Ecological-Landscape Design 

Design Overview

Ecological design is a transformative and educational process that is meant to bring out and grow the potential of the land.

My design process begins with an in-depth stakeholder survey, site observation and analysis, and soil test. My goal is to support your vision for evolving your land. Understanding that the design is only the beginning, I guide clients through phases of growth and planning for change. Your home gardens should match your personality and vision.

 

  1. Begin with the New Client Survey

  2. Set up the initial site-visit and consultation meeting. ($100 deposit)

  3. Choose a design package customized to fit your needs​​.

  4. Set up an installation and maintenance plan.

Design Packages
(All design packages include routine Landscape Soil test analysis)

Budget Homeowner:$500

(<1/4 acre)

  • Concept design hand-drawn to scale.

  • Plant species list.

  • Compost/fertilization recommendations.

  • Custom irrigation plan (sprinkler, drip).

  • Budget estimate.

  • Support in sourcing local materials.

  • Education for DIY ecological garden projects.

  • Complimentary over-the-phone trouble-shooting for life!

Holistic Farm/Orchard: $1,000 -$1500

(1/4 acre-5 Acres)

  • Detailed planting plan design hand-drawn (or computer-generated) to scale.

  • Plant species list.

  • Compost/fertilization recommendations.

  • Customized irrigation plan (flood/gated pipe, side-roll, sprinkler, drip)

  • Detailed budget estimate including plants, irrigation, hardscaping materials, compost/fertilizer, and installation.

  • Complimentary on-site trouble-shooting for life!

Comprehensive/Resiliency: cUSTOM PRICING

(10+ Acres)

  • Detailed planting and constructions plan document digitally rendered.

  • Presentation support for investors/stakeholders.

  • Plant species list.

  • Customized irrigation plan (flood/gated pipe, side-roll, sprinkler, drip).

  • Comprehensive budget estimate including plants, irrigation, hardscaping materials, compost/fertilizer, and installation.

  • Complimentary on-site trouble-shooting for life!

Holistic Site Analysis Development Plan

 

Ecological context

  • Soil maps
  • Hydrological survey maps 
  • Section map drawings
  • Vegetation map with native plant and wildlife information
  • Soil test analysis

Human context 

  • Vision statements

  • Development objectives

  • Values

  • Land Stewardship ethics

Phases of Growth: Development and planting plans

  • Scaled base map (prior to development) of the property.

  • Supplemental designs with budget estimates for implementation.

  • ​Concept drawings for various zones: E.g. Entry landscapes, Home site landscape, Orchards, Hayfields, Garden/Greenhouse, Rehabilitation area for eroding soils, invasive species management, and trails. 

Maintenance - Caring for your landscape

& Appendix of Resources

  • What to expect as your landscape evolves

  • Plant care 

  • Integrated pest management - noxious weeds to look out for

  • Irrigation 

  • Orchard Pruning

  • Greenhouses

  • Local Organization and Businesses to Know

  • Other Information Specific to Your Site

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14985 Road 40.2

Mancos, Colorado 81328

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