First Impressions

Curb appeal is the essential first impression of your home that conveys your personality and style. Having great curb-appeal increases not only the value of your home, but also ultimately your own personal satisfaction and happiness. Our approach to curb-appeal design works to:

Express your unique identity through design

Consider the historical and neighborhood context

Create a welcoming sense of arrival, and clear sense of direction for visitors

Provide beautiful and functional front yard space

Conserve water by using native and water-wise vegetation

Offer habitats for pollinators and other beneficial life

Project Planning

The first step in realizing the perfect curb-appeal is to engage in our project planning service, where we establish the big idea and budget for your landscape!

On-Site Meeting

We meet with you on-site to discuss your project.

Code Review

We research any potential restrictions (municipal zoning ordinances and HOA requirements) that might impact the proposed design.

Concept Plan

Our team of designers works with you to develop a vision for your project. This conceptual plan that identifies the style and key elements of the design - painting a picture for what your property can become!


This exercise is more than just a pie in the sky wish-list for your curb appeal – we work with you to discuss your budget options, and develop phasing plans so that you can move forward with confidence!

Curb Appeal - Paint Consultation - Io LandArch
  • Basic Code Review
  • Initial Site Visit & Meeting (1hr)
  • Mood Board
  • Color Illustration
  • Preliminary Paint Chip Selection
  • Virtual Design Review Meeting (1hr)
Curb Appeal - Basic Plan - Io LandArch
  • Front Yard Base Map
  • Basic Code Review
  • Initial Site Visit & Meeting (1hr)
  • Vision Board
  • Front Yard Concept Plan
  • Pre-Fab Planting Lists
  • Virtual Design Review Meeting (1hr)
  • Revised plan, and perspective sketch
  • Custom plant list (keyed to plan)
  • Budget
  • Virtual Design Review Meeting (1hr)
Curb Appeal - Premium Service - Io LandArch
  • Base Map
  • Basic Code Review
  • Initial Site Visit & Meeting (1hr)
  • Vision Board
  • Color Mood Board
  • Concept Plan
  • Pre-Fab Planting Lists
  • Virtual Design Review Meeting (1hr)
  • Revised plan, and perspective sketch illustrating color
  • Preliminary Paint Chip Selection
  • Custom Plant List (keyed to plan)
  • Budget
  • Virtual Design Review Meeting (1hr)

Start My Project

Before we get started, please tell us more about your project! If we determine that your project is a good fit for our expertise, someone from our team will be in touch with you about the next steps within 1-2 business days.

Our Projects

What our clients are saying...

Andy Monaco

It was such a great pleasure working with Shalae and Io LandArch on not only one, but two EM:HE builds! She was able to listen, and hear, our needs as the client, quickly turn around a clear, cohesive plan, and execute that plan and vision during the install of the landscape. The final landscaping product truly complimented the architecture of the house and successfully blended traditional garden motifs with contemporary styling and modern amenities.

Amelia Jones

Io worked with me over the course of a winter to develop the ideas I had for my yard and the vision I had for living in it. They added artistic and historical elements that are appropriate for the style and time period of my house. I appreciated their monitoring of the installation process so that the end product was as successful as the exciting plans suggested it would be. I am really happy with the results.

Lauren Weiss

I wanted to drop you a line to say a big thank you to you and your team. Our yard is exploding with plant growth, all the grasses and sages are so happy. Zack, who wanted to sell the house before because he hated the maintenance now loves sitting in his little private grass zone and watching the bees. This yard is already bringing us so much happiness ❤️🌱

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