PARTNERS

A good amount of design work that homeowners request from Gayle can be designed "in the field". Not many designers are able or willing to "think on their feet", but Gayle can and has done hundreds of such designs for homeowners.

THE PROCESS:

  1. Make an appointment (1 to 2 hours) with Gayle.
  2. Meet and briefly discuss goals, style, preferences, likes and dislikes, timeline, maintenance, and budget. Gayle will offer ideas throughout this interview.
  3. Continue to discuss and share ideas as Gayle measures the project area.
  4. Gayle designs the area with you "watching over" (if you desire).


RESULT:

  1. A plan to scale, from which client can solicit competitive, "apples to apples" bids from reputable bidders. Gayle can assist in selecting.
  2. 2. A good concept plan for constructed elements (not construction documents). This can be used for soliciting bids from reputable bidders who use manufacturer's specifications.
  3. An excellent value for your dollars spent.


A good plan for a DO-IT-YOURSELFER (ask for details). 

RESOURCES
PLANTPLACES.COM  "Virtual Arboretum" database of the best ornamental plants by region

LANDSCAPE INSTALLATION, MAINTENANCE SERVICES & MORE
OUTDOOR DESIGN BUILD   Outdoor living spaces, outdoor kitchens, and backyard retreats
WERBRICHS LANDSCAPE  Hard-scapes, landscapes, irrigation, lighting and maintenance services
DAN DRUFFEL LANDSCAPE   Landscape installation and maintenance services
BOB MEYER  Landscape maintenance services
VANDERWIST  Irrigation, lighting and landscaping services
TEPE LANDSCAPE  Hard-scapes, irrigation, lightening, and landscapes

STONE, FLATWORK, & WALLS  
COLLETTE MASONRY  Over a decade of experience with stone, flatwork, and wall design and installation
G&G LANGENBRUNNER, INC.  Stone, flatwork and walls

WATER FEATURES

MARVIN'S WATER GARDENS & LANDSCAPES  Hard-scapes and water features

PAVERS & BLOCK

READING ROCK  Products are locally manufactured and come with a lifetime warranty
OBERFIELDS LLC   Available in many styles and colors; great for patios, driveways, walkways, and more 
UNILOCK  Wide range of natural colors and textures, as much as 4 times the strength of concrete
TECHO-BLOC  Redefining outdoor living spaces with stunning curb appeal in functional outdoor spaces  

LOW VOLTAGE LIGHTS

KICHLER  LED accent lighting for beauty, effectiveness and durability
HADCO  Beautiful and innovative energy -saving LED lighting  

POOLS
MID AMERICAN GUNITE POOLS  High quality commercial and residential swimming pools and spas
KLIMAT MASTER GUNITE POOLS  Built over 1,500 custom swimming pools and spas since 1943
POOL & SPA WAREHOUSE  Pool supplies and accessories, pool liners and outdoor pool furniture
RILEY'S POOLS & SPAS  Custom vinyl liner in-ground pools, spas, and pool supplies

For larger scale residential and commercial projects

  1. Interview on site with Gayle. If client has drawings and/or measurements that would assist, please provide at this time. At this point we discuss goals, style, preferences, plant likes and dislikes, timeline, maintenance, and budget.
  2. Gayle will inventory and analyze the site.
  3. Meet with Gayle to review 2-3 preliminary concepts.
  4. Gayle will finalize plan and present with budget.
  5. Gayle will mail and/or present plan to client.
  6. Gayle can solicit bids and project manage work, if desired.

TYPICAL DESIGN

FIELD DESIGN