Planning and Consultation* Guide

*A yard consultation can involve

the entire yard or one specific area.

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How big is the project?

Selecting the right plants for the area.

[sun/shade  wet/dry]

Placing decorative walls and retaining walls

Determine the style, the look and the feel desired

Is xeriscape a viable option or a necessity?

Planning for seasonal color.

Where do I start?

Are special gardens desired?

Laying out flower beds

Locating patios and pathways

How will this project be irrigated?

Plant identification is important.

How and when to prune

What ground covering should be used?

Should some plants be replaced?

Evaluating existing landscape:


This is not a  yellow snapdragon!

Dalmatian Toadflax Linaria dalmatica

It is classified as a noxious weed or weed seed.

Plant problems:


Systemic plant problems

Insect problems

Moisture problems


Weather  Issues:


Privacy Issues:

Yard and Pets:

Developing Special garden areas:

Attracting Critters:


Delivering needed water in summer

Snow removal

Drainage problems

Winter damage

Hedge vs shade trees

Screening with fence

Controlling foot traffic

What plants will they leave alone?

Plant protection

Pet protection

Flower cutting garden

Vegetable garden

Rock Garden

Bird cover

Attracting hummingbirds and butterflies