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Choosing the Perfect Landscape Design Package for Your Home: A Guide

You're ready to kick off your yard project, but navigating where to begin can feel overwhelming. Don't worry, you're not alone! We receive countless DMs and emails from homeowners in the same boat.


A crucial first step in any successful yard project is the design phase. At Fredrickson Landscape we offer two distinct design packages tailored to suit your unique needs: the Landscape Plan and On-Site Design. However, it's important to note that not everyone qualifies for our On-Site Design package.


Wood and rock walkway leading to a dark cottage house with modern wicker swing

So, how do you determine which package is the best fit for you? Let's explore four key questions to help you make that decision:


1. Interested in Hardscape Elements?


A modern backyard with pool, outdoor fireplace, chairs and lots of green, lush plants

Are you eyeing features like patios, walkways, or retaining walls? If so, you'll need a comprehensive landscape plan to ensure these elements are seamlessly integrated into your landscape. Hardscape elements serve as the foundational "bones" of your yard, providing structure and defining its layout. Without a well-thought-out plan, the result may lack cohesion and functionality.


2. HOA Regulations and Guidelines?


Do you live in a community governed by HOA regulations? If the answer is yes, it's essential to consider these guidelines when planning your landscape. Most HOAs require approval of landscaping plans before any work can begin. By opting for a Landscape Plan package, you'll have a detailed blueprint to present to your HOA, streamlining the approval process.


3. Happy with Current Layout but want to Enhance Existing Planter Beds?


Landscaper is tending to planter bed with a large aloe tree

Are you content with the existing layout of your outdoor space and focused primarily on enhancing planter beds and materials, i.e., softscape? In this case, our On-Site Design package may be the ideal choice for you. With a lower upfront cost and flexible hourly rates, this package offers hands-on guidance to elevate the aesthetic appeal of your yard.


4. Visual Person in Need of Paper Documentation?


Front yard with plant, rock and interesting lawn alternative

Do you prefer visualizing your ideas on paper before execution?


Whether you're envisioning softscape enhancements or a combination of hardscape and softscape elements, a detailed Landscape Plan provides the clarity you need. With visual aids and a structured approach, you'll gain a clear vision of your dream yard before breaking ground.


Small courtyard seating area with a chiminea fire feature surrounded by lawn

Ultimately, the decision between our Landscape Plan and On-Site Design packages hinges on your specific needs, preferences, and the scope of your project.


Whichever package you choose, rest assured that our team is committed to bringing your vision to life with creativity, expertise, and precision. Let's begin creating your dream yard!


If you already reached out to start the design process, Congrats! Check out this blog post: 3 Tips To Prepare for Your Landscape Design Meeting. We look forward to working with you!

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