What to expect from a consultation appointment?
After making a in-house appointment, you should receive a confirmation email (if email was provided), confirming the desired day/time of the appointment, as well as providing details of who your consultant is and what to expect during the appointment. During the appointment, the consultant will provide you with several options for your project, educate you on the different plants, materials, and products that can be used, take measurements and pictures, as well as share the level of care involved and what you can expect from the process.
* When deciding on constructing a new hardscape project for your property, you as the client or the consultant will take into consideration the existing stone and materials on the property so that the new work will complement the existing fixtures and structures.
Would my consultation appointment include a design?
Not necessarily. Your consultant will takes notes on your project and may create a rough sketch of what you are looking to do; but if you want something more detailed and to scale, you would need a full scale design/master plan. Generally, if you are doing multiple projects at a location (example: patio, retaining wall, and landscaping) or are interested in landscaping both the back and front yard, a design is recommended.
What is a design and would my project need one?
A design is a to-scale representation of your project and where/what things will be installed, planted, or changed. It may be in color or black and white. Depending on the types of projects you are interested in, the consultant may recommend one.
How many lights can be attached to one transformer?
Approximately 25-35 lights can be attached to each transformer, depending on if anything else (not lighting systems) is connected to the transformer.
Would my project need multiple transformers?
Depending on the size of the project, number of lights desired, and the voltage/wats of any existing transformers, jobs may need to have another transformer installed. The transformer our company generally installs is 360W, 120V and costs approximately $700.