Lisa's Landscape & Design

Saving the Planet One Yard at a Time

Online or In Person Landscape Consultation, Austin and Zone 8

As a mother of two young adult sons with autism, a Landscape Designer and Educational Consultant for the last 20 years in Central Texas, I am well versed in adjustments. That being said, I am more determined than ever to provide service at the highest levels and I believe everyone who owns a home should have a Landscape consultation before they ever begin a project.

However, I’ve found over these many years that not every one needs me in their yard to get the big picture. So as a matter of pricing and convenience, I provide consultation services both in-person and online to all of hardiness zone 8. Not only does this allow me to do what I love, but for you that means you still get a high quality service at a great price.

Lisa LaPaso_landscape designer austinI charge $225 for a 30 minute zoom call and a detailed write up including concept sketches and a list of plants you can use in your space. In person visits range from $295-$375

Here’s What You Get Online

*30-40 minute zoom call to discuss details 
*An educated plant list based on your color and textural preferences 
*A detailed Information and Instructions sheet that covers timing, watering, planting, organic protocols and my favorite nurseries, dirt and rock sources. 
* My Design 101 sheet that helps you select and layout plants on your own planting grid by using a square foot method of design. 
* Photo examples of my material and hardscape recommendations. 
*Unlimited after the service email access through the process and completion.
If you feel like your project would be better served with an “in person” consultation, I provide Educational and Design Consultation to Austin and the surrounding area ranging from $295-$375 for a 30 minute “walk and talk“, followed by the same consultation detail as the online version (above).

Xeriscape Landscape Design_Austin_Lisa LaPaso

With either service, this is an opportunity for the client to ask questions of a professional landscape contractor/designer with over 20 years experience in the Central Texas Landscape.

Before and After using your provided photos…

You will be pleasantly surprised by how many stunning flowers and edible plants that really thrive here and are also native and adapted, low water and deer resistant. My focus is on education for wildlife friendly gardens and sustainable practices.

Unique Plant Selections 

Instructions and Information 

Finally, I send you photo examples of solutions and a basic idea of how to approach them on the budget you have to work with. I’ll also provide examples that speak to your style and the style of your home.

Here are the best candidates for 0nline or In Person Consultation

* Anyone who likes to do it yourself. DIY!

* Those few weird spots in the yard you can’t seem to get to grow.

* Continued lawn problems, erosion, or drainage issues who can capture these events on video for discussion.

* Homeowners with a predominantly flat yard and a clean pallet, looking for some Design direction. 

* Wise investors who would like to learn more about their existing plants, trees, lawn, watering and general maintenance.

* A new home owner who doesn’t know what’s actually living in their yard, or what they want to keep or remove.

* If you’re looking to sell a home and would like to know how to give it a quick makeready facelift, for a quick sale.

* Those taking bids on the work to be done, but would like a designer’s opinion on which materials to use.

* Anyone who’s feeling discouraged in their Central Texas landscape and would like to get excited about it again.

Xeriscape landscape design, Lisa LaPaso


Details of the Landscape Consultation Service

For a recap on what you can expect from this service…

* 30 minute Zoom call or in person visit 

* A detailed write up of our conversation including photo examples and or appropriate websites for accurate and detailed information.

* A custom plant list based on your specific light needs. All of the recommended plants are low water, low maintenance, deer resistance upon request, and perennial native or adapted plants.

* A detailed write up of general information and instructions on planting such as technique, timing, watering, soil preparation and lawn care. This will also include my organic protocols and local nurseries that carry the plants I recommend.

* A rough sketch of the concept we discussed as shown above.

* My “Design by the Foot” diagram that shows you how to select and allocate plants properly.

*Unlimited email access through and after the project is complete.

* Photos of all of my recommended materials such as stone color and shape, river rock and patio stone, metal edging and water features, as well as seating, fire pits, and so much more.

Here are some examples of my work

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Online Consultations are provided Monday through Friday from 8 AM to noon. You can contact me at for an online or in person appointment to get started on the space you imagined.

Lisa LaPaso

Lisa’s Landscape and Design

”Saving the Planet One Yard at a Time”


  1. sandi

    I have used Lisa’s expertise in a consult when we first moved to TX. She saved us lots of $$ & we have a lawn & drainage & planting beds we are proud of—she doesn’t fool around or waste your time. Some of the best $$ I ever spent. She is amazing & a very nice person.


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