Georgetown, KY Sustainable Landscaping

Better for the Environment

and Better for You

The best landscaping doesn't seek to control the environment or impose itself upon the soil. Instead, it works with nature to create something better, something lasting. Sustainable landscaping is how you enjoy the beautiful outdoor features you love without causing harm. It's how you get simpler landscape maintenance that requires less water, less time, and less money over the long run. 

At Inside Out Landscape Design, we're passionate about providing sustainable landscaping solutions that truly serve the Georgetown, Kentucky area from the ground up. Our holistic ecocentric approach includes the use of permeable pavers, Kentucky native plant species and pollinator-friendly plants, recycled and repurposed materials, long-lasting materials,  and more, and we take steps to reduce our own carbon footprint in our business operations. 

The resulting landscape is beautiful, durable, and requires less work to maintain. You'll work with Kentucky's only APLD-certified landscape designer to create a customized space that suits your lifestyle, then our highly-trained installation crew will bring it to life. We're proud to offer a full range of services and support to ensure lasting success with your landscape. Contact us to get started.

How Life-Enriching Outdoor Spaces Make People Feel

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:

The Benefits

of Sustainable Landscaping

All too often, people mistakenly believe that sustainable landscaping somehow reduces their options when it comes to designing their outdoor space. Nothing could be further from the truth. 

Your space can include a patio, an outdoor kitchen, built-in seating, a fire pit, lush gardens, a pool, and more. The sustainable approach means we'll choose sustainable materials for your project, address drainage and irrigation concerns to reduce erosion and promote healthy soil, and choose plants that are known to grow well in the Georgetown soil and climate with little human intervention. With durable materials and high-quality craftsmanship, your landscape is built to last. 

Sustainable landscaping has far-reaching benefits:

  • Improved soil and plant health
  • Reduced erosion
  • Reduced maintenance time and costs
  • Reduced water usage
  • Increased wildlife and pollinator activity
  • Improved air quality
  • Reduced need for fertilizers and pesticides
  • Long-lasting landscapes that reduce the amount of money you would spend on repairs and replacements over time

We love the outdoors, and sustainable landscaping is how we do our part to preserve and protect it. Contact us to learn more about our ecocentric approach and how it's better for the environment and better for you.   

What Sustainable Landscaping Looks Like

We treat our clients—and each outdoor space—like the individuals you are. The result is a unique landscaping design that enhances your existing architecture and takes your lifestyle into consideration. Take a look at some of our landscape transformations, each completed with different challenges and under different budgets:

Our Landscaping Process

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!) 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 $100-250+ (depending on your location), and that amount is fully rebated on your design or install cost.

Sign the Design Agreement and Put Down Your Deposit

Within 24 hours of your consultation, we will send you the agreement with the price of the design plan. 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 $4-8,000+. 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

Becky will need to measure and evaluate the site, and she will reach out to you to arrange the best time to do this. She passes that information on to Andrea, who gets to work on your design. For especially large projects, Andrea may be in touch throughout the process to see what you think of the concepts. You'll receive the final concept for review before Kristin estimates 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, Construction Agreement, and more. This Construction Agreement is customized for your property, and we aim to be as detailed as possible, which allows us to offer an accurate estimate (no surprises at the end!).

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 may be divided into 10% upon signing, 40% when we begin the work, 40% when the hardscaping is complete, and the final 10% percent when the entire project is done.

You'll hear from Kristin to schedule an approximate start date, and she'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!

Final Walk-Through

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!

Comprehensive Services to Meet All Your Landscaping Needs

Large or small, your project receives the full attention and commitment of our highly-skilled design, installation, and maintenance teams. We believe in building relationships, so we're always here for you as you get to know your new landscaping. Here's what we have to offer:

  • Design: We take your ideas and put them on paper, giving our installation crew a detailed plan to follow.
  • Installation: Our crew takes those designs and brings them to life—on time and on budget.
  • Maintenance: For spring cleaning or monthly maintenance, we can get you on a schedule that keeps your space looking its best.
  • Pools: We can design and install your pool to create a resort-like vibe in your own backyard.

Your Landscaping Experts in Georgetown, KY and the Surrounding Area

Frankfort is our home, but we're proud to serve the Central Kentucky region. You'll find our sustainable landscapes throughout these nearby areas:

Lexington Louisville Goshen Prospect Versailles Lawrenceburg Shelbyville Midway Georgetown Frankfort

Build Your Career With a Local Company

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.

Creating Ecological Harmony in Your Backyard

At Inside Out Landscape Design, we love creating functional outdoor spaces that encourage you to spend more time outside with the people you love. The fact that we can do that in a sustainable way is even more rewarding. 

This is an investment not only in your property, but in your lifestyle. It's an upgrade to the way you spend your time at home, and it's something you'll have the opportunity to enjoy every day. Our highly-experienced team has deep roots in Kentucky, giving us a unique understanding of the local soil, climate, and building regulations, and we're as committed to offering friendly service as we are to building life-enriching outdoor spaces. Contact us to get started on your project.