If you want to redo a bed (or your whole property!) with bird-and-pollinator-friendly plants, but aren’t sure where to begin, consider purchasing a landscape design from GO Native Landscaping. We design landscapes for both homeowners and businesses, including projects ranging in size from a single bed to multi-acre properties. Our plans can either incorporate existing plants you want to keep or introduce all new plants and beds to showcase a completely new design.
Our designs factor in client goals, soil and light conditions, and aesthetic and functional considerations (such as, “Will children be playing near this bed?” “Where will people be walking to access the hose?”). We also take into account the way your landscape will evolve over time, such as how a tree with a fast growth rate could affect the light in a neighboring bed, and which plants to add for their ability to thrive in changing light conditions.
We provide drawings based on your desired style, whether that’s a formal design in neighborhoods where a classic appearance is preferred, a naturalistic look that resembles the seemingly “accidental” beauty found in nature, or a contemporary design for a sleek, modern look.
In order to serve as many clients as possible, we offer two levels of services, Digital Design & Hand-drawn Design. Digital design services are ideal for clients who have a decent budget to work with and plan to hire a landscaping company to install the design. Hand-drawn designs are ideal for folks working with a smaller budget who may be considering DIY (Do It Yourself) installation.
Digital Vs. hand-Drawn Designs
Digital Landscape Design:
Exists in digital format, which can be reproduced and shared with a landscaping company or with family or co-workers.
Includes foot-by-foot grid that indicates the exact dimensions of each bed and the precise recommended spacing between plants.
Includes one revision based on client feedback. (Revision can be extensive or just involve “tweaks.”)
Includes list of potential “swap” plants in case a plant on the map is unavailable during installation.
Optional addition: A 3D image view of one or more beds, so you can “envision” what your new landscape will look like (see example below).
Optional addition: Second revision / alternate layout.
Optional addition: List of live links with information and photos of all plants.
Pricing starts at $375 (design of one medium-sized bed) and varies depending on the size of project. Most digital designs land in the $550-$850 range. Exact price determined at end of consultation. Digital design fees separate from consultation fee and invoiced separately.
Example of 3D digital image of pollinator garden for Galveston client.
Hand-drawn Landscape Design:
Exists on paper, discussed and created in real time by GO Native Landscaping consultant at end of consultation.
Dimensions and spacing approximated on paper, instructions shared with client in margins (Such as, “Coneflowers: One foot spacing.”)
Revisions to plan made on-site in real time, based on live client feedback.
Includes list of potential “swap” plants in case a plant on the map is unavailable during installation. “Swap” list handwritten on paper.
Pricing starts at $100 (1-2 beds) and varies depending on the size of project. Most hand-drawn designs fall in the $150-$250 range. Hand-drawn design fees determined before consultation and invoiced together, before consultation.
Here is a juxtaposition of the same garden nook design map both in digital format and hand-drawn format. As you can see, digital designs do look nicer. At the same time, hand-drawn designs, while slightly messy, are still clear enough to understand where plants need to be placed:
To receive an estimate for a digital design or a hand-drawn design for your property, please sign up for a consultation. During the consultation, we will study your property’s soil and light conditions and ask questions to better understand your goals.