Mike Walsh and Horticultural Concepts
We work in all of Eastern MA and beyond, from Cape Cod to Worcester. We have suppliers and contractors for every town and we can work with people you want to bring to your project.
All Horticultural Concepts projects are led by Mike Walsh, who is a leading local creative and accomplished top-tier design and construction professional. For 35+ years, Mike has helped clients throughout Eastern MA with all kinds of problems and bring out the true beauty of their homes. He has built tens of millions of dollars’ worth of gorgeous and effective landscape and home improvements.
It All Starts With a Phone Call
He will set up your Open Design Meeting and go over “deliverables” and pricing options for design packages, so you aren’t ever surprised with unexpected costs or unfavorable results.
At your first meeting, Mike will focus with you on your priorities and will work in phases at a pace that works for your lifestyle and budget needs. The ultimate goal is to make improvements that all come together into a unified whole over time. The very best landscapes mature and change with the owners’ needs.
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Mike usually works on projects that include:
Doors & Windows
Additions & Kitchen Upgrades
STAGE 1: OPEN DESIGN MEETING
The first in-person meeting is the most important step to get your project headed in the right direction. Mike will spend about 2-3 hours ($450 for most locations – call for details) with you reviewing your goals and identifying potential solutions and options for your home. Rest assured: that time flies – there will be lots of new ideas to talk about. Be ready for new insights and specific problem-solving suggestions!
He will then craft a process, suggest immediate solutions, and (typically) a Schematic Design Package of services to match your project and style, and develop the options and pricing you will need to consider in more detail.
LIBERATE THE TRUE BEAUTY OF YOUR HOME!
What can you expect from the open design meeting? Problem-solving solutions and the possible range of next steps, including:
Conceptual options for design layouts and basic “space utilization”
Conversational descriptions of each option and comparisons between them
Project design development and even potential construction completion schedules based on all of the above
Rough “scope of work comparisons” for your priority choices and budget priorities. Budgeting options and methods.
STAGE 2: HORTICULTURAL CONCEPTS SCHEMATIC DESIGN PROCESS
Design is a very visual and fun process. We use a series of drawings and real-world photos to show how the top options could look on your property. At the same time, we develop budgets based on your priorities for the options so that you can choose the amount of work you need to meet your priority goals.
This method is best for all projects that include multiple items and construction specialties (planting, carpentry, masonry, irrigation, etc.). The full range of “hardscape,” architectural changes, and plantings you want to consider are included.
This method is uniquely suited for phase-built projects that are to be completed with an integrated style and goals. It’s very efficient, flexible, budget forward and takes all the unpleasantness and confusion out of contracting. You will have one person to work with throughout who is a great communicator. It’s creative, innovative, respectful, and centered on you and your style.
We love what we do and would love to do it for and with you. We promise to work with integrity, skill, and cheer to help you meet all your goals.
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE DESIGN PACKAGE?
Scale renderings and highly colored, creative illustrative drawings
Gorgeous (breathtaking!) photo boards of plantings, decks and other hardscape options that you want to consider
A flexible and transparent budget process, which lists construction packages and options in a “menu” format that you can choose from for your construction Phase 1
Photos, samples and/or lists of everything (plants and other materials) to be included in your project.
$4500 – $9500 COMPLETE (FOR THE MAJORITY OF PROJECTS)
STAGE 3: BUDGETING
During this stage of the process, we will price options for priority items.
We’ll provide you with item options with pricing along with item description (including pictures)
We’ll help you decide what to include regarding materials, sizes, plant densities, and other options
All work is fully insured and guaranteed. You will not need any “do-overs” or have any regrets.
STAGE 4: CONSTRUCTION
At this stage, we take care of everything from pre-construction through to planting maintenance. Our goal is always to make it as easy as possible for you.
Communicate with you however you prefer.
We screen and ensure that all workers are fully insured, documented and well-trained.
Coordinate schedules with you.
Supervise the work and provide security.
Receive and inspect materials
Provide any backup guarantees for everything we do
For more information regarding our landscape design packages, please contact us or give us a call at 781-843-1400. We look forward to talking with you about how you can best consider your options and the next steps to your project goals.
“Call Anytime, Meet By Appointment Only”
160 Elm St #10
Braintree, MA 02184
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM