Is my payment a deposit toward landscape work?
Answer : No, the payment you make for our landscape design services is for someone to meet with you, discuss your needs, and produce a 3d landscape design that includes a change of anything you like for an extra $100 in most cases. If this does not apply to your home we will tell you at the time of the visit and why. The drive time, consultation during the visit, research, and design creation are charged as a flat rate for the convenience of all parties and is fully earned when the payment is accepted. Once the time has been invested in visiting you and discussing your needs a series of other tasks are being started that will lead to your landscape design including uploading the averaging 50 or so photos that were taken of your home, a satellite image from the web will be gathered if available, your design will be started on and saved in your files, and all of your files will be set up the same day.
A flat rate is more convenient and affordable.
If we were to charge by the hour our industry charges anywhere between $75 to $125 per hour for services times the hours invested in the relationship with your work. The flat rate is cheaper and more convenient and is fully earned from the time of payment. Most companies are not capable of producing this advanced type of landscape design and many more hours are typically worked than what you are charged for. This is because we are anticipating bidding on and possibly winning the project where we will make other monies.