Why Landscape?

At DeGroot’s Nurseries, we believe that the key element to a great landscape is design. We know that a well-planned landscape requires the designer to take the time and care to create a space that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing to you and the environment. A beautiful landscape maximizes your enjoyment of your home and outside living space, as well as increasing your property value. In fact, real estate studies have shown that a professionally landscaped yard can increase the value of your home by an average of 12%. 

At DeGroot’s, our landscape team can incorporate numerous elements into your yard and gardens, including retaining wells, natural stone, interlocking stone, walkways, water features, landscape lighting, and so much more! We complete each project from start to finish while keeping customer satisfaction, creativity, and beauty top of mind.

The Design Process

The design process begins with a designer visiting your home to assess your property, location, and ideas for landscaping. After discussing with you your needs and wants for your gardens and yards, the designer will measure your yard and look at the existing site conditions, and take note of things such as soil type and light. Back at our office, the designer will use the collected information to create a personalized landscape plan for you! From here, the designer will upload the landscape drawing and develop a cost estimate for you to view.

The designer will then meet with you at our office to discuss the landscape plan, cost estimates, and options for getting the project started. At this point, you may make the decision to book our team of professional landscape installers to implement your new landscape plan or you may decide to install the landscape plan yourself.

Landscape Design Fee Structure

Initial Consultation

On-site Appointment

Site Assessment

Landscape Design

Detailed Cost Estimate

Follow-up Consultation

Landscape Design Fee

The DeGroot's design fee includes a consultation fee and the purchase of a gift card.  The consultation fee is a charge for the services of a landscape designer to come to your property, meet with you, as well as measure and plot your property on paper.  This consultation fee will be reimbursed to you on your final invoice provided you have our installation team install your new landscape design.

After we consult with you, our designers work towards your new private paradise, providing you with a design and an estimate.  The purchase of a gift card from our design team is required for this design work.  This gift card you have purchased can be used for anything at DeGroot's Nurseries.

This consultation fee and gift card will be invoiced to your account by the landscape designer and is payable when your design is received.  If you do not have an existing account, our team will create one for you.

The design fee is based on the location of the property as follows:

Sarnia and Bright's Grove: $75.00 consultation fee and $250.00 gift card for design work.

Camlachie, Wyoming, Petrolia, Brigden, Corunna and Courtright: $100.00 consultation fee and $250.00 gift card for design work.

Blue Point, Forest, Arkona, Watford, Oil Springs, Sombra and Port Lambton: $125.00 consultation fee and $250.00 gift card for design work.

Thedford, Walpole Island, Strathroy and London: $150.00 consultation fee and $500 gift card for design work.

These landscape design fees cover either the front or back yard.  A second design fee will be added if both front and back designs are desired.  A design fee does not apply if you have had a previous design and installation from our team.  If extensive design work is needed, our design team will inform you of extra fees during the consultation.

Computer Aided Design (CADD)

At DeGroot’s, we use the most up-to-date technology in our landscape design process. All of our plans are produced with the use of Autocadd tools (computer aided design).

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