Enhancing the Environment in the Place We Call Home
Nestled in this Kentucky River valley and surrounded by lush hills, Frankfort has a green history. Today, that’s still evident in the large parks scattered throughout the city and the care people take with their own commercial land and residential yards. It's the perfect setting for what is commonly recognized as one of the most beautiful capitol buildings in the country and the lovely historic homes that reflect the area's rich past.
As landscapers, we have a responsibility to this environment. We work primarily with Kentucky native plants, avoiding the invasive species that have overrun our region. These plants are already equipped to thrive in our unique climate, so they require less water, less pesticide, and less maintenance than a plant that didn't "grow up here," so to speak. We love to plant pollinator-friendly plants to help balance the ecosystem and encourage visits from the bees and your favorite local birds.
Every landscaping project is different, and our sustainable landscaping practices rise to meet whatever challenges your space presents. We work with your existing architecture to create a cohesive finished project—an outdoor space that blends into your home or business, that looks as if it belongs.
Contact us to learn more about our full range of landscaping services in Frankfort and Central Kentucky, and how we work to ensure your complete satisfaction with your new landscape.
What We Can Do For You
Whether you're installing a new outdoor living area, adding curb appeal to your home, or want to add an artistic statement to your property, we're on the job. Our full range of eco-ethical landscaping services are backed by well-educated professionals, detailed contracts, and responsive customer service. We're here to help you love your outdoor space, whatever that requires for you:
With Kentucky's only APLD Certified Landscape Designer, you can rest assured we have the education and experience to create unique landscapes using industry best practices. We work with a variety of hardscape materials and primarily with native plants—never invasive species—to help protect and preserve the beautiful land we call home. We are dedicated to delivering unique, high-quality landscapes and hardscapes that you and your family can enjoy for years to come.
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Our expert installation team follows the detailed design to deliver your project on time and on budget. From patios and pergolas, pools, to landscape lighting, full landscapes, edible gardens or other specialty gardens, drainage, fountains, retaining walls, prairie restoration, and more, we can bring your landscaping dreams to life.
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Garden & Landscape Maintenance
Garden and landscape maintenance don't have to be overwhelming. We've already got the equipment and the know-how—let us take care of it so you can relax and enjoy your space year-round. We offer annual, bi-annual, seasonal, and monthly clean-up and maintenance service for commercial properties and current residential clients, so you can create a clean-up schedule that works best for you.
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What's more relaxing than an afternoon by the pool? From pavilions, interesting pool patios, pool landscaping, and the pool itself, we can design and install your personal backyard resort for endless fun and memories with friends and family—and we can help you keep it in pristine condition, too.
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Do you love butterflies and birds? Prairies add pollinator and wildlife value, as well as can reduce long-term maintenance costs for your property. Imagine mowing only once a year! Our certified crews will install and maintain your prairie for the first 3 years. You’ll be amazed at the interest and beauty a prairie provides your property!
Expert design through installation, our team will build you an outdoor space you’ll soon be relaxing and creating memories in! These comprehensive projects add livable outdoor space to your home - a cozy place by the fire, a covered or open sitting area, an outdoor kitchen, an interesting dining nook, even an outdoor office – all completed with an attractive landscape. When we say inside out, this is what we mean! Are you ready for happy hour outside?
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What Our Clients Are Saying About Our Landscaping Services
With over 120 combined years of experience in Frankfort and the surrounding area, we've built lasting relationships with our clients. Nothing makes us happier than knowing they're enjoying their outdoor spaces. Here's what a few of the hundreds of clients we have worked with have to say about working with Inside Out Landscape Design:
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How to Get Started on Your Landscaping Project
Working with us is simple. We follow a transparent process so you know exactly what to expect each step of the way, and we stay in communication with you as we go. Don't hesitate to reach out with your questions at any time:
Complete the inside out questionnaire
In less than 10 minutes, you can answer a few questions (and even upload a few photos, plats, house plans, survey, etc.!) to help us get to know your landscaping challenges, aspirations, and preferences.
SCHEDULE AN IN-PERSON INSIDE OUT CONSULTATION
It's time for a walk-through of your outdoor space, so we can see it and get more information about what you'd like! Our in-person consultations range from $150-300+ (depending on your location).
Sign the Design Agreement and Put Down Your Deposit
Within 24 hours of your consultation, we will send you the agreement. These are priced at a flat rate based on your existing site and the complexity of the design, with simple designs starting around $1,500, full site plans for large properties ranging $5-10,000+. Extensive outdoor space projects (our specialty and majority of our projects) are a $5,000 minimum design fee. The Design Phase will begin as soon as we receive your signed agreement and deposit, both of which can be done online.
If your project doesn't need a design, you'll get an estimate within one week of your consultation.
Enter the Design Phase
Design support staff will measure and evaluate the site and will reach out to you to arrange the best time to do this. They pass that information on to our designers, who get to work on your design. For especially large projects, the designer may be in touch throughout the process to see what you think of the concepts. You'll receive the final concept for review before we estimate the cost of the project.
Attend the Inside Out Presentation Meeting
It's so exciting to see your ideas come to life! You'll have the information you need to envision the completed project, including all the details, plant photos, and more. The Construction Agreement will be created once the design is approved, is customized for your property, and we aim to be as detailed as possible, which allows us to offer an accurate estimate.
Sign the Construction Agreement and Make the Initial Payment
After we've finalized the scope of the work, you can electronically sign an agreement to the terms of payment. For small projects, this is typically 40% initial payment and 60% upon completion. Larger projects are 30% upon signing, 30% when we begin the work, 20% when the hardscaping is complete, and the final 20% percent when the entire project is done.
You'll hear from us to schedule an approximate start date, and we'll send you a detailed production email with the next steps in the installation process along with care and maintenance sheets for your reference.
We'll Get Started!
We'll touch base with you the week before your start date, and the crew will call you when they're on the way to the site on the first day of work. We'll coordinate everything—you can simply sit back, relax, and eagerly await the completion of your revamped outdoor space!
Your satisfaction is our priority, so a foreman or manager will walk through the project with you (if you’re available) before we leave the site. If there are any issues, please give us an opportunity to fix them. We would love you to leave us an online review with your feedback!
Be a Part of Enhancing People's Lives
If you're passionate about horticulture, sustainable practices, and helping people enjoy life outdoors, we'd love to hear from you. We offer year-round employment, 100% health insurance, 401K with 4% match, bonuses, company outings, reasonable hours that promote work-life balance, a family-like and community-driven atmosphere, and more. Visit our careers page to see our current openings and apply today.
Contact Us to Get Started Today
Whether you need to solve drainage or other issues, or you want to create a full outdoor sanctuary, or even a pollinator oasis, we're here to help you enjoy the outdoors. Contact us to get started.