local region, and occastionally out of state.
A client's typical full-scale landscaping project would first address any new major hard-scape elements such as driveways and paving, assuring any needed conduits for irrigation pipes or electrical wires are in place. Ideally, other major construction items such as swimming pools, retaining walls, fencing, and decks would be complete as well. Any significant tree pruning would also be done in the beginning stages, and hopefully you will have me come out before any clearing of trees and other native vegetation is done so that I may offer advice about what you already have on the site. The next item would be the layout of any planting beds and borders, and the first phase of planting would inlude trees and shrubs. Next would come installation of irrigation and main lines for landscape lighting, if included. Smaller plants would then be installed, followed by smaller drip irrigation lines and emitters, then mulch, sod (if included), and accent features.
With reasonably good weather, landscape installations can be accomplished at any time of year. In our climate, the ideal time to install many trees and shrubs is in the autumn, when most root growth occurs for these plants. Some wildflower seeds are also best planted then. Sod, subtropicals, and tender annuals need warm temperatures for growth, and are best planted in the warm season. However, most nursery plants are now grown in containers, so with proper attention to watering they can be planted throughout the year if available.