Services provided by an American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS) Certified Horticulturist, who is also a Qualified Professional with the Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD).
Please note: a one-hour Consultation does not furnish planting plans or plant lists! If you have your own diagram and want to fill in the plants, either schedule a Nursery Consultation, or try the excellent plant database at snwa.com/landscapes/plants.
Although not as comprehensive as a professional Planting Design, a Nursery Consultation can provide you with a solid foundation with which to proceed creating your own custom plant list or diagram. You will learn how to use plants for specific purposes, and how to apply fundamental garden design principles to your space. A copy of Perennial Garden Consultants' Installation and Care Guidelines is included at no extra charge.
Bring photos of your yard to the nursery or garden center of your choice. We'll go through the assortment of ornamental plants and find not just the plants you like but the ones that have the best chance of succeeding in your yard. (Non-refundable hourly fee. A prepared Plant List is optional and can be made available for an additional fee.)
A professionally designed layout is not only beautiful. It is well-thought out, detailed, and nuanced, equipping you with what you need to get your project off to the very best start! Included in Perennial Garden Consultants original planting designs:
Flat fee pricing based upon square footage and project complexity. Sorry, Planting Design is a thoughtful process and cannot be completed during a One-Hour Consultation.
Perennial Garden Consultants is now offering a Boutique-style garden maintenance service for clients who are seeking special handling of their yards and plants. Our services are meant to fill the gap often left by regular mow-and-blow landscape maintenance.
How is our Boutique service different? First, we begin by properly identifying the plants in your landscape and then create a custom program based upon the needs of those plants. A custom program will include checking all plants for overall health and vigor, following Integrated Pest Management Practices (IPM), ensuring that plants are receiving the correct amount of water, the use of organic fertilizers at the right time of year, light pruning and shaping of shrubs and timely care of perennials to produce maximum color.
A focus on design also sets us apart. Those who desire a more polished look in their yard will appreciate our attention to detail. We also specialize in custom-designed seasonal container planting, for pots that add pizzazz.
But don't fire your mow-and-blow guys yet, because even with our upgraded services, we will not be offering the following: mowing lawns, hacking shrubs into weird shapes, and noisily blowing dust into the air. Manual tools and organic amendments only. (Hourly fee plus materials.)
1. You’ve already wasted money on plants that didn’t make it.
Just because a plant is offered at the garden center doesn't mean it will grow where you want to put it.
2. You have failing plants, unidentified plants, and/or plants that don’t give your yard the look you wanted.
We identify and assess the plants you have, suggesting options that work for you and your yard.
3. You can’t get the kind of one-on-one, on-site help you need at the nursery or garden center.
We bring our design experience and horticultural knowledge to you, and the time spent on your property is dedicated exclusively to your project!
4. You want to create a new garden and don’t know where to start.
Our goal is to set you up for success. From soil prep to proper siting, you bring your questions, your ideas, your budget, and we’ll explore the possibilities.
5. You’re considering having your yard professionally designed and wonder if PGC would be a good fit for your DIY project.
Terrific! Whether or not you decide to take the next step of a professional design, a consultation can help you to see your project in a new light and provide much-needed direction.
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