How much does it cost?
The cost varies depending upon what services the client is interested in.
A plan is quoted based on the complexity and the hours it will take.
The cost of installation depends upon the cost of the materials, the amount of labor, and coordination required to complete the project.
Do I need a plan?
It depends on the extent of the work to be done. In cases where an entire property is going to be redesigned, it is often helpful to have a master-plan, especially if the installation is going to occur over time.
For smaller landscapes and gardens, design can often occur on-site, eliminating the need for a plan. Once ideas and plant material have been discussed thoroughly with the client, we can frequently design the garden as we install it. This is one of the many advantages of hiring a designer who is also intimately involved in the installation of the garden.
What are your guarantees?
The performance of the plant material is guaranteed for one full growing season after installation, except in the case of vandalism (including damage by animals), theft, lack of or too much water, neglect or unusually severe weather conditions. Each situation will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis, and depends upon individual nursery policies.
What type of payment plans do you offer?
Usually for plans we ask for half up front and half upon completion and approval. For installations, we ask for a third up front, a third midway through the process, and a third upon completion and approval.
What types of gardens do you design and install?
The style Moodscapes employs depends on the client, the natural environment, and the architecture.
Some kinds of gardens to consider include:
- shade gardens
- night or moon gardens
- woodland gardens
- wildlife gardens
- eco-friendly gardens
- water gardens
- rock gardens
- perennial gardens
- herb gardens
- vegetable gardens
- moss gardens
- Japanese gardens
- restorative gardens
- healing or meditative gardens
Do you use organic practices and materials?
- We use landscaping practices that are environmentally safe.
- We design for the habitats within the site choosing a rich array of plants which create biodiversity, thus promoting the entire ecosystem.
- We limit the need for water by planting drought-tolerant plants.
- We choose plants that are pest free when possible to decrease the use of pesticides.
- We retain natural water for use on the site via rain gardens, rain barrels, and other natural systems.
- We encourage the use of organic fertilizers, compost, and leaf mulch to enrich the soil.