On-Site Consulting, Central Texas

  1. We’ll start with an initial meeting to detail your needs and identify how the landscape can support the well-being of you and your family. Two options are available:

    • Design for the entire home landscape, great for new homeowners

    • Design for a portion of the property, great for back or side yards

    • Elderyarding® - Design specific to aging-in-place

  2. A proposal document describes the scope of work and a full estimate for Second Summer®’s landscape architecture services. This is a flat fee for the specific services provided.

  3. With the signed contract, Second Summer® will conduct a site analysis, including review of existing plants and soils, measurements and photos.

  4. We’ll continue with a conceptual plan and sketches to confirm the proposed landscape fits your dreams.

  5. When the plan is finalized, you’ll have a blueprint and plant list laying out the entire project. You are ready to install it yourself or have it installed by a landscape contractor. Second Summer® can recommend great quality contractors.

Add-On Services - based on your goals

  • Fun, unique exercises developed by Second Summer® to determine your sensory responses to nature to support health and connect you closely to nature.

  • Maintenance plan with full description of what to do for each plant, month-by-month, on a yearly schedule.

  • Detailed construction drawings for garden structures such as pool, deck, gazebo, outdoor kitchen, steps, walks, fences, or gates.

  • Permitting assistance if city permits are required for any portion of the project.

  • Bid requests from recommended contractors, including arborists, pool contractors, and licensed irrigators.

  • Plant selection at wholesale or retail nurseries.

  • Representation at HOA meetings if needed.

  • Annual or bi-annual landscape review and walk-throughs with your landscaper to keep the design looking great over time.