We Are Design-Build Company Based in Tucson, AZ that Provides
Regionally-Appropriate Landscape Transformations.

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Landscape Design Process

1.

Hourly Site Consultation

Nate and Iylea will meet with you in your yard to discuss your goals for the type of outdoor living space you would like to create. In addition, we will assess your site for water harvesting opportunities that can take advantage of Tucson Water Rebates (up to $3000). During the site visit we write notes and sketch ideas on an aerial photo of your site. At the end of the consultation we leave you with our site assessment/design notes. In addition to reviewing our digital portfolios, we can provide references and locations of some of our completed work sites you can visit and get a feel for our work.

$120/hour

2.

Design Options

If you like the design ideas discussed at the site visit, we can proceed with a computer-drafted plan that will qualify you for Tucson Water rebates, serve as a communication tool between us, and provide us with enough information about project scope to write you a detailed installation estimate. We have two standard plans to choose from. Or we can tailor the design process and plans based on your particular needs. Call us for custom pricing.

Water Harvesting Layout Plan

This is a great starting point for most people. It includes the following information:

  • roof runoff calculations
  • cistern sizing and placement
  • earthworks layout
  • greywater opportunities
  • planting areas - location, size, shape
  • new tree locations and suggested species
  • pathways
  • ground plane material suggestions
  • placement and rough size of other outdoor living elements
$420 in addition to initial consultation fee

Livable Landcscape Plan

With the addition of a second design sheet that shows a full planting plan, this option may be just what you need for a DIY yard transformation:

  • roof runoff calculations
  • cistern sizing and placement
  • earthworks layout
  • greywater opportunities
  • planting areas - location, size, shape
  • new tree locations and suggested species
  • pathways
  • ground plane material suggestions
  • placement and rough size of other outdoor living elements
  • full planting plan
$660 in addition to initial consultation fee

3.

Design and Review

After drafting your plan, we email it to you in PDF format for you to review. Once you've reviewed the plan, we schedule a time to discuss via phone or at our design office/demonstration garden. Design fees include one round of plan revisions. We will also discuss your current budget and decide on priorities for phase one of installation.

4.

Estimate

Based on budget and priorities discussed in our design review meeting, we create an estimate for installation. If there are elements of the plan that we do not install in-house, we can provide referrals to other contractors. You can either coordinate directly with them or you can hire us for construction coordination.

Reconnect with nature!

Schedule your site consultation today.

Call 520-834-6932

Email desertlivingtucson@gmail.com

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