Xericstyle Design and Coaching
I would love the opportunity to help you XERICSTYLE your garden! I can re-design existing beds, expand them, or completely design a new xeric garden that will increase the beauty and value of your landscape while decreasing your water use.
An attractive xericstyle garden can save you money, and decrease your footprint on the earth. Through consultation and mentorship I would like to help you reach these goals by suggesting appropriate plants, placement and maintenance scheduling. My goal is to empower you to tackle the implementation of the design yourself, saving money, or for you to feel confident contracting out your project or select pieces of your project. I do not do installation, but can recommend someone.
Most people over-prune, over-water and over-fertilize when their plants simply don’t need it. In addition, they grow plants that struggle to survive in our climate or waste money buying trees and plants in larger sizes from the nursery when smaller sizes will work just fine. Hire me, and you can save yourself many common mistakes and get yourself ahead of the learning curve.
The focus of my consultations are to help people to use beautiful, low-maintenance plants that are adapted to this area and learn how to take care of them. I enjoy designing landscapes that are functional and beautiful for you, and/or your family.
BASIC CONSULTATION: I visit your property and we do a walk-thru together to determine how you currently use your space(s) and what your needs are. I also like to get an idea of your personal style and taste – modern, eclectic, low-maintenance, color, wildlife, etc. This will take approximately one to two hours and my fee is $100. If you are ready to go ahead with the design, I can provide you with an on the spot estimate. I require 50% up front, and I will apply the $100 consultation fee towards your design. In other words, if you go ahead with the design the day of your consultation, your consult is free.
LANDSCAPE DESIGN: I would love to help create spaces that inspire you, and are highly functional. Many yards today do not get used because they don’t include comfortable areas for you and your family to enjoy. I build your personalized design off of photos of your landscape so you can see what your gardens will actually look like! My clients love this option! Detailed instructions on what plants to remove (if applicable) is also included. $600 for front OR back (Large properties may cost more). Half-down required.
This is great option and user-friendly for the homeowner and/or landscaper to implement without having to figure out complicated landscape designs. It is also much easier to visually picture how your landscape will look. You can hire the installer of your choice, or I can give a recommendation.
Current special!!!!… I am currently offering verbal design services at my coaching rate! So get your paper and pen ready – for a limited time only.
ORGANIC GARDEN COACHING: Maybe all you need is someone to help you with what you already got? I am available for garden coaching (ornamental or vegetable gardens) on an hourly basis. $75 per hour (one hour minimum)
VEGETABLE/HERB GARDENS AND OTHER SPECIALTY GARDENS: Want to create a butterfly garden? How about planting your own vegetable garden or herb garden? Perhaps a childrens garden for your kids to experiment in? I would be happy to create a design and written guidelines on how to create your own specialty garden at your home/school/business. Cost for the design and guidelines are dependent on the size of the project and starts at $300. Depending on the size of your desired specialty garden, I may be able to help you implement it, purchase plants, as well as plant and teach you and/or your children how to care for your new garden. In addition to my design business, I work as a therapeutic gardener, and I would love the opportunity to work with your family or group and mentor you on an ongoing, or as needed basis, to be gardeners! (price of teaching and implementation completely dependent on scope of desired project – I will charge materials separately and a flat hourly fee for my time)
NURSERY VISIT: Ever feel overwhelmed at the nursery? Do you wonder what plants will do best in your garden? I will accompany you to a nursery to help acquaint you with the many beautiful plants that will grow and thrive in your garden conditions. Don’t waste money on buying plants in a larger size then you need. I’ll help you determine when it is worth buying the larger plant or when you can save money by purchasing a smaller one that will grow quickly. Learn which plants are low-maintenance, yet beautiful. Lets face it…many nursery plants that look great there, will not work at your location. And many plants that look terrible there, are actually the perfect plants for you and are just not in their prime yet! $95
YEARLY OR SEASONAL FOLLOW-UP VISIT:
I will re-visit your garden and make verbal suggestions for edits needed including any recommended changes in maintenance, plant replacement, etc. $100
I currently work in the San Antonio area only.
Please e-mail me to set up an appointment, I look forward to meeting you!