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Old 02-09-2009, 01:42 PM
 
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I moved in to a house in October and I want to start landscaping. However I am drawing a blank with a few things. I want someone to draw up some ideas and I can do most of the work myself. If anyone is willing to do this I am willing to pay.
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Old 02-09-2009, 02:23 PM
 
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There are other similar threads such as this one ... //www.city-data.com/forum/ralei...ht=design+yard. Design A Yard looks interesting. You pay for the design and implement it on your own - in phases if you wish.
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Old 02-09-2009, 02:25 PM
 
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These guys were GREAT to work with: Design-A-Yard - Your Affordable Exterior Designers in Raleigh North Carolina NC 919-810-3805">
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Old 02-09-2009, 04:31 PM
 
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There are many landscape designers who will work with you to draw up plans and a planting list. We used one to help us plant several beds. She drew up the plans, gave us a plant list, purchased all the plants for us at wholesale cost, and delivered them - all for a little over $500 (plus the cost of the plants).
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Old 02-09-2009, 05:12 PM
 
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wow do you mind giveing up the name lol
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Old 02-09-2009, 05:35 PM
 
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Design a Yard did a complete landscape design for our 3/4 acre lot and the price was $299. They also gave us tips on businesses that could help us if we chose to hire people to do certain items (e.g., lighting, deck/patio, installing shrubs, etc). I had difficulty finding one of the plants that they recommended, so I called them. Later that week they called to say that they found the plant at such-and-such nursery so I went and bought it. Saved me the hassle of calling or running all around town looking for it myself.
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Old 02-09-2009, 06:21 PM
 
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Design a Yard did a complete landscape design for our 3/4 acre lot and the price was $299. They also gave us tips on businesses that could help us if we chose to hire people to do certain items (e.g., lighting, deck/patio, installing shrubs, etc). I had difficulty finding one of the plants that they recommended, so I called them. Later that week they called to say that they found the plant at such-and-such nursery so I went and bought it. Saved me the hassle of calling or running all around town looking for it myself.
That sounds like a sweet deal.
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Old 02-09-2009, 08:41 PM
 
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Thanks much, toss some points your way but I have to pass a few around before I can give you some more. I shall check out Design-A-Yard.
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Old 02-10-2009, 08:10 AM
 
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seems expensive doesn't it though. Do they give you a plant list or just drawings? Also how much is there labor?
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Old 02-10-2009, 08:26 AM
 
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Do they give you a plant list or just drawings?
Both. They (2 people) came to my house and spent at least an hour with us. One person made a site survey with dimensions etc and the other person interviewed us to find out what we wanted, took pictures, etc. Then they drew up the designs over the next few weeks and mailed them to us with a plant list and a cross reference to the plan. We came back and made some changes to the plan and they incorportated those and gave us another set of drawings.
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