Ecological Landscape Design 

Working Master Plan
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. ($150 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)

Residential:$1,500-$2,000

(<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.

Farm & Orchard: $2,000-$4,000

(<10 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.

*Larger Projects will have custom pricing based on design criteria and parameters. Typically design costs will be approximately 10% - 15% of total project costs. 

Ranch Resiliency: custom PRICING

  • 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.

Holistic Site Analysis Development Plan Book (See an Example Here)

 

Ecological context

  • Ecological Regions
  • Ecological Resilience (With scores for your site)
  • Bioregional Context 
  • Regional Hydrology
  • Topography
  • Landscape change over time
  • Site Features
  • Soil Map
  • Soil Data
  • Soil Test Analyses
  • Water Test Analyses
  • Climate Change Implications
  • Vegetation Map 
  • Index of plants & wildlife

Human context 

  • Region Specific History (E.g. Colorado Plateau & Montezuma County History)

  • Native Lands 

  • Regional Demographic History

  • Vision Statements

  • Development Objectives

  • Values & Land Stewardship Ethics

Phases of Growth: Development and planting plans

  • Concept Designs and Budgets

  • Base Map

  • Irrigation

  • Earthworks

  • Trails

  • Entry landscape

  • Small orchard Landscape

  • Homesite Landscape

  • Vegetable Gardens & Greenhouse

  • Contour Orchards 

  • Working Master Plan (24' x 18" map print out with legend)

Part IV: Caring for your Landscape

  • Landscape Evolution

  • Succession Dynamics

  • Plant Care

  • Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

  • Noxious Weeds

  • Orchard Pruning

  • Greenhouses

Part V: Appendix of Resources

  • Local Organizations

  • Site Specific Information

  • Grants

  • Educational Resources

  • Annotated Bibliography

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14985 Road 40.2

Mancos, Colorado 81328

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