CLIENT PROCESS Rates + Steps
With your preferences + style in mind, we trim, prune + shape your bushes, shrubs, hedges, + trees. We remove debris, deadhead, edge + mulch for low maintenance and high curb appeal.
Mindful Garden Tending
Never "just weeding," we fully remove the un-wanteds, vines, and "invasive" plants by the roots, while watching for soil conditions and signs of disease.
Soil + Microbiome Health
The soil's health is our wealth. We can help you nourish your land with composting, testing, amending, and regenerating your living soil.
Garden Care + Regenerative Landscape
Client Process + Rate
Step 1. Request a Garden Visit from the LadyBugs
Click here to complete our Client Intake Form.
Step 2. The LadyBugs Visit + offer a Service Proposal
During this Site Visit we will...
- Listen to your needs/wants
- Observe the land
- Take measurements of beds, hedges, etc.
- Count trees, bushes, plants, etc.
- Collect notes for a custom service proposal
Our crew will send you a customized EarthCare Service Proposal describing what we think your gardens needs and how we can help. We will negotiate the services you need at the rates you can afford.
We find the term "estimate" to be misleading. Predicting how much time or money a land-based project will take, is difficult, and often impossible. Often we find the industry standard is to over-estimate, to cover unpredictable charges, and then add time and fees anyway.
This Proposal + Agreement is a living document. It will change as we grow together, in relationship with each other and your land. As we interact and observe on site during work days, our awareness of what the land needs will increase and shift. We will only move forward on tasks with your approval and consent.
Step 3. EarthCare Clean Up Service + Rates
In our ethics, it is important to observe and interact first, before asserting our plans. A clean up day allows our full crew to come experience your property, get to know your plants and gain a first-hand awareness of the unique needs of your space.
$270 - $360 :: Small Space
$360 - $540 :: Medium Project
$540 - $810 :: Large Site
$810+ :: TBD Projects
We prefer to do a one-time clean up before starting any designs, plans or ongoing maintenance services. This way we can prepare your site to be well-managed within an accessible budget, and we get to know the land before committing to working it regularly.
Get your CleanUp on our schedule by Requesting a Visit!
Step 4. LadyBug Garden + Landscape Design (optional)
$90 :: Small/Single Garden Consultation + Sketch
$270 :: Medium/Multiple Garden Layouts
$540 :: Full Site Landscape Design + Management Plan
Step 5. Design Installation (optional) + Service Labor Rates*
*pricing depends on the quantity and quality of work you want done, and the degree of difficulty the property presents.
$30-45/hr :: Mindful Gardening (weed, mulch*, trim, etc)
*cost of mulch/supplies not included, labor only
$45-60/hr :: Ethical* Machine Labor (whack, mow, etc)
*batteries charged via wind-powered energy
$60-180/hr :: Permaculture + Ecological Design
Hourly +$1-2/sq ft :: Poison Removal :: $20 min. exposure fee
$20-160 :: Debris Removal (depends on quantity/method)
Step 6. EarthCare Maintenance Contracts (optional)
*pricing depends on the size of property, number of beds, quantity and quality of work needing done.
$90+ :: Bi-Weekly Mar-Nov :: 18 Visits
$180 - $360 :: Monthly Mar-Nov :: 9 Visits
$540+ :: Seasonal *early Spring - late Fall* :: 4 Visits
Client Process + Rates
Step 1. Request a Consultation with the LadyBugs
Click here to complete our client intake form and the LadyBugs will reach out to customize your next steps!
Step 2. The PDC-certified LadyBugs Visit your site!
You are an integral piece of your property and we want to honor your presence and observations with it!
Several Permaculture Design Certified crew members of LadyBug EarthCare will visit your site and walk through it with you, collecting data and dreams.
This consultation should include:
- Visit for 0.5 - 2 hours, based on “size of property.”
- Walk through land... you share your needs, experiences, dreams, current concerns, boundaries, etc.
- We share our thoughts, observations, knowledge, ideas, concerns, awareness, suggestions, etc.
Designers should leave this consultation with:
- Sketch of a base map.
- Notes re: property and client to research and review.
- Visual and emotional (vibe) data collected in our minds/hearts.
- Deeper connection/relationship established with client.
Our PDC-certified crew will meet to discuss your situation, compare notes and compile our recommendations. This will be sent to you along with our Eco-Design Questionnaire and an optional Agreement to sign if you want to continue with our analysis and design services.
*$30/hr for additional time needed on site with client
Step 3. Site Analysis: Visit + Report *required before design*
This step provides us with a holistic understanding of the land, it’s needs and influences, before we design plans for its use. It is absolutely necessary to analyze any property before assuming we know what's best for it.
This will require another visit to collect more specific data, followed by a detailed assessment of the current site conditions, including analysis of relevant vectors (water, soil, sun, traffic, wildlife, history, neighbors, laws, climate, etc).
The site analysis visit should include:
- Visit for 2-4 hours from designers, based on “size of site.”
- Completed Eco-Design Questionnaire (sent in advance)
- Samples collected for soil and water (if needed) testing.
- Details added to base map.
The site analysis report should include:
- Detailed outline of property, needs, boundaries, limits, etc.
- Maps of property, and documentation/research on history.
- Soil/water test analysis and ideas for improvement.
- Sector + Vector analysis.
- Base map of current site with permaculture awareness applied.
Value: $180 + (based on size of property)
Step 4. Ecological Design (optional)
Details to be determined by *required* Site Analysis.
Step 5. Design Installation (optional)
Details to be determined by Ecological Design.
Step 6. Management Plan (optional)
Details to be determined by the Ecological Design.
Step 7. Owner's Manual (optional)
We will develop a manual for you to reference, explaining all the details of the Ecological Design and how to Manage it!
Wildlife Habitat + Pollinators
Earth Care includes creating safe space for beneficial insects and animals, as well as encouraging native plants and pollinators wherever possible.
Growing your own food is one of the most important things we can do. We install perennial and annual food gardens, and love to help you manage them.
Tree Care + Woodland Stewardship
While vines appear beautiful on trees, they are deadly. We remove dead branches, sever vines and create environments where woodland creatures can thrive.
Meditation + Sacred Spaces
Gardens provide sanctuary and peace. We are honored to create and tend these sacred spaces. Be it a meditation garden or a private reading sanctuary, we strive to bring your vision into reality.
We love using salvaged, found, recycled and discount supplies. We like to pass that low/no cost on to you too, while we all strive to keep trash out of the landfills.