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“The quality of your designers, crews and professional skills remain superior.”

 

A. Weintraub

Our Process in Creating Gardens

Initial Conversation

During our initial conversation, a design consultant will discuss your needs and determine how we can help you to achieve your goals. We will request a copy of your property plat and send you an information packet which includes a landscape questionnaire.

Meeting
To help you determine if Garden Gate is the right company for your project, a meeting will be scheduled either at Garden Gate or at your home. At this meeting, we determine your project budget, scope and details and whether or not your project requires a formal design process.

Proposal

If NO design work is required:

We will mutually define the landscape element to be included in your project and the estimated budget range for your project. Once we are in agreement for an estimated budget range, a written proposal will be presented for your review and final approval.

If design work is required:

We will mutually define the landscape elements and phases to be included in your project and the estimated budget range for each element or phase. A Design/Build Services Agreement will be presented that outlines the project elements and/or phases with associated budget ranges.

To initiate the design phase, a retainer fee on the project is required. The time for design work is billed against the retainer fee. The balance of the retainer fee is applied toward the deposit on the project. Note: It is our intention to minimize design fees so that the majority of the retainer fee is applied towards the installation phase of your project.

Upon the receipt of a design retainer fee and a completed questionnaire, we will perform the following services:

• Conduct detailed site analysis.
• Design and prepare investment estimates for installation.
• Present your project’s plan and estimates at either at Garden Gate or at your home.
• Refine design and estimates, if necessary.

Once design work is completed, a written proposal will be presented for your review and final approval.

Learn more about Larger Projects.

Schedule and Logistics
Once a signed Agreement and full deposit has been received, your project is entered into our Production Schedule and we will begin acquiring materials and permits, and coordinating people assets, as necessary. Garden Gate abides by Maryland Home Improvement Commission guidelines in the terms and schedule dates of our contracts.

Project Installation and Completion
Garden Gate is a single source provider. In addition to your landscape design consultant, our production supervisors and well-experienced foremen work together to ensure a beautiful project that will please you for years to come. The Garden Gate team will complete your project in a neat and timely manner with quality and integrity throughout the process. See how beautiful your garden can be.

See our Portfolio, Before and After Images, and Step-by-Step Progressions.

Project Maintenance
Enjoy peace of mind with Garden Gate’s GardenCare programs by knowing you can rely on our superior level of care and service for your garden. All of our programs address the basic needs for the care of your garden and allow for the addition of services that fit your unique situation.

Find out more about Maintaining Gardens.