Our Process

Amity Creek Landscaping will help you plan and complete any landscape project. Projects can be as simple as installing a colorful shade tree or as large as building a new patio with a walkway lined with flowering perennial gardens. We have the knowledge, tools, and skills to get it done.

We value your input and visions; the starting point for us is getting an idea from you.  Magazines, movies, books, public gardens, and parks are all great places to find inspiration. Contact us and we can spark creativity. 

Here is a general idea of how our process usually works. Feel free to contact us with any questions, or to get your project started.

Landscape consultation

A landscaping professional meets with the customer on site to discuss ideas and options for improving the landscaping, solving a problem, or adding another landscape feature. There is no charge for this initial consultation.

Landscaping estimate

After the consultation, the customer can request a simple diagram and proposal for the landscaping work that was discussed.

Landscape design

The customer can request a detailed landscape plan accompanied by a written proposal for the work with estimated costs. The charge for landscape design is $75/hour and depending on the size of the project often takes 3-6 hours.

Contract and scheduling

Typically, we complete the landscaping project for a fixed proposed cost. Occasionally we work on a time and materials basis. We do require a signed contract and a deposit of 50% of the proposed cost. Changes are common and can be discussed and approved by the customer before completion. We schedule work according to customer needs and complete it in a realistic timely manner.  


Installation is the execution and completion of the project. Depending on the assignment, it may take a few hours or a few weeks to complete the job. Whatever it is, we have the experience and tools to do it properly.

Typically, the work follows a familiar pattern. First, we lay out the work area and then we remove old plants, excavate poor soil, and rough grade for proper drainage. Next, either good soil is brought in for planting and turf areas, or gravel and stone are placed as a base for walls, patios, and walks. Next, we plant the trees, shrubs, and perennials, or construct the wall, install the pavers, or set the stone in place. Finally, the newly landscaped areas are finished with mulch and sold. We clean up and you enjoy the completed project.

Contact us and we will help bring your dreams to reality

1617 South Street, Duluth MN 55812 218-525-6766