Design Consultation

Landscape Design

  • Build

    something new

  • Redesign

    existing properties for modern function and beauty

  • Installation

    of new plants and site features

  • Create

    more usable outdoor living spaces

design

Our designers have extensive education and over 25 years of experience in landscape design/build industry. The designs we produce are comprehensive and range from the simple planting bed to the most detailed corporate design. We provide creative solutions for problem areas. We design with the industries proven and most reliable plant varieties. We specialize in concept planning and master landscape design. 

 

 

Design Staff

Danielle Bridges, Landscape Designer

  • AAS Degree in Horticulture/Landscape design from Kishwaukee College
  • Over 25 years of experience in the design/build green industry – Spanning Northern Illinois and suburbs
  • Extensive experience in pool landscapes, paving, retaining walls and residential landscape designs
  • Proven Winners certified
  • Specializing in pollinator gardens, native plant material and perennial gardens.

 

 

 

The Landscape Design Process

Site Analysis

The first step to making your dreams reality is your site analysis. When your designer arrives at your home for your site analysis, be prepared to answer many questions. We will go over your likes, dislikes what you want to achieve from your space, what colors you prefer and your plant wish lists. We will take detailed measurements, photos, and notes and talk with you about your goals for your outdoor space. Also, we work with YOUR budget - as no two landscapes are the same. If you have site pictures, inspirational pictures or site measurements such as plat of survey, please forward these to your designer ahead of time if possible. We will then give you and estimated landscape design cost.

The Drawing Board

Once we have all the information, and your design fee has been paid, we can now start the design process. Your designer will take all the information they have acquired and put it into action. This usually takes 2-3 weeks. When your design and estimating for your project are complete, you will then meet with the landscape designer at the garden center, to review your project plans or the plans and information will be emailed to you, which ever you request.

Included will be:

  • project drawing, labeled, hand drawn and to scale
  • plant portfolio containing photos of each plant, common and botanical names
  • plant list with quantities and sizes
  • proposal for all work pertaining to your project.

The exciting part

After we have finalized your plans. A signed proposal and deposit is needed to start your installation process. At this point your project is handed off to our construction division. Here we will begin ordering your plants, job materials and prepping for your project, such as calling JULIE. Our project manager will be overseeing the construction of your project and our crews to insure your dreams become reality.

DIY

Want to install your plan yourself? Your landscape design has been purchased by you and is yours to keep. If you want to tackle the project yourself, we can assist you in ordering your plant material for pick up at the garden center. This is a perfect option for the DIY’r that wants to tackle a garden project, but needs assistance with the plant knowledge and the design of the space.

 

 

Start your landscape design process

Click the site analysis button above to download and fill out your site anaylsis form. Submit the form via email to getgrowing@ekananursery.com we will contact you for your site analysis fee. Once we have that taken care of, your landscape designer will be in contact to continue the rest of the process.

For questions involving our design services or the site analysis, please contact our garden center manager directly at getgrowing@ekananursery.com or call the garden center at 815-538-4800.

Please note that our Landscape Designer divides her time between her design studio, garden center office and meeting with clients on site, so her schedules varies day to day. EMAIL IS THE BEST WAY TO AVOID PHONE TAG AND RECEIVE THE QUICKEST RESPONSE. PLEASE SUBMIT ALL DESIGN QUESTIONS AND REVISION REQUESTS VIA EMAIL TO THE DESIGNER OVERSEEING YOUR PROJECT. 

2 Comments

  1. Jason Gahan on January 18, 2023 at 5:25 pm

    Looking for a design / quote for our new house Im that subdivision by the new Peru police station for spring installation.

    • Ekana Nursery on January 20, 2023 at 9:24 am

      Hi Jason,
      We would be happy to help you with your project. If you would like to call the nursery 815-538-4800 so I can get more information and then we can move forward I would appreciate it.
      Thank you,
      Lorraine

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