Pali Plumies Offers the following Landscape Design Services to our valued Clients. These services include Landscape Design and planning,both are highlighted Below. We also offer Landscape Consultations,which will as help you with proper plant selection and placement in your yard. We offer many theme gardens these include,Tropical, Water Features and Xeriscape/Low Water Use Landscaping. We pride ourselves in creating a landscape that follows the Principles of Landscape Design.
Landscape Design Services: This will include a landscape consultation and site analysis of your yard. The site analysis includes; a preliminary landscape design for your review/consultation to fully determine their wants and needs. This then leads to the creation of simple plan for review and evaluation by the landscape designer and the customer and from this simplified plan a final working plan will be created and submitted to our customers. This working a plan is design for use for bidding and contracting out the actual installation services, which our company does not offer at this time.
Landscape Master Plan: We can this service at an additional charge and it would include the final detailed Master Plan for the landscape design project which would include a color rendered presentation plan formal presentations and for the client to retain for their records.
We are able to offer you either of these superior services depending on your landscaping needs. So let us talk to you about your desired landscape dreams. Because with our attention to detail we will be able to create you a first rate landscape design and landscaping plan that will be both aesthetically pleasing and functional so you will enjoy it for years to come. As a added bonus our landscape designs will add value to your home when and if you every decide to sell it. So Please let us work with you to make your landscape dreams come true.
We also offer theme landscaping ideas for your landscaping plans these include; Tropical, Water Features and Xeriscape Landscapes. So please browse through these sections below for your landscaping theme.
Tropical Oasis: Give your landscape the feeling of instant stress relief, lushness, and relaxation through the installation of a tropical themed landscape design plan.
With proper irrigation, we can turn your property into an oasis. Through the use of sun loving tropical plants, such as; Palms, Plumerias,Hibiscus, Bamboos, Bird of Paradise and lush grasses along with properly place rock and stone outcroppings, and or winding pathways, we can give your home a feeling of being at a resort. Include a water feature, and you are set with a tropical feel for your landscape. Call us or e-mail us today and tell us your ideas and wishes for this type of theme landscape or you can choose from our other landscape design options and themes that we can provide for your property.
Water Feautures: You can enjoy the tranquil and relaxing sounds and movement of flowing water in your landscape by adding an outdoor fountain, waterfall, or pond. Our team of professionals can design an array of outdoor water features with varying sizes and styles to your property. From a stately brick or stacked-stone water fountain to a calming water pond or a breathtaking waterfall, call us or e-mail us today for a consultation and estimate on adding a water feature to your landscape.
Xeriscape Low Water Desert Landscaping: Xeriscaping simply means water wise or water efficient landscaping. This method of landscaping will result in a more environmentally friendly yard and garden. This achievement is made through the use of plantings which are native to our area as well as other drought tolerant and hearty plants that also require minimum additional water once they are established. Once the proper plantings are selected, the careful process of placing the appropriate plantings in the most appropriate areas of your landscape will begin by properly preparing the soil of the gardening areas to help the plants to grow strong root systems which will result in even less need for additional watering. The xeriscaping process is then ended through the use of appropriate mulch and mulch thickness to further help ensure that the ground surrounding the plants is able to retain as much moisture as possible. Through this carefully planned process, you can enjoy fragrant and colorful blossoms and lush foliage all the while conserving one of nature’s most precise resources. Call us today for a consultation on how we can incorporate the xeriscape process into your landscape.
These are just a few of the themed options we can offer you. So Please ask Us what we can do for you we will work with you to create your dream yard that you will enjoy for many years to come.
Unity should be one of your main
goals in your design. It may be better understood and applied as
consistency and repetition. Repetition creates unity by repeating alike
elements like plants, plant groups, or decor throughout the landscape. Consistency creates
unity in the sense that some or all of the different elements of the landscape fit together to
create a whole.
Unity can be achieved by the consistency of character of elements in the design.
