HOW IT WORKS
We walk together around your property, where I can give you advice that is totally individualized for you and your garden -- advice on what plants and features you have and could have.
A consultation focused specifically on your needs avoids your having to surf the internet for too-general information, trying to get in-depth help from the nursery, or checking books that don’t make clear how their information could be translated to your situation.
I have given a lot of thought to how I might offer consumers an alternative to other advice that is available, and potentially save them a lot of money in unnecessary or poor work. My concerns are that advice be expert and that it not reflect a conflict of interest. It’s important to know that there is absolutely no education requirement for any job in the landscape industry, so consumers do need to assess the expertise of those giving advice. And one must keep in mind that advice can be affected by the profit considerations of the adviser or company expecting to sell plants and services to you afterwards.
Most of my consultations are done in Montgomery County and NW DC. Out-of-area arrangements might be made, case by case.
ONE TIME, ONE FEE
Clients usually need 1 ½ to 2 hours for this complete one-time consultation. If you need more, you get more, up to 3 hours. The consultation costs $195. You are welcome to call me for clarification or simple questions any time after the consultation at no additional cost. And I am pleased to provide a summary of our meeting and my recommendations, for no cost. If you’d like additional in-depth information, for which I may have to do research, copying, referencing and organizing of information, I charge $40 per half hour. I’m a professional writer, so I promise efficiency and clarity in all reports.