Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Ongoing Greening of NativeDave--Choose Online Design!

Fuel prices have forced American businesses, large and small, to increase prices for goods and services. Higher fuel prices have impacted us, as well. Instead of raising our fees, however, we have decided to actively promote our online design option in lieu of onsite meetings. Not only will we be able to keep our fees reasonable, we will be doing our part to reduce our consumption and contamination of natural resources. To encourage more new clients to choose the online option, we will be offering a 20% discount on online design fees beginning July 1st through the end of 2008.

How does it work? You gather the information and photos, we create your design. To get started we will need:
  • Completed new client questionnaire. You may download it from our "services and fees page", or request it by email (
  • Your survey or plat plan. We must have an accurate, legible survey or plat plan of your property. The document must have a scale (e.g., 1" = 20ft) and must be an exact-size copy of the original. You may send a hardcopy by mail, as a pdf file by email, or upload the pdf with your photos.
  • Photos of the project site. The number of photos required will depend on the size and complexity of your property and project, respectively. For most suburban residences (less than 1/3 acre), 15-20 photos of the front yard, and 25-30 of the back yard, should suffice. Upload your photos to a free online photo service, such as shutterfly, snapfish, etc. Then, send us the link (to
  • Payment. Fees are determined by the size and complexity of your project. Generally speaking, fees for most suburban residences (less than 1/3 acre) are $300 for the front yard, $400 for the back yard, or $600 for the entire property. Please contact us about fees for residences with more than 1/3 acre and all commercial, industrial, municipal or educational properties. Payment may be made by mail or via PayPal using your credit card, debit card or checking account (a 3% processing fee will be added to all PayPal transactions.)

After we have received these items, we will begin your design. Turnaround time will be 7-10 business days; we will mail your design package. David will present your design by phone while I email photos of plants included in your design; together we will bring your design to life.

The process is easy, affordable and good for the planet. One client, who implemented the design herself, received an award from the Florida Native Plant Society. Others solicit estimates for the installation from contractors in their area. Whatever your situation, the online design is a smart choice.

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