Consultations

On-Site Consultations & Landscape Evaluation

Consultations are a great way to learn about your garden and address issues that may be happening in the landscape. During this on site initial consultation we will meet one another and discuss the current condition of the site. We will idealize a design vision and assess your needs and wants of the landscape.

  • A DIY Consultation is for those who want a landscape evaluation and overall thoughts of what they could do with their space.
  • A Design Consultation is if you also want a design created for your project.
  • Both consultations are basically the same, however I gear questions for each differently.
  • Garden Coaching may be a helpful service for any project you’re looking to do work on your own.

Some topics that may be addressed during a consultation

  • Issues in the landscape, like functionality, drainage, invasive plants, plant diseases and pests
  • General maintenance suggestions
  • Plant identification
  • Suggestions for new plants or transplanting
  • Visualization of design ideas
  • Your needs and wants of the garden
  • Resources for plants, materials, or references for other professional services
  • Setting up a homestead
  • Land use planning

Everyone benefits from a consultation, wether you’re a diy-er, recently moved into a new home, or want a new or refreshing planting design for your garden. Clients have found consultations to be very useful and has saved them time, energy, resources, and money in many ways.

A consultation may also be very beneficial when considering purchasing or selling a home. A landscape that needs a lot of work that could be a negotiating factor that could save you hundreds to thousands of dollars.


DIY Consultation

  • $100 Consultation Fee

What’s Included

  • DIY Consultation Survey  (Click link for form)This survey allows me to learn more about your wishes and come better prepared to serve you. Please fill out this form before we meet.
  • On-Site Consultation & Landscape Evaluation, up to 90 minutes
  • Consultation Summary. A written summary of our consultation is emailed to you after the consultation.

Design Consultation

  • $250 fee
  • This includes the $100 consultation + $150 preliminary design sketches

What’s Included

  • Design Consultation Survey  (Click link for form) This survey allows me to learn more about your wishes and come better prepared to serve you. Please fill out this form before we meet.
  • On-Site Consultation & Landscape Evaluation, up to 90 minutes
  • Consultation Summary. A written summary of our consultation is emailed to you after the consultation.
  • Preliminary Design Sketches. Based on the consultation survey and our meeting, back at the office I put together design ideas with garden layout and plants.
  • Design Sketch Review. We will meet to look over and review these design sketches. A quote is given for the cost of the design. The $150 fee is creditable towards the full cost of the design. After approval, work on the final design can begin.

Garden Coaching

Learn more here about this type of consultation


Estimates

  • $25
  • Estimate fee is creditable toward project

Estimates are simply quotes for landscape and maintenance services on small areas within the property like weeding, mulching, planting, removals, or a quote for a fine gardening plan. If you’re looking for advice or ideas concerning your landscape, a consultation is better suited for your needs.

  • Design fees may apply concerning plantings.
  • Estimates are good for 30 days of written quote

FAQ- What’s included in the estimate fee?

Estimates usually take three to five hours of time to put together. This includes an initial conversation to learn about your project, travel to and from the site, meeting about the project, and preparing a quote. If you choose to hire EARTHeim to carry out the service within 30 days, the fee is creditable to the project.

Learn more and fill out request form for estimate


Travel Fee

Travel fee of $0.54 per mile will apply for trips outside of Lexington Metro. The travel fee is non-refundable.

Average travel rates to surrounding areas (Frankfort $25, Richmond $25, Harrodsburg $30, Winchester $25, Georgetown $15)