Landscaping Design by Maria Beers
Hi, I am Maria Beers. Over 30 years ago I started a landscape business in the Netherlands with my husband. We designed, installed and maintained many yards, until we moved to Canada.
I love designing yards, using colours, textures and shapes. My experience as a landscaper gives me a solid base to create something that is practical and beautiful. I can help you plan the project and give practical tips about the process and how to be cost effective. I customize every detail to meet your landscape goals and take it a step further to give you something that you might not even know is possible!
Landscaping Consultation ~ $99
Are you looking to make changes to a small perennial bed , or did you take down that big spruce tree and not sure what to do next? Pick my brain for an hour and leave full of ideas and a practical plan on how to tackle your project.
Landscaping Design ~ Starting at $199
What to expect once you've purchase your Design package.
I will contact you to upload the information listed below and I begin work on your landscape design. This usually takes me about a week to complete. After which we get together and go over the design concept.
1. Your Real Property Report (the lot plan you get when you buy your house). It facilitates the drawing process and has vital information about grading, property lines, utility right of ways, etc. Please check this RPR document to see if there are Restrictive Covenants listed.
2. Photos of your yard (even when it is brand new). Stand on your deck and take a series of photos of all that you can see from there. Then stand on the ground in front of your deck and do the same. Then stand opposite the deck against the fence and take pictures from the house and the deck. If landscaping the front yard, do the same but for the front yard. Take pictures of all issues that you would like addressed. (e.g. slope, drainage, privacy) Please do not send panoramic photos or videos.
3. If you have inspiration photos from other yards or have found landscaping photos in magazines or on the internet that you like, I would like to see those too.
The Design Happens with Your Participation
This is the fun part! We get to sit down and review the concept of your design. We talk about all options and I will guide you through a design process that includes: traffic flow fencing, sitting spaces, colour preferences, style choices, retaining walls, fire pits, etc.
Finishing The Plan ~ Starting at $75 per hour
The Plan and Extra Information
An average front yard usually takes an additional 1-2 hours to finish all the details. An average backyard usually takes an additional 3-4 hours to finish all the details.
When your design plans are finished, all of the plants will be labeled with hard to kill and colourful selections that emphasize shape, size, texture, and seasonal interest.The plan is yours at the end of the appointment.
Please take your design for copying and laminating (every year at least 2 people lose their drawing somewhere/somehow). Never lend out the original. Now that you have the plan, an extra document is provided to you that describes how to proceed with the installation of your project. These are suggestions that are based on decades of experience and will save you a lot of experimentation and money!
You Proceed with Quotes and Installation
Hole's Greenhouse does not install gardens. However, we do hand out some names of good people for you to call. We recommend that you get at least two price quotes on your project. Call Landscape Alberta for information on people in the industry.