Woodstream

Landscape design & Installation for Rochester NY Homeowners

Transform your yard

Maybe your not sure where to begin ?

Hi, my name is Bill Carr, owner of Woodstream Landscape Inc. I am a NYSNLA landscape Designer in Rochester NY. I have been designing and installing high quality Landscape projects throughout Monroe County, and beyond for over 25 years.

Our site has numerous pictures of our work and helpful information that you will find useful as you look into a possible future landscape project.

Hello...

Landscaping Adds Value....But it has to be done right

Hopefully this website will provide you with some helpful information on starting a landscape or pool project, either here in Rochester, or elsewhere.

Even if you don’t consider us for the project, you hopefully will avoid the costly mistakes that too many other homeowners end up making.

Best of luck with your new landscape project.

To learn more about our design service check out the rest of this website. You can jump to this page To see our pictures/portfolio of pool projects in the Rochester, NY area.

If you are interested in hiring us to design your project, we make it easy to get started here.

“If you think that good design is expensive, you should look at the cost of bad design.”

  • Ralf Speth. CEO Land Rover

 

New inground pool installation. designed properly and integrated into backyard living space. Adding to home value

Our Services

Landscaping For Rochester NY Homeowners

Pool Design & installation

Visit this page to see information on pool installations, specifically for the Rochester, NY area.......Including:.....Choosing a pool contractor....... How to design your backyard to include a pool......... 3 most common pool installation mistakes to avoid.......Overall cost estimate for an inground pool in Rochester..... ..... Costs and pricing are specific to the Rochester, NY area.
Pools

Front Yard Landscaping

As a landscape matures, it will either grow to contribute or subtract from a homes perceived value. A well planned landscape will continue to add curb appeal, not maintenance and frustration. It all starts with a good plan. Studies done by the National Association of Realtors show that design is the #1 factor affecting a homes overall return on investment especially over time.
Frontyards

Backyard Landscaping

Throughout your life some of your best memories probably took place outside, swimming, playing games, sitting around a warm fire on a crisp fall night, dining with family and friends. Having a great space to connect with friends and family helps life decelerate, replenishing a sense of well-being
Backyards

Landscape Design

Why are our projects always so different? Partially it’s the quality of the materials we use and the care we take in our installations, but mostly it is about creative and thoughtful design. A detailed and comprehensive design is the foundation for a quality landscape installation.
Design

Landscape Renovations & Makeovers

You don't have to live with a high maintenance landscape that negatively affects your homes value.........just because it's already there. We can help you fix It....and it will usually It will pay for itself !
Makeovers

Landscape Lighting

Take a beautifully landscaped yard add some carefully orchestrated lighting, and you won’t believe the result! It becomes magical at night. Creating a whole new level of function that you never thought possible.
Lighting

Landscape Renovations & Makeovers

At Woodstream Landscape we use natural stone in many of our projects. The use of natural stone creates a timeless “Authenticity” that no other material can match.......creating subtle........IMPACT !
Boulders

Landscaping .... Return on investment ?

Studies have shown that nice landscaping will increase your homes Curb Appeal and Value, but is there really an exact figure for Return on investment for Landscaping ? Here are the studies, including links to the original sources.
Real $$ Value

Landscape Installation

We design and install projects of all sizes. By adopting a leaner approach to our overhead we are able to pack value into our projects, keeping us competitive on projects, big and small.
Installation

Landscaping Features

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Features

Landscape Projects

A Few pictures of our Rochester NY Landscape Projects

if you want to dig into specifics the links to landscape & home value studies are below

Landscaping impacts Home Value

Landscape quality determines curb appeal......

And.........curb appeal impacts perceived home value

A well-planned yard will look…..well… planned. A well planned landscape should continue to add curb appeal, not maintenance and frustration. It all starts with a good plan.

When your Plantings and hardscapes are skillfully designed and integrated with your home’s overall architecture, your landscape grows and becomes an asset, adding Real Value to your home.

National Association of Realtors impact studies found that curb appeal improvements have the highest Return On Investment, out of all interior & exterior home improvement projects. Overall, Front Landscaping had the highest average cost recovery, coming in at around 100%-150%.

Landscaping will Add Home Value.......But it has to be done right

Several University studies have done research to determine what landscaping qualities had the biggest impact on perceived Home Value and selling price. The conclusions are revealing. ……If you Boiled down the findings into a quick summary, it says that:

  • The quality of a Landscape Design had the biggest impact on overall Landscape Quality.
  • The quality of the overall landscaping had a very high impact on a Home’s Curb Appeal.
  • And finally….Curb appeal has a big impact on perceived home value & selling price.

Landscaping ..Return on investment ?

Studies have shown that nice landscaping will increase your homes Curb Appeal and Value, but is there really an exact figure for Return on investment for Landscaping ? Here are the studies, including links to the original sources.
Real $$ Value

Landscaping For Rochester NY Homeowners

Landscape Design

Learn about our process and the cost for our services

Landscape Design

2D Plan view

This is the classic architectural “floor plan view” layout. A 2D plan is like a floor plan for an outdoor area. A landscape design creates a visual representation of a site using scaled dimensions.

It allows for “take offs” when estimating the materials during cost estimation, ensuring accuracy in bidding. It is also important for laying out site features during the installation phase of your project.

I provide accurate linear and square foot measurements for Hardscapes which is better than relying on “take offs” from a third party. It helps eliminate uncertainty, which can cause bids to be “padded”. Just by having me do that, it usually more than covers the cost of a plan and you are assure of getting what you paid for.

