how we work


What makes us different…

All of our projects have a distinctive signature — a beautiful, natural, one-of-a-kind environment that enhances the client's home and property. Client satisfaction remains the hallmark of our business, as evidenced by the long-term relationships we build with our clients and contractors. Because of those relationships, our business has grown almost solely by word of mouth.

When you choose e. k. smith landscape design, you can expect the best in:

Our Process

e.k. smith landscape design manages the construction and installation of your project from start to finish in order to ensure the integrity and quality of our designs. Potential clients receive a complimentary in-office one-hour consultation to discuss the scope of their project, the design process, timeline, budget and fee structure. This is followed by a second consultation during which Elise will come to your property and identify all of the elements of your project so that a budget can be established. This process ensures that all parties are fully comfortable moving forward.

Phase I – Assessment

Phase II – Design

Phase III – Project Management

Phase IV - Installation and Construction


Our billing process is structured so that there are no unpleasant surprises along the way. At our initial meeting, we forecast the project's cost and create a realistic budget. We want to make sure our clients are fully aware of exactly how their money is being spent.  Therefore, we invoice at various stages of the project, documenting hours and materials devoted to each component.