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LUCKY FOR YOU, TAKING CARE  OF ALL OF THAT IS MY JOB
AND MY CLIENTS LOVE THAT ABOUT WORKING WITH ME. 

"How much will it cost?"
"What if the contractors don't show up?"
"How do we make sure our new deck matches our house?"
"What plants should we choose?"

HERE'S THE THING... tackling a big landscape project can be overwhelming.

for your forever home

Our Landscape
Design Packages

You receive your final design package complete with all drawings, materials, plant and hardscape information, maintenance, and more. This will be a great resource for years to come. 
Then you sit back and enjoy your beautiful, custom outdoor spaces! 

06. wrap-up

It's time to get it in the ground. 
Master plans can be implemented in multiple phases over time, as needed. We work with a few trusted landscape contractors and artisans to
facilitate installation and turn your dreams into reality.

 

05. Installation

We meet and go over the entire plan, learn about the materials and plants selected for your project, & evaluate the budget and timing. We take time for you to get a handle on all the elements of your project. We visualize, discuss, and adjust as needed. 

04. presentation

Next, we get to work.
Our office creates a design that is uniquely tailored to your dreams for your home. We draw out plans and perspectives, select finishes and plants, detail and source materials, compile a budget and timeline for your project, and then put it all together in a final design package.

03. design work

Every project begins with a Landscape Design Consultation.

At your project site, we meet to talk things over, gather ideas, evaluate problem areas, and come up with solutions. It's a big meeting and we leave with lots of information. 

02. Design consultation

During our 15-minute call, we'll talk over our design packages and see what works best for you. We'll cover timing & pricing, and we'll see if we're a good fit for each other. 

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to your yard. 

expertise, creativity, and professionalism

our landscape design services bring

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If you're wanting a complete master plan for your landscape, the Full Transformation is for you.
From the front door to the end of the back yard, we'll design every element you're dreaming of for your property.

The Spruce Up takes on one section of your property and designs exactly what you need. A combo of plantings and hardscape, this service is not quite a
Full Transformation, but it's definitely more than just plants. It's perfectly right in between. 

You can have gorgeous plantings at your house! Plants bring life, curb appeal and distinction to your home. If plants are all you need, the Botanical is the service for you. We'll put together a planting plan and get your new beds installed in no time. 

The full transformation

The Spruce up

The Botanical

Landscape design packages

I bring over two decades of experience in the landscape design industry to every project - I know how to design beautiful spaces, and I know how to get the project in the ground.

We work hard around here so that you can relax with your family, surrounded by beauty.

on your outdoor spaces? 

MOVING

Are you overwhelmed about your project and tired of all the options? Ready to stop scrolling Pinterest and actually get

-Darci & Tom, Urbandale

I LOVE IT! That's exactly how I imagined it! Thanks for ALL you are doing to make my dreams come true.

making dreams come true

schedule A call

let's talk about your project!

the botanical

ready to talk about it?

Design Fee starts at $1600

Typical installation budgets for
 The Botanical are around $20,000,
with some clients doing the work themselves.

The project was well worth the wait! We couldn't be happier with our yard. The best part of all, in my opinion, was the amount of plant knowledge we gained along the way. 

- Claire & Michael, Des Moines

weekly design and install progress updates

scaled, annotated planting plans

design meetings and check-ins


budget and timeline for install

styling and staging to see your finished space

bloom & color chart to know what every season will look like


maintenance plan specific for your project

What's included

You have all your hardscape in place and just need plantings figured out

Your brand new home has basically nothing for plants

It's time for your out-of-control old planting beds to get a serious refresh

This is for you if....

Trees, perennials and shrubs enhance your curb appeal and add life to your landscape. This package takes care of every decision for you- what plants to use, where they should go, how many you'll need. 

the spruce up

ready to talk about it?

Design Fee starts at $4800

Typical installation budgets for The Spruce Up are around $50,000.

Our wonderful landscape designer helped plan our backyard project and it turned out wonderfully! Red Fern was very professional and a wealth of knowledge on design. We wanted a place to entertain and relax with family and friends. The project turned out better than I imagined!

- Ingrid, West Des Moines

weekly design and install progress updates

design inspiration board

scaled, annotated hardscape plans

scaled, annotated planting plans

scaled, annotated lighting plans

materials and finishes selections

design meetings and check-ins


contractor management and project organization

budget and timeline for install

styling and staging to see your finished space

bloom & color chart to know what every season will look like


maintenance plan specific for your project

What's included

Your entire front entry needs to be re-done: walkway, plants, landing - everything.

You want a patio with a pergola for dining and hanging out, with planting beds to make it work in your yard

You're finally ready for the fire pit with a seat wall and garden beds

This is for you if....

Need a major project but not your entire master plan? The Spruce Up is right in between.

We want to enjoy being outside! We want our homes to look beautiful from the road and welcome friends in! Managing the projects that make this happen? ...well that's a lot to deal with. The Spruce Up provides you with peace of mind as your project is created and cared for by a qualified professional team. 

the full transformation

ready to talk about it?

Design Fee starts at $7800

Typical installation budgets for The Full Transformation start at $75,000, and the impact is stunning. 

Our landscape was a blank slate when we approached Tina. She had this great process of figuring out what we were looking for in the overall landscape. She had wonderful suggestions and did her research to come up with a beautiful plan. It was truly a pleasure to work with her on our home!

- Ging & Kit, Barrington

weekly design and install progress updates

design inspiration board

planting palette

overall master plan and phases

scaled, annotated hardscape plans

scaled, annotated planting plans

scaled, annotated lighting plans

3D perspective drawings

materials and finishes selections

design meetings and check-ins


contractor management and project organization

budget and timeline for install

styling and staging to see your finished space

bloom & color chart to know what every season will look like


maintenance plan specific for your project

What's included

You're planning your new build and want the outside to be as perfect as the inside

You're finally ready to invest in your entire yard, and you have big dreams

The overgrown and neglected exterior of your home needs to be completely renovated

This is for you if....

Creating a complete landscape master plan for a property is a big job. This level of time and investment requires careful planning and oversight along with creativity and inspiration. Our process smoothly guides us from the first idea to lounging on chairs in a finished space. 

The landscape looks gorgeous! Thanks so much for an artistic, colorful, personal, and not run-of-the-mill plan. We are beyond pleased. It's just what we were hoping for!

-Sarah & Jason, Des Moines

Just what we were hoping for

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no matter your project's scope or budget, landscape design gives you everything you need to create a beautiful outdoor space to enjoy.

being surrounded by nature is nurturing and healing. 

increasing value and resale options, improving entire neighborhoods.

it's practical...

We really believe that investing in the outdoor spaces at your home is worthwhile.

it's honoring...

it's restorative...

creating spaces for memories to be made with people you love 

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