Our Services

We focus on design, so you can envision the possibilities of your outdoor space

Investing in a landscaping project can feel intimidating. From ideas to installation there are many moving pieces. We take the time to get to know you, so we can design an outdoor space you will enjoy for years to come. We mindfully consider your existing space and select local materials & water-wise native plants/pollinators that will thrive in your yard.

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Landscape design done by Helios Landscape designer Kristen Whitehead
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Our Process

Site Analysis

To get a feel for your existing landscape, we will meet you on-site to take inventory of your current space. Depending on your project’s design option – comprehensive or virtual – this can be done by the designer or by the homeowner.

Concepts

There is always more than one design solution to achieve the goals for your outdoor space. To get us closer to your ideal design, we will create & email 3 hand-drawn concepts to choose from.

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Preliminary

From your concept feedback, we will create a detailed plan that has specific information about plants, materials, and featured elements. Reviewed together in a virtual format we will discuss any changes you would like to see.

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Final Plan

This plan serves as a guide and what your install contractor needs in order to provide a quote, install your project, and make the design come to life! Depending on your project scope, this final plan may also include 3D renderings and a lighting plan.

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Example timeline with steps for an average Helios landscape design client
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Design Plan

Comprehensive

The most “hands-on” approach in our landscape design options. The Helios team will come to your site and take measurements while getting to know you and any specifics required of your project.

Best for: Someone that may already have an established yard, feels more comfortable meeting in person, and has specific needs that may require multiple site visits. 

Avg. Investment $2300

Virtual Options Available

 

Includes 

  • Helios measures site
  • 3 concepts
  • 1 preliminary 2D + 3D rendering
  • 1 revision for client + 1 revision for HOA if needed
  • Final plan will have quantities of plants & materials to use for installation
  • Additional site visits may be included
  • Most popular for remodels, larger lots + older homes

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Design Add-Ons

Landscape lighting plan created by Helios landscape designer Kristen Whitehead in northern Colorado

Lighting Plan

Bring the nightlife to your landscape by adding a lighting plan to your design. We call out everything you need to transform your design.

Best for: Someone that has a patio that is meant to be enjoyed at night, or perhaps wants that nighttime curb appeal.

Add-On Only
Avg. Investment $400

Includes 

  • Helios measures site
  • 1 revision for client + 1 revision for HOA 
  • Final plan will have lighting fixtures, colors, and transformers to add to your design

Design Management 

Hire us to work collaboratively with local installers & suppliers. This could include picking out boulders & plants as well as laying out the overall design with the installer. 

Best for: Someone that doesn’t have time to oversee installation, choose plants, or wants to make sure the design goes into the ground as intended. 

Add-On Only; Billed Hourly

Includes 

  • Management can vary per project
  • Availability may be limited
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We focus on design, so you can envision the possibilities of your outdoor space. It’s important to have a plan for your yard before a shovel hits the dirt.

Our plan serves as a guide and what your install contractor needs in order to provide a quote, install your project, and make the design come to life!

We know which plants and materials will work the best in your existing space and advise you on how to best spend your time & money.

Why invest in a landscape design from Helios?

We focus on design, so you can envision the possibilities of your outdoor space. It’s important to have a plan for your yard before a shovel hits the dirt.

Our plan serves as a guide and what your install contractor needs in order to provide a quote, install your project, and make the design come to life!

We know which plants and materials will work the best in your existing space and advise you on how to best spend your time & money.

Do you install your designs?

No, we do not.

We have a trusted list of install professionals we recommend working with. As an optional add-on service, you can hire us to work collaboratively with local suppliers, installers & maintenance companies to oversee your installation.

Design management is billed at our hourly rate.

Do you project manage?

No, we do not.

We have a trusted list of install professionals we recommend working with.

As an optional add-on service, you can hire us to work collaboratively with local installers & suppliers to oversee your installation.

By keeping an eye on installation, we'll make sure the design goes into the ground as intended. Other design management might include working with the landscape installer to pick out boulders, plants, and layout the overall design. Design management is billed at our hourly rate.

What do I get for a design?

It depends on your design options and add-ons!

Our plans can serve as a guide and what your install contractor needs in order to provide a quote, install your project, and make the design come to life!

Contact us for a quote.

Do you maintain your installs?

No, we do not. We have a trusted list of maintenance professionals we recommend working with to keep your yard looking fresh!

How much is a typical landscape plan?

The minimum investment of a full landscape plan starts at $1750. This will highly depend on the scope of work. We will quote your specific project after our complimentary initial consultation.

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How do I know I’m going to like the design?

At Helios, we start by getting a feel for your lifestyle, aesthetics, green-thumb abilities, etc to make sure your new space will meet your needs.

We create 3 hand-drawn concepts to narrow in on your style and the feel we want for the space. That will guide our preliminary plan where plants and materials are specifically called out. From there we'll revise the plan and work collaboratively to finalize the design of your dreams.

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Can I install the designs in phases?

Yes! The intention of the design is to create a vision of your “dream" outdoor space. Sometimes this needs to happen in phases! We can advise on what should logistically be done first based on timing and budget.

Can I DIY some of the plans?

Sure! However, we recommend getting the infrastructure of your yard done by a professional and you can do some of the other minor improvements yourself.

If you are a gardener and love planting, you’ll be able to use our plant schedule as a shopping list + guide to know what goes where. 

How soon can you start?

We are normally booked a few months in advance – it really depends on the season & how busy we are!

Please contact us for exact availability.

How long does the process take?

The full design process generally takes between 6-8 weeks.

This highly depends on the timeliness of client feedback, weather, and the overall scope of the project.