Cost for 2D Plans

  • Backyard Landscape Design is usually $295 for an average Rochester, NY home site.
  • Inground Pool Design: Backyards that include an inground Pool are a little more. Usually $395 for an average Rochester, NY home site.
  • Front yard Landscape Design is $250 for an average Rochester homesite.
Custom Pool Design Example Rochester NY

A couple Notes for 2D Plans

  • Note: Some Renovation Plans for existing homes can be a little more. It depends on the amount of existing trees & site features.
  • Note: Sites with larger than normal grade changes can cost more to design if hardscapes or pools are being implemented.
3D design rendering for an inground pool installation in Buffalo NY
3D design rendering for an inground pool installation in Buffalo NY
3D design rendering for a Backyard in Greece NY
3D design rendering for a Backyard in Greece NY

Landscape Design

3D Renderings

One of biggest challenges when looking at a traditional landscape design is to get a real “feel” for what a complex design would look like in the actual space where the project would be installed.

3D renderings can be used in the design stage of a project to help visualize the overall layout. They are not used for project layout so you can consider them as optional.

A 3-D design can give an “in the landscape viewpoint” that helps give you a sense of ‘scale; and ‘proportion’ because it shows you the actual height of plants, walls or pergolas & other elements.

It is a worthwhile investment that is not meant to merely wow you with technology, but to aid you in truly envisioning the landscape.

A 2D plan is needed before a 3D Rendering can be accurately put together. A 3D plan is not needed to layout your project, therefore you can consider it as optional/add on.

Cost for 3D Plan/Rendering

  • Backyard 3D plan/Renderings are usually $250 for an average Rochester, NY home site.
  • Inground Pool 3D plan/Renderings: Backyards that include an inground Pool are $300 for an average Rochester, NY home site.
  • Front yard 3D plan/Renderings: are $250 for an average Rochester, NY home site.

Why are our projects always so different? Partially it’s the quality of the materials we use and the care we take in our installations, but mostly it is about creative and thoughtful design.

“If you think that good design is expensive, you should look at the cost of bad design.”

  • Ralf Speth. CEO Land Rover

 

Landscape installations

Experience the difference experience makes.

Over the last 25 years we have installed well over 50,000 plants. As a result we’ve become competent at executing this phase of your project, and can deliver it for a very affordable price! The key, of course, is a well thought out plan, but we also take extra steps to ensure success.

  • We prepare your landscape, by raising the beds with organic topsoil, creating a healthy environment that improves plant growth.
  • Most companies don’t take this extra step. It helps ensure longevity for our projects as well as enhancing overall visual appeal.
  • We take the extra time to hand select healthy, structurally sound, northern grown plants because we find that it makes a difference.

We run a tight ship

We design and install projects of all sizes. By adopting a leaner approach to our overhead we are able to pack value into our projects, keeping us competitive on projects, big and small.

We understand that every homesite and every customer are different. We design and build landscapes for all kinds of homeowners, each with different wishes, different pastimes and different budgets.

No other company gives you more satisfaction and return from you landscape investment.

 
 

we can help you design your space

Why are our projects always so different? Partially it’s the quality of the materials we use and the care we take in our installations, but mostly it is about creative and thoughtful design.

The right design will maximize the overall function and appeal of your entire property. It helps clarify your expectations, establish your budget and helps you to visualize and prioritize multi-phase enhancements.

Extensive time and detail is put into these plans so that your landscape will continue to add curb appeal, function & increased Home Value, Not maintenance and frustration.

It is for this reason we charge a fee for design work, which is around $200-$400 for a traditional 2D architectural plan for most front or backyard landscape Projects.

Backyards that include a Pool run about $395 Total due to the extra time involved, such as measuring and laying out grades, drainage, setbacks etc.

Don’t see what you’re looking for? Reach out.
  • (585) 202-0623
  • wdstrmpool@gmail.com

Frequently Asked Questions

Around $295 for a traditional 2D architectural plan for most backyard landscape Projects. We do offer 3D renderings for about $250 extra.

$395 for a traditional 2D architectural plan which is what is used for planning and layout of the pool and surrounding spaces for your project. 3D Renderings are usually $300.

Around $250 for a traditional 2D architectural plan for most Frontyard landscape Projects. We do offer 3D renderings for about $250, but it’s more for visualization and not critical for planning and layout of the project.

We do Planting, Landscaping & Hardscapes installs, (other than concrete).  We will provide estimates for any of that work. We don’t accept every install inquiry. It mostly depends on our backlog, distance, type of work.

Not at this time. Since we don’t accept every installation project we’re offered, ( even though we might have done the drawing ) we instead opt to keep the design fee reasonable across the board, in order to keep it “Fair”.

You choose the pool builder. They will install the pool, including backfill, rough grading and fence.

On projects where we are doing some of the installation work (like landscaping)….. we lay out fencing and concrete so it gets done according to plan.

We actually will be working for you. We manage a project with your best interests in mind. With that said, we work with whoever you choose as your pool builder.

No problem! As long as we are doing some of the other work (like Landscaping) I will layout the design for the mason to ensure it gets put in according to the plan.

Sometimes, yes. But it depends. More so in winter. Just shoot me an email. The fees will usually be a little higher because there is no installation aspect. I’m pretty familiar with plants in the East down to about zone 8. I worked in Hilton Head, SC. for 7 years.

Landscape Design and installation Project Rochester NY
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