By character, I mean the height, size, texture, color schemes, etc. of different
A good example would be in the use of landscaping rocks and accent boulders. If you've ever seen a
landscape design that had one large white round boulder here and another large
red square granite boulder there and so on, then you've seen that unity wasn't created by this particular element.
This is just one example but the principle applies to all other elements such as
groups of plants and materials.
A simple way to create unity in your landscape is by creating themes. And one of the simplest ways
to create themes is by using a little garden decor. Creating a theme garden is easier when it's related to
something you're interested in or have a passion for.
If you're into butterflies for instance, you could create a theme using plants that attract
butterflies as well as using statues, ornaments, and other decor that are related to
Unity should be expressed through at least one element in your landscape and preferably more. Using elements
to express a main idea through consistent style and a specific theme is what
Simplicity is actually one of the principles in design and art. It's one of the best guidelines you can follow as a beginner or do it yourselfer. Just keep things simple to begin with. You can do more later.
Simplicity in planting, for instance, would be to pick two or three colors and repeat them throughout the garden or landscape. Keeping decor to a minimum and within a specific theme as well as keeping hardscapes such as boulders consistent is also practicing simplicity.
Balance in design is just as
the word implies. A sense of equality. There are basically two types of balance in landscape design.
Symmetrical and Asymmetrical.
Symmetrical balance is where there are more or less equally spaced matching elements of the garden design. With a garden equally divided, both sides could share all or part of the same shape, form,plant height, plant groupings, colors, bed shapes, theme, etc.
You may remember creating something like this when you were a kid in art class
at school. Where you take a piece of paper, splash paint on it, fold it in half,
unfold it, and then it magically creates an interesting symmetrical design. So
symmetrical balance or design is somewhat of a mirror image or reflection.
Asymmetrical balance on the other hand is one of the principles of landscape design that's a little more complex. While textures, forms, colors, etc. may remain constant to create some unity, shapes and hardscapes may be more random. This form of balance often has separate or different themes with each having an equal but different type of attraction.
Asymmetrical may be better understood as actually being unbalanced, abstract, or free form while still creating unity and balance through the repetition of some elements.
A good example of this would be where bed shapes or paths differ on both sides of the landscape dividing line while still sharing some of the same elements and plants. One side could be curved with a sense of flow while the other side is straight, direct, hard, and completely opposite. Again, unity and balance will be created through other elements.
Contrast can be very interesting and this type of form can create a neat contrast. Flowing lines are pleasing to the eye but the bold contrast of a curve combined with a straight line can be very interesting.
Asymmetrical balance isn't dependant on the shape of your garden. It can be but generally it's not.
An example might be where one side of the garden is mostly large shade trees while the other side is predominately a lower growing flower garden or even a mix of both examples. Like I stated earlier, the landscaping can be abstract while still maintaining unity through other elements such as rocks, plants, and decor.
Contrast and harmony can also be achieved using plants. Fine foliage verses
coarser foliage, round leaves verses spiked leaves as well as color compliments
Plant height, color, and texture may be varied from one area to the next but each
area should stay consistent within its own theme.
You'll hear me talk about "themes" a lot. Many successful landscape designs
follow a basic theme to achieve most of the principles of landscape design
described on this page.
Color adds the
dimension of real life and interest to the landscape. Bright colors like reds,
yellows and oranges seem to advance toward you and can actually make an object
seem closer to you. Cool colors like greens, blues, and pastels seem to move away from you and can make an object seem farther from you.
Grays, blacks, and whites are considered neutral colors and are best used in the background with bright colors in the foreground. However, to increase depth in a
landscape, you can use dark and coarse textured plants in the foreground and use
fine textured and light colored plants in the background.
Colors can also be used to direct your attention to a specific area of the garden. A
bright display among cooler colors would naturally catch the eye.
Natural transition can
be applied to avoid radical or abrupt changes in your landscape design. Transition is
basically gradual change. It can best be illustrated in terms of plant height or color but
can also be applied to all elements in the landscape including but not limited to textures,
foliage shape or size, and the size and shape of different elements.
In other words, transition can be achieved by the gradual, ascending or
descending, arrangement of different elements with varying textures, forms,
colors, or sizes.
An example of a good transition would be a stair step effect from large trees to
medium trees to shrubs to bedding plants.
Transition is one of the principles of landscape design that can be used to "create
illusions" in the landscape. For example a transition from taller to shorter plants
can give a sense of depth and distance (like in a painting), making the garden
seem larger than it really is. A transition from shorter to taller plants could be
used to frame a focal point to make it stand out and seem closer than it really is.
Line is of the
more structural principles of landscape design. It can mostly be related to the way
beds, walkways, and entryways move and flow.
Straight lines are forceful and direct while curvy lines have a more natural, gentle,
Proportion simply refers
to the size of elements in relation to each other. Of all the principles of landscape design,
this one is quite obvious but still requires a little thought and planning. Most of the
elements in landscape design can be intentionally planned to meet the proper
For instance if you are creating a small courtyard garden, an enormous seven foot garden
statue placed in the center would be way out of proportion and a little tacky to say the
least. Or a small four foot waterfall and pond placed in the center of a large open yard
would get lost in the expanse.
Don't misunderstand this to mean that if you have a large yard you can't have smaller
features or garden decor. Proportion is relative and elements can be scaled to fit by
creating different rooms in the garden. The goal is to create a pleasing relationship among
the three dimensions of length, breadth, and depth or height.
A small water feature can be proportionate if placed in a corner or on the edge of a large area and becomes a focal point of the larger area while creating its own distinct
atmosphere. An entire room, sitting area, or theme can be created around it. Other rooms
and themes can be created as well.
Also, special consideration and study should be given to proper plant selection to avoid
using plants that are out of proportion.
directly related to unity. Its good to have a variety of elements and forms in the
garden but repeating these elements gives variety expression.
Unity is achieved by repeating objects or elements that are alike. Too
many unrelated objects can make the garden look cluttered and unplanned.
There's a fine line here. It's possible that too much of one element can make a
garden or landscape feel uninteresting, boring and monotonous.
However, unity can still be created by using several different elements
repeatedly. This in turn keeps the garden interesting.
We hope this information variable and it has provided you with enough basic information to help you become involved in the design of your landscaping, as our customers needs are important to us, please continue to browse our site to find the information you need to make your landscape dreams come true.
- Landscape Design Pricing: -
Welcome to Our Landscapes Design Pricing our services are offered at the following rates.
Pricing: The pricing for our services will be based on the product our customer chooses to purchase.
Landscape Consultation: These services will be provided at a rate of $50/hr for first hour of onsite landscape consultation and analysis of yard for proper plant placement, landscape irrigation and maintenance needs. Additional hours are to be billed at $25/hr for this service Note: this service does not include a landscape design plan.
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Landscape Design Services: These services will be provided at rate of $375 to $550 dollars for the initial working plan. This equates to up to 12 to 15 hours of work at a rate of approximately $35/hr. The first hour of these services is included with a prior purchase landscape consultation. This pricing includes additional consultation and 2 blueprint working drawings. Additional time if it is needed will be billed at a rate of $25/hr and will be estimated by how complex and detailed of a plan that you our customer is seeking.
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**Includes 20 hours of Design Services including the landscape consultation.
If additional time is needed despending on the complexity of the design it will be billed at $25/hr.
Landscape Master Plan: This service will be provided of additional charge of $100 to $150 for a final colorize black line master plan of the landscape. This plan is necessary for any formal presentations of the landscape project.
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Purchase our $100 - ***Basic Landscape Master Plan Service:
Purchase our $150 - ***Deluxe Landscape Master Plan Service:
***Includes colored rendered landscape plan for presentation. Basic Service includes 2 hr of this service , Deluxe includes 3 hours of this service.
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