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So you’ve decided you’re ready to get your hands dirty and take on the possibilities and challenges of your own backyard — that’s great! The best backyard projects start with the right plan, so we’ve made our landscape design professionals available for consult on tips, suggestions, designs, and solutions for your DIY home landscaping questions.

Consultant & Design Fees

Basic Package

What’s Included

An on-site landscape consultation of up to one hour, in which one of our landscape designers will give advice on:

  • Existing Conditions
  • Pruning Suggestions
  • Landscape Upgrades


Customer will be left with notes and a brief rough sketch for homeowner to use as guidance on their project

Insurance Estimate Includes:
  • An on-site visit of up to 30 minutes
  • Printed letterhead estimate emailed to customer

*Travel fees may apply

$249.00 Plus Tax

Premier Package

Includes everything within the Basic Package PLUS:
  • An additional follow-up meeting of up to one hour at our garden center to go over plant & material options
  • A scaled blueprint drawing (4 hrs. of drawing time)
  • A detailed plant list
  • Plant care sheets
  • $100 Van Putte Gardens gift card to use toward project materials

*Travel fees may apply

**If more time is required (see Associated Fees), an additional hourly rate will be charged

$499.00 Plus Tax

Associated Fees:

*Travel: Consultants will travel to most locations. There is an additional fee of 67¢ per mile outside of Monroe County.

**Hourly Rate: Additional costs will vary based on size of the yard, details and complexity of design. Any additional time needed will be billed at an hourly rate of $60 per hour, plus tax. Examples are: additional drawing time, extensive research on plants, additional meetings requested, etc.

Terms: All consultation package fees, including travel (if applicable) will be due prior to the first meeting. Any associated fees incurred during the project will be billed to customer prior to drawing being released for use.

If you are interested in one of our DIY packages, simply submit a consultation request and a representative will be in touch.  

Drop By for Advice

Or, just stop by! We’re always happy to share advice on everything from plant choice, to which topsoil is best for your project, to how much landscaping stone or mulch you will really need for that planting bed. Whether your plan involves garden bed installation, tree & shrub plantings, water gardens, or something else your imagination has dreamed up, talking with our on-site Green Thumb staff can be invaluable to the DIY home landscaper.

Be sure to bring notes on dimensions, exposure and sunlight, and photos if possible. No matter your style or ideas, we’d bet our Green Thumbs have a tip or two that even the most seasoned DIY-er can take advantage of, so stop by and let us help your garden grow!

Please Note: Most people find they are ready to bring home their plants that day, but we can also reserve them for you for future pick-up, or even arrange delivery. Our tree & shrub nursery is extremely customer-friendly with its mix of paved and gravel walkways, but we certainly suggest proper footwear and clothing so it’s easy to walk around, learn, and explore the plants up close.

Request a Landscape Consultation

Have a landscape project in mind?  Request a consultation with one of our expert landscape design professionals.