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Home Outside® Design Service is offered by Julie Moir Messervy Design Studio (JMMDS), P.O. Box 629, 18 Main Street, Saxtons River, VT 05154. Home Outside is an online/in-app landscape design service, using digital technology to provide good home landscape design for everyone. 

Home Outside Scope of Work

Our basic design service is Your Home Outside. The client uses the Home Outside app to submit his/her property information, images, and Ideal Site to the designers, who provide the following deliverables:

  • An aesthetically pleasing and functional conceptual design layout that incorporates the client’s Ideal Site items into the existing landscape;
  • Design notes that call out the functions of various areas and elements, general materials, and practical and aesthetic recommendations;
  • Plant suggestions such as “small flowering tree,” “evergreen groundcover,” “mixed border,” etc. (not specific plant varieties or quantities).

Your Home Outside is delivered to the client as a PDF of the digitally rendered layout complete with the design notes and as an editable design file that can be opened with the Home Outside app. The deliverables will be provided to the client within three weeks of receipt of his/her submission of materials and information.

Other services, as outlined below, may be selected by the homeowner at the time of sign-up or at any time.

Ask an Expert: User submits a design created with the Home Outside app, and our designers fine-tune and improve the design.

3D View: A perspective sketch, created as a photo overlay from a ‘before’ photo of user’s choice, to show what Your Home Outside design will look like as a built landscape. User receives a full-color PDF.

Plant List: Lists of specific varieties of plants, suitable for the hardiness zone and client’s preferences, for each planting area, as well as a private Pinterest board featuring an image and information for each suggested plant (not a detailed layout plan with spacing and quantities).

Planting Plan: A PDF of a digitally rendered detailed layout of each garden area, with varieties and quantities of plants, as well as a private Pinterest board featuring an image and information for each suggested plant, and a 30-minute phone call with the designer.

General Consulting: hourly rate.

Client’s payment of the fee associated with the desired services indicates client’s acceptance of the terms of this Agreement.

Use of Images

JMMDS may use client’s images and deliverables on our website and marketing materials. We respect our clients’ privacy and will identify projects only by general location such as metropolitan area, region, or state. If client does not wish his/her project to be used in this manner, written notification must be provided via email to


The Home Outside online design service is not meant as a substitution for an onsite visit and consultation by JMMDS or another qualified landscape professional. Always observe local, state and federal zoning and environmental laws in any landscape installation. JMMDS design work does not take into consideration any drainage or engineering work that your property requires.

Disclaimer of Warranty. JMMDS will provide professional landscape design services in accordance with the limitations inherent in remote design without personal on-site inspection. Therefore, JMMDS does not warrant that the plan will result in a landscape and/or garden satisfactory to Client, or that plantings will be successful. Client’s sole remedy and JMMDS’s sole obligation is to provide a substitute Plan in the event it does not provide the initial Plan in accordance with this Agreement.

Limitation of Liability. In no event will JMMDS be liable for consequential, special, punitive or other indirect damages even if it has been informed of the likelihood of such damages.   The maximum liability of JMMDS under this Agreement will be the amount paid by Client for the Design Services that the claim is based upon. Client acknowledges that JMMDS can offer the prices and fees under this Agreement only on the condition of these Limitations of Liability.

Governing Law. This Agreement and the work undertaken pursuant to this Agreement is subject to the laws of the State of Vermont. Any action undertaken by the parties to this Agreement must be brought before the state or federal courts located in Windham County, Vermont.

Sole Agreement. This Agreement represents the entire and sole agreement between the parties for the design services contemplated by this Agreement.

Acceptance of Terms. Client accepts these terms and conditions by requesting Design Services from JMMDS.


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