FAQs

Why is your business called blue house gardens?

Because I work from home and my house is blue. I went for the easy choice.

How much does a design cost?

Every project is different.

Don’t you hate it when you get that kind of answer?! Well, each project is unique, but designs usually run between $800 – $3000. There’s a minimum amount of time and effort that goes into a product, even when a client feels they just need “something really simple.”

Couldn’t I just do my own design?

Maybe!

There are plenty of home enthusiasts out there who love Houzz and Pinterest and shelter magazines. Maybe you can take it a step further and really come up with a plan. And if you run out of steam, you can still call me.

How much does a typical landscape installation cost?

Impossible to answer, but I’ll try.

When you have a professional installation you’re paying for labor, materials, maybe permit fees, project management, and sometimes things like an extra fee for difficult-to-access sites. A small project might start in the neighborhood of $6,000 – $8,000 if it’s mostly plants or a small patio, for example. My typical projects seem to be in the $25,000-$75,000+ range. I tell you this because, as a homeowner, it makes me nuts when I don’t have the faintest idea what things cost and nobody wants to talk about it. (And they don’t want to talk about it because they don’t want to be held to a guess.)

NOTE: Your installation company will determine your project costs. This is just a very general answer to one of the most frequently asked Frequently Asked Questions.