From Our Editors
With 16 years of experience under their trowel-holding belts, The Secret Gardeners confidently craft lush lawn landscapes. To start the design process, designers first ferret out the client's most deeply repressed gardening desires during a free initial consultation, when they'll evaluate the site, take photos, and commence relocation negotiations with the elf community living on the projected site of a new patio. Then after two?three weeks, they'll return to present a working design plan that arranges plantings, patios, and pergolas into a customized backyard Shangri-la. Diagrams in hand (a $60 average value), clients can argue the finer points of shrub placement with their designer, who will return to the site after the initial consultation to hand-deliver the design (a $50 average value for travel).