Landscape Design

Sustainable Solutions That

Feel as Wonderful as They Look

No two outdoor spaces are the same, and your landscape design should consider the unique needs of your land as well as your personal preferences and existing architecture. At Inside Out Landscape Design, Kentucky's only APLD Certified Landscape Designer gets to know you and your space before she goes to work to ensure she's including the plants and hardscapes that are right for you. The result is a completely personalized design you'll be excited to see installed.

We focus on sustainability with Kentucky native plants that require minimal maintenance so your space brings joy, not chores. Our turn-key designs and installations are the first step toward you spending more time outside with the people you love. Contact us to get started.

Unique Landscape Designs, Delighted Clients

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:

Why Inside Out

Landscape Design?

With years of experience living and working in Central Kentucky, our team understands this climate and the plants that grow well here. Our commitment to ongoing education ensures we're always at the cutting edge of horticulture, construction, and sustainability—and we love sharing that knowledge with you, so you're equipped to take care of your new landscaping.

Company owner and APLD Certified Landscape Designer Andrea Wilson Mueller takes a Four Rs approach to landscape design:

Recollections:

Outdoor spaces hold our cherished memories. The sights and smells take us back to those beautiful moments as we gather with friends and family to create new ones.

Rejuvenation:

Nature is soothing for the mind and body, and time spent outdoors is well-spent, indeed. It's important to have an outdoor space that invites you to relax, makes you feel comfortable, and demands little of your time and effort.

Resonance of Home:

An outdoor space is an extension of your home. Not only should it look like it belongs with your house, it should reflect the style and personality you incorporate within your walls.

Relationship with Nature:

Nature knows best, and when we work with the soil and the climate, we create landscapes that enhance your life as well as the Lexington ecosystem.

A Brief Visual History of Our Work

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:

8 Simple Steps to Your New Outdoor Space

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 Inside Out Consultation Over Zoom or FaceTime

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! We can do this virtually or in person. The virtual sessions are free; the in-person consultations range from $100-150, 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, Kristin 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 $600, full site plans for large properties ranging $3-8,000, and an average design rate of about $1,500-3,000. 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!

A Full Range of Landscaping Services to Meet Your 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.

Landscape Design for Lexington, Frankfort, and All of Central Kentucky

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

Enjoy a Career That Enriches 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 (rare for landscaping companies!), 100% health insurance, 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 for Your... Next Outdoor Project

We thrive on puzzling landscaping challenges, creativity, and the joy our clients feel when they see their completed life-enriching space for the first time. Contact us to learn more about our landscape design and other landscaping services in Lexington and the surrounding area.