How We Operate
Many of Rodda and Sons landscaping projects begin with a design drawn to scale, especially if they involve several elements, eg. hardscaping, lawns and plantings, and sprinkler systems. Our design fee is $60.00/hour. Design time may include:
- measuring the site and laying it out on paper to scale
- rough sketch overlays of ideas
- a final plan with all features and plants labeled
- a consultation to explain the plan with pictures of suggested plants and materials.
A large project may need additional consultations at the rough sketch stage to get your reaction and feedback. We quote a design fee after we get a feel for the scope of your project on the initial visit.
Some projects may not need a design. These are often single item projects such as a lawn, or a patio and walkway, or a retaining wall, etc.
Rodda and Sons provides bids to install any or all phases of projects that we have designed and is happy to bid on projects designed by other designers and architects or projects that don’t need a design. Our crews are experienced in installing most hardscaping materials, pavers, retaining materials, deck materials, rock, sprinkler systems, etc., in addition to lawns and plants. The foreman on your project stays on-site with the crew. Our designer and project manager make on-site visits frequently, checking to make sure the project is progressing smoothly. We seldom subcontract work, preferring to “do it ourselves.” Rodda and Sons guarantees plants that we provide and plant for 90 days, materials and workmanship for one year.
Due to our mild climate in the Seattle and Puget Sound area, our crews can install most landscape projects year around. Occasionally severe weather can temporarily delay parts of a project.
Winter is actually a great time for landscaping, planting lawns, trees, shrubs and groundcovers. The plant material is usually dormant, so it doesn’t suffer as much transplant stress. Fall and winter rains keep the root systems moist so that roots start to become established before the summer dry season.
Our main concern is that you are pleased with the results of our work, and that the landscaping enhances your outdoor living areas.
“Once again, you did a wonderful job. We love the way it looks & are really looking forward to seeing the color this spring. Thanks for all your help & come by to see your handiwork any time!”
- Craig & Vicki P.