The life cycle and the value return from your landscape
Traditional views and priorities of landscapes have changed. In the past, the most visible impact or first impression of a landscape was the flowers. The second was turf, the squarest footage of any plant material on site, continued so on down the line. As you will see, irrigation is the least visible to the landscape and therefore, typically the least attended to.
The below graph indicates landscape sustainability from an investment point of view. Safety is always first; an accident can impact a community for many years down the road. The second is water as we all know living entities, including plants, cannot survive without water. This is the most important component in any landscape. The third through seventh is based on replacement costs. The trees will be the most expensive if same size, same type tree replacement is required. Shrubs, ground cover, turf and flowers follow in the order of cost to replace.
Rockaway’s Integrated Landscape Management Program (RILMP) provides a consistent and comprehensive system to prioritize and manage your landscape with measurable steps along the way. This system offers you many benefits including:
Long Range Budget Forecasting and Prioritization
Utilized as an Accountability Measuring Tool
Assists in Job Documentation
RILMP embodies proactive management of your landscape in a sustainable fashion. Your landscape investment can be managed to preserve resources like water, energy, labor, and materials. Sustainability considers your property’s horticultural needs as well as hardscape, lighting, and security on the site. Through proactive management of these areas, Rockaway, Inc. can help limit your liability on the site, while sustaining your landscape at the highest standard possible.
►RESIDENTIAL LANDSCAPE CONSULTATION PROCESS
Whether you need a landscape design for a new home, or plan to renovate an existing yard, we specialize in designing quality master plans for any residential property. The Master plan is a scale drawing of the property showing lot lines and physical structures. It also shows the location of the plants, beds, shrubs etc. Along with this plan you receive a complete breakdown of all the plant and material and labor costs for us to install the job for you. Not all jobs need a master plan. At our consultation we will discuss the best fit for your needs. Sometimes a smaller bed or front yard/back yard plan is all that is needed. And often a computer-generated landscape image of the work is enough to get the point across for your needs. If you know exactly what you want, a simple proposal for the work is enough. We will discuss your wants and needs during the consultation and come up with the best approach for your landscaping project.
How it works: After scheduling a consult with Rockaway, one of our designers will meet you at your property for up to one hour. At that time, they will discuss the project in detail with you, along with your style, likes, dislikes and budget. The consultation fee is $125. The designer will then suggest the next best step, be it a master plan of the entire yard, a back or front yard plan, a bed design, a few computer images or a simple quote or proposal for the work needed.
A quote will be given for the design work needed. Every design is a bit different and complexity will effect price but in general the following prices are a good guideline:
Entire Property Full Yard Master Plan: $500 – $1000
Front/Back Yard Plan: $250-$500
Bed Design: $75 – $150
Computer Images: $25 Per Image Needed
Simple Quote or Proposal: No Charge
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