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 Lexington, Kentucky 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:
Joe & Melissa Logan
Why Inside Out
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 Lexington, KY landscaping.
Company owner and APLD Certified Landscape Designer Andrea Wilson Mueller takes a Four Rs approach to landscape design:
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.
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, KY 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, 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!
A Full Range of Landscaping Services to Meet Your Needs in Lexington, KY
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.
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, 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 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.