Lisa's Landscape & Design

Saving the Planet One Yard at a Time

Lisa’s List of Services

Landscape design and installation

Landscape design and installation. Xeriscape at its best!

Educational Landscape Consultations: Here is an area of some confusion and I want to be very clear..EVERYONE WHO OWNS A HOME SHOULD HAVE ONE OF THESE! An educational consultation with a trained, educated professional is an opportunity for you to discuss landscape problems, organic gardening, tree, shrub and plant care, veggie and fruit tree care and selection, soil preparation, proper trimming techniques, necessary tools and soooo much more. An average consultation cost (depending on your location) is $75.00 per hour (most are done in an hour) and this one hour consult can save you thousands in mistakes. For a list of my credentials and additional information about this service please click here to learn more.

Replace your boring sod with a Texas friendly, low water, low maintenance garden that adds value to your home and life.

Replace your boring sod with a Texas friendly, low water, low maintenance garden that adds value to your home and life.

Landscape Design: I am a Certified landscape designer, Master Gardener, artist. However, my best experience has been in the field. While there is absolutely a significant difference between someone who is trained  in design and someone who simply knows about plants, I believe my greatest strength is my experience in the art world and my vast knowledge of plants in their habitat. You cannot design successfully if you do not know the growth habits of each plant you are using and that only comes from being a gardener. I have been a professional Personal Gardener as well as gardening in my own space for over 30 years in Central Texas and that experience has taught me that just because a plant looks good on paper does not mean it looks good 5 years from now in your garden. Spacial challenges, long-term light conditions, soil and water conditions all have to be considered as well as the care the owner wants to put in to a bed. One of the most important qualities of a designer is to be a good listener, it is also important to be honest with the client to manage their expectations, and sometimes what they believe they want may not be what they need. If you are not successful in your space I have not done my job correctly. I believe it is important to give you a  design that suits your lifestyle and the time you have to manage it. Your garden should work for you, not the other way around. With your design you get a scaled drawing, an original and follow-up consultation, a full bid for installation and instruction for the do-it-yourselfer. Typical cost of a design for an average yard or space is between $300-$1000.

Landscape Installation: My company provides the installation of plants,

Lush Xeriscape garden adding interest with texture and contrasting color.

Lush Xeriscape garden adding interest with texture and contrasting color.

shrubs, trees under 20 gallons, tree trimming (Certified Oak Wile Trained) stone walls, patios, raised beds, mulched beds, dry creek beds, french drains, rain barrels, granite and river rock. We also provide installation of water features and disappearing fountains. The average labor fee is $35.00 per person, per hour, but day rates are given at a discount for large projects. Prices vary depending on the scale of work, location and materials used. Bids for work are free of charge.

Personal Gardener Services: We provide gardener services from trained professionals on a regular basis (daily, weekly or bi-weekly), annually or semi-annually. This service can consist of hand watering, plant installation, trimming of shrubs and trees and organic fertilization. This service is $35.00 per hour, per man and we have excellent references. This is an excellent service for anyone who is looking for an educated gardener to maintain an estate, large yard, or anyone who travels and may need occasional help. We do not provide lawn service.

Public Speaking and “Lunch and Learns”: I offer a number of training classes for all seasons and topics. In addition to being a Master Gardner and trained professional, I am certified in Oak Wilt Training and Water Conservation and specialize in native and adapted low water planting. If you or your organization is interested in having me as a speaker for parties of 15 or more, I offer this service for free in exchange for the opportunity to promote my services.

*These services can also be given as a gift in the form of a Gift Certificate in any denomination. This is an excellent gift for a new home owner, the person who has everything and novice gardeners alike. 

For examples of my work please visit and “like” my facebook page at Lisa’s Landscape and Design for frequent updates, and for some helpful information, plant selection and instruction, please visit and subscribe to me on my YouTube channel .

Please contact me for an appointment at lisalapaso@yahoo.com or call me at (512) 733-7777, I will forward to hearing from you!

Leave a Reply

Lisa’s List of Services


IMG_2880

I’ve been providing Landscape Designs and Consultations for over 20 years in Austin and the surrounding area. Allow me to use my experience as an installer, project manager, plant specialist and water conservationist to teach you to make the most of your land. My services empower you to get started in the right direction for success.

Online Educational Consultation 

$225 for 40 minutes of Zoom in addition to a complete write-up, an educated plant list, instructions and material examples as well as email coaching along the way.

In Person Educational Consultation

$295-$350+ for a 30 minute on property tour, followed up with concept sketches, an educated plant list and general information and instructions as well as email coaching along the way.  

Consultations/Landscape Coaching: Here is an area of some confusion and I want to be very clear..EVERYONE WHO OWNS A HOME SHOULD HAVE ONE OF THESE!
Rather it’s online or in person, an educational consultation with a trained, educated professional is an opportunity for you to discuss landscape problems, organic gardening, tree, shrub and plant care.

We can also cover vegetable gardening, fruit tree care and selection, soil preparation, proper trimming techniques, necessary tools and so much more. 

Examples of a concept sketch

This is an excellent tool for the do-it-yourselfer or anyone wanting to bid out the work to be done. I am not here to sell you my services, I am here to educate and train you to be a better steward of your land, which in turn makes you a smarter consumer and that saves you money.

Examples of My Work

Here are just “some” of the creative solutions I’ve provided through my 20 years in the Central Texas landscape. 

If at any time during our consult you determine that you’d be better served by a full landscape design, the fee will be converted towards the final cost.

 I provide educational Landscape Consult/Garden Coach and Design services Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to noon. 

For a list of my credentials and additional information about this service please click here to learn more. If you feel you may need a little more detail (or a lot) a Landscape design may be just the ticket.

IMG_1199

Landscape Design

I am a Certified landscape designer, Master Gardener and lifetime artist.
However, my best experience has been in the field for over 20 years. Just because someone knows design does not mean they know the plants they are using, because that knowledge only comes with experience.

I believe my greatest strength is my vast knowledge of plants in their habitat. You cannot design successfully if you do not know the growth pattern of the plants and trees you’re using. 

Spacial challenges, long-term light conditions, soil and water conditions all have to be considered as well as the care and time the owner wants to put into a landscape.

One of the most important qualities of a designer is to be a good listener, it is also important to be honest with the client to manage their expectations, and sometimes what they believe they want may not be what they need so I focus on education.

River rock in grass with edible borders.

  Your garden should work for you, not the other way around.
With a full Design, you get a scaled drawing, a consultation, a list of plants and sizes for purchasing and instruction for the do-it-yourselfer.

Typical cost of a full landscape design for builders beds range from $375-$500, smaller spaces can start at $750 front and back, but most average yards range between $1000 and $1500.

 I also provide online designs to the greater Austin area including Onion Creek, Buda, San Marcos, Wimberly, Bastrop, Georgetown, Leander, Cedar Park, Pflugerville and Round Rock, or anyone in hardiness zone 8 a/b.

Here Are Examples Of My Designs

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Landscape Layout/Plant Plopper service : *Please Note; LL&D no longer has our own crew for installation services, but I can provide a layout service for plant installation by either yourself or a hired contractor. This is an excellent accompaniment to our Consults/Garden Coach and Design services in the Austin and surrounding area and has been a hugely popular service. Minimum sale of $500 required, plus the cost of first consultation. Average plant cost is $12-14.50 per one gal and 35+ for 3 gallon and greater.

design 11d 2

 Have your plant list delivered and allow me to do the layout for you so all you have to do is plant! I give you complete instruction and all the information you will need to have success with your new plants and landscape design.

 

Before and After:

IMG_1162

Before, you cannot see the huge porch no the windows have no natural light from the crowded over sized bushes.

Updated landscape,stonework,rock,mulch

After, Simple elegance for low maintenance and functionality.

 

austin_landscape_design-native-hardscape-path

Public Speaking and “Lunch & Learns”

 I offer a number of training classes for all seasons and topics. In addition to being a Master Gardner and trained professional, I am certified in Oak Wilt and Water Conservation. I specialize in native and adapted low water landscape planting.

If you or your organization is interested in having me as a speaker for parties of 15 or more, I offer this service for free through zoom for the educational opportunities. 

For updates examples of my work please visit and “like” my Facebook page at Lisa’s Landscape and Design . You can also visit and subscribe to me on my YouTube channel .

Please contact me for an appointment at lisalapaso@gmail.com or call or text me at (512) 733-7777, I look forward to hearing from you!

 

Lisa LaPaso

“Saving the Planet One Yard at a Time”

  • Posted in:

11 Comments

  1. Dennis Swanda

    Need some design help Sun City, 5128685854

    • Dennis Swanda

      512 8686864 Help

      • Hi Dennis, I left you message ,please feel free to call me at 512-733-7777

  2. I would like to bye a celebrity tomato plant if ubsale it thank u rezap9757@gmail.com 949 633 1645

    • Hi Reba, we do not sell plants at all, I just recommend the ones we like. Best of luck to you!

Trackbacks

  1. Gardening Sucks Sometimes! | Lisa's Landscape & Design
  2. Moonflowers and the Grumpy Old Lady | Lisa's Landscape & Design
  3. From Blandscape to Landscape | Lisa's Landscape & Design
  4. What Plants Do I Choose?! | Lisa's Landscape & Design
  5. Plants Are People Too! | Lisa's Landscape & Design
  6. “Can Someone Just Tell Me What to Plant?” | Lisa's Landscape & Design

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: