Lisa's Landscape & Design

Saving the Planet One Yard at a Time

Lisa’s List of Services

IMG_2880Educational Landscape 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! An educational consultation with a trained, educated professional is an opportunity for you to discuss landscape problems, organic gardening, tree, shrub and plant care. Vegetable gardening, fruit tree care and selection, soil preparation, proper trimming techniques, necessary tools and so much More will be covered during a consult or garden coach session. It can also be used for a design session (typically two hours where the client and I draw out a quick sketch for a small space), fill in beds or give a list of plants to consider for your overall space. This is an excellent tool for the do-it-yourselfer or anyone wanting to bid out the work to be done. I am not there to sell you my services, I am there to train you to be a better steward of your land, which in turns makes you a smarter consumer and that saves you money. Design influenced education with a low water, low maintenance approach. An average consultation cost (depending on your location) is $100.00 to $150.00 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. I provide consultation to the greater Austin area including Onion Creek, Buda, San Marcos, Wimberly, Bastrop, Georgetown, Cedar Park, Pflugerville and Round Rock. I look forward to hearing from you 🙂

Landscape Design: I am a Certified landscape designer, Master Gardener, artist. However, my best experience has been in the field. Just because someone knows design does not mean they know the plants they are using. 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 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 into 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 plant bid for installation and instruction for the do-it-yourselfer. Typical cost of a design for an “average” yard or space is between $500-$1500. I provide designs to the greater Austin area including Onion Creek, Buda, San Marcos, Wimberly, Bastrop, Georgetown, Cedar Park, Pflugerville and Round Rock. I look forward to hearing from you 🙂

Hand drawn designs drawn to scale with a list of plants and installation instructions

Hand drawn designs drawn to scale with a list of plants and installation instructions

 

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 a recommended sub contractor of mine, someone you prefer to work with or do-it- yourself. 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 35% above retail to cover cost of selection and layout. Delivery fee will be included on large orders.

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Shade beds are a challenge for many but not when you know the right plants for the job.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Allow me to do the plant delivery and lay out 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.

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

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After, Simple elegance for low maintenance and functionality.

A little piece of heaven.

Xeriscape landscapes that are lush and colorful.

PublicSpeaking 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.

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@gmail.com or call me at (512) 733 – 7777, I look forward to hearing from you!

Lisa LaPaso

“Saving the Planet One Yard at a Time”

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