At-Home Consultation

On-Site or In-Home Consultation

Get knowledgeable help from a true professional, right in your own backyard! Schedule a visit to your yard by an experienced local horticulture and landscape expert ($90/hour). There is even a way to get the $90 refunded – ask us how! You can pick up a horticulture consulting form at any of our garden centers to set up an individual appointment or email us at & we can email it to you.  Or, go to the forms now ... full information & consulting form here or see just the form by itself to fill in and return for scheduling (or, talk to our Plant Doctors at each location).

The following are examples of what our Horticultural Consultants can do while on site with a customer:

  1. Plant identification and helpful plant tips
  2. Insect and disease ID and ways to control
  3. Recommend corrective procedures for gardening problems
  4. Advice on yard maintenance practices
  5. Water-Wise plants & practices (drought tolerant)
  6. Insurance estimates (no appraisals)
  7. Landscape design ideas; plant groupings & placement
  8. Quotes on planting jobs; referrals for design/bid jobs
  9. Rough bubble sketch to show placement of plants & other landscape components
  10. Diagnose plant problems
  11. Recommend “firescape” – safe plants & layout
  12. Pruning & shaping instructions for health & beauty
  13. Irrigation consulting & problem solving, including:
    - Programming irrigation controllers and “how to”
    - Adjusting spray heads
    - Winterizing/start-up irrigation system “how to”
    - Recommendations for fixing flawed or broken systems
  14. Personal shopper” advice and special in-store help
  15. Plant inventories
  16. Backyard habitat evaluation & advice - attraction and "good riddance" ... birds & more

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