At-Your-Site (Home or Business) Landscape & Garden Consultation

SteveConsulting.jpgGet knowledgeable help from a true professional, right in your own backyard.  Schedule a visit to your yard by our arborbist, an experienced local horticulture and high desert gardening expert.

We offer two different horticultural consulting services: 

  1. 1.  At-Your-Site Planning, Diagnostic & Design Assistance    

On-site high desert expertise, tailored to your property and needs.

$180 for first hour; $90 for each additional 30 min. block 

2.  At-Your-Site House Call                     

Need an on-site diagnosis?  We can help.

$100, 30 minute visit to diagnose specific issue.  Customer does not need to be present.  Scheduling at the plant doctor’s convenience.

Pick up a horticulture consultation form at any of our garden centers to set up an appointment or email us at and we can email it to you.  Or go to the forms now . . . full information & consultation form here or see just the form by itself to complete and return for scheduling (or, talk to our Plant Doctors at each location.)  Payment is due when appointment is scheduled. Appointments will not be taken April 27 thru June 9th so that our most knowledgeable staff will be in our stores for spring shopping.

Our services include:

  • Plant/tree identification and plant inventories
  • Diagnosis of plant (and tree) problems
  • Pest identification and  methods of control
  • Advice on yard and gardening maintenance
  • Pruning and shaping instructions for health and beauty
  • Suggested plant lists with pricing, specific for your property
  • “Personal shopper” advice and in-store help
  • Sketches for plant placement and general design
  • Insurance estimates (no appraisals)
  • ‘Firescaping’ – suggested plants and general layout
  • Irrigation troubleshooting and “how-tos”
  • Backyard habitat evaluation & advice – attraction and “good riddance” . . . birds & more
  • General water conservation recommendations**

Consultants do not provide formal landscape designs/plans, but they can provide a seamless transition to our landscape services design staff.

**Irrigation system tune-up and modernization to conserve water, reduce water bill & grow healthier plants is a highly valued service performed by our Water-wise Irrigation Specialists at (775) 835-0602 x 134.