Educational Landscape Consultation
This is great time to think about getting a professional landscape consultant to give you some new idea’s, plant suggestions, tips on organic gardening and more. As a consultant I use the time purchased by my clients to educate them on their entire property. There is a wealth of information a professional with my 20 plus years of Central Texas gardening experience and education can provide to you. I am a Master Gardener, a certified Oak Wilt specialist, Certified Landscape Designer and Water Conservationist who specializes in native and adapted low water, low maintenance, organic gardens. I have designed over 100 spaces and there are never two designs or Consultations alike. Each space is unique and each design is personal.
From Contemporary Modern, to English Garden or Tuscan, allow me to help you design the space you are excited to come home to. A consultation can get you on the right track to understanding your timing costs and overall concept. If the project is too large, a landscape design might be a better solution and the cost of the consult goes towards your design.
Before you hire a landscape installer, hire a landscape design consultant because just because someone knows how to use a shovel doesn’t mean they know plants. Allow me to use my 20 years experience with native and adapted landscape plants, 15 years of hardscape and plant installation and money saving techniques to save you thousand on your next bid by teaching you the tricks of the trade. Rather it be plant selection, soil, lawn care, shrub or tree maintenance and instruction, or just looking for inspiration and design ideas there are a number of solutions that may be right for you. I can teach you helpful hints about water conservation, native and adaptive plant selections or simply give direction on what is the fastest most inexpensive way to hide an unsightly neighbor or defuse noise.
Being a landscape designer, installer, educator and consultant allows me to create clever solutions to your problems in addition to providing an educational experience so you will get a thoughtfully designed and artistic solution, not just a functional one. I am not there to sell you anything, my job is to teach you to do it yourself or to help you decide what to hire out and how to bid a project. I am teaching you to discern and articulate what you need without the expectation of making a sale, no one else can offer you that as most landscape companies are on your property to sell you a bill of goods, not to teach you about your land. I began my business as a personal gardener taking care of large xeriscape properties in addition to my own Xerophytic gardens that consist of native and adapted plants and trees and rains barrels and I grow much of my own food so I have personally done the work for many years and I know how its done and how long it takes. This helps me show you how to do it and what to expect.
My fee is $100.00 – $150.00 per hour for the Austin and surrounding area including Leander, Round Rock, Georgetown, Pflugerville, Buda, Kyle, San Marcos Wimberly, Oak Hill and Dripping Springs. The cost is well worth it considering how much I will save you from making costly mistakes! I intentionally stay on the low end of the consultation price spectrum because I realize I can reach a lot more people by keeping my prices affordable. My motto is that “I am saving the Planet One Yard at a Time”, therefore, the more people I can teach the proper methods and plant selection the more gardeners I may inspire, as with success comes progress. I would love it if everyone in the world had a garden space to enjoy, some of you will tend it yourself and the others will employ passionate people like myself. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment, or call me at (512)733-7777.
I think it is important though that if you don’t call me, (and I hope you do) call someone. Everyone who owns a home should be knowledgeable and responsible about their land, the small amount of money you spend on a consult now can save thousands on mistakes later! A landscape consultation also makes a great gift for a new homeowner or a novice gardener.
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