Consultation and design services. Offering hand-drawn and computer designs.
Installation services of plant materials ranging in size from groundcover plugs to mature trees.
Installation of hardscape elements in the garden including patios, walls, and paths. Materials include natural stone, cast concrete retaining blocks and pavers.
Design and installation of water features. Projects include formal water features, natural ponds and waterfalls.
Construction and installation of custom wood gates, fences, arbors, and pergolas.
At this initial meeting, we discuss our fee structures and decide on an appropriate path through the design process. Recognizing that each client is different, each design process is unique and our fee structure is adjusted according to the needs of each project.
Sometimes, our designs are a simple sketch for a small area of a garden. Other times, they are full master plans of a property that will require multiple phases of installation spread over several years. When permits or other approvals are required, we can prepare any additional designs or construction drawings that will be necessary for implementation of the design. These variables, and any applicable fees, are openly discussed at the consultation.
Upon finalization of estimates and agreement to proceed toward installation, a final contract is prepared and signed by both the client and an associate of Southern Trillium. Any discussed deposit is due along with the contract, and the project is then placed onto our installation schedule. We regularly operate on a backlog of work, which can be months in the spring and fall, so it is best to let us know as soon as possible that you would like Southern Trillium to do the installation work.
Southern Trillium completes almost all aspects of our installation by our own trained crew. We use licensed subcontractors for any regulated work, such as electrical. With many years of experience, and almost all equipment owned in-house, we work efficiently on every job until its completion. You will be in direct contact with at least one of our lead design team members at all times.
Southern Trillium is fully licensed and insured, carrying both General Liabilty and Worker’s Compensation Insurance. All employees are paid W-2 with all payroll taxes paid. We also offer warranties on nearly every type of installation work that we perform. These warranties vary depending on the service, but each is spelled out in the contract.