Private Residence

Carefree, AZ

Residential Landscape Design

Residential Landscape Architecture

Sara Jacoby combines her experience and love of plants with the client's desires and site constraints to create outdoor spaces of sanctuary. First and foremost in the design process, she considers the architecture and natural features of the site to determine the feasibility of the design. Then, she discusses with clients their needs, as well as any ideas for theme, inspiration, and style. Whether you're looking for a bold, low maintenance xeriscape, or a tortoise friendly kitchen garden, you can expect a hands-on professional experience, not just a pre-packaged deal. The benefits of a plan are that you have documentation to shop for competitive contractor bids and hold the contractor responsible for completing the work per the plan. It also makes it easier to track changes, costs, and phasing. If you are a “do-it-yourselfer” and would like to install all or part of your new landscape, or if you plan to hire a contractor to perform the work, an organized plan is a “must have”.

Design services include tasks such as:

  • Inventory, Site Analysis, and Measuring
  • Conceptual Design and Rendering
  • Landscape Construction Plan (Planting, Hardscape, Irrigation, Lighting, and Site Furnishings
  • Plan Revisions
  • Cost Estimates
  • Submittals to HOAs or Neighborhood Design Review Boards
  • Installation Observation

The Process

  • Initial consultation: She will meet with you on site to get an idea of what you are looking for
  • Proposal: Fees for services based on initial consultation are proposed
  • Concepts: Conceptual choices can be provided if desired by the client
  • Design: Drafting of final plans in Autocad for bid, construction, and HOA review
  • Revisions: Changes can be made to the plan as needed
  • Construction Observation: Once the contractor is chosen and work begins, she will make site visits, answer questions, and make recommendations
  • Finishing touches: She will help select additional outdoor furnishings and planters

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