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Plantscape Express

Plantscape ExpressTM

Delivered.   Designed.   Just plant ‘em, and you’re Done!

Simply snap a photo of any single area in your yard, fill out an easy questionnaire and schedule an appointment.

One of our designers will envision your design, deliver the plants to your home, and arrange them for you in your yard, right where they go! No trying to interpret a paper plan. No wondering if you have the placement correct. You can make changes while the designer is right there. We will also deliver all of the bagged soil amendments, mulch and fertilizer you need to complete the job.

You pay only for the materials! Design, delivery, and arrangement is free with a $500 purchase ($100 value).

Easy steps:

Fill out this questionnaire (click for copy)

Send us pictures of your house and the surrounding area if possible. It does not need to be a fancy perfect picture, just ones that give us a feel for the area.

You can drop these things off here, mail them, or email them.

FAQ

Q. How are we able to do this? There must be a catch. I have gotten prices of $5,000.00 or more for this same project.

A. The biggest reason is we don’t need to take the time to draw up a plan on paper. This makes the process much quicker, and less expensive for us. You are the beneficiary of those savings. Our years of experience talking with customers makes it fairly easy for us to select a set of plants that they will like. It also removes the anxiety for you when