Ethan Bodnar


Landscape Design

Each garden project is unique to your needs, goals, and the space itself. Our projects can start by designing a garden from a clean slate or fully re-thinking of overgrown yards

Say Hello  ethanbodnar@gmail.com

How It Works

1. Email Photos, Timeline, and Budget

2. Phone Call to Discuss Details

2. On-Site Consult ($150)

3. Estimate and Project Brief

4. Contract with Deposit

4. Design Phase

5. Installation

6. On-Going Garden Care
Elements

There’s many elements that can help make up your outdoor living space, most of our projects include: 
 
> garden areas
> walkways and paths   
> seating zones   
> planted containers
> outdoor furniture selection
> tree planting
> raied veggie beds
> irrigation systems
> small lawns for play spaces
   



Common Questions

What can we expect to see through the design phase?

The full design package includes multiple in-person meetings for feedback where we review detailed PDF files that walk through the designs. We can discuss the best approach for your type of project.


What do garden projects typically cost?

Each project is unique. The design phase is based on a flat fee and the installation is based on an hourly estimate. We’re mindful of making gardening accessible for everyone with different budgets. Keep in mind that your new garden will provide a return on investment throughout its life, increase property value, improve the local ecosystems, and give back in unexpected ways.


How long do these type of projects take?

The design phase can take place over the course of a month, so that we’re able to have time to reflect and gather your feedback. We go through several rounds during this phase, including digital and in-person feedback. Installation can take several weeks up to three months depending on the scale of the project and your timeline.


What time of year is best to start working on a garden project together?

Most times of year are great to start thinking about your project. Getting started during the winter rainy season will provide lots of hydration for your plants and you’ll be ready to spend time outside when spring comes. While some plants prefer to be planted in different seasons, we can add those in later in the year at the appropriate time. Our planting designs take into account when certain plants bloom, so if it’s not the season when they have flowers, we’ll still plant them in anticipation of the future.


What type of projects are you not interested in?

We’re not interested in large lawns, topiary, manicured shrubs, spaces that are larger than an acre, and complex consturction like swimming pools.


Where do you accept projects from?

We’re based in the East Bay, but are open to projects throughout the Bay Area. Don’t hesitate to say hello no matter where you are. We’re able to accommodate special projects in any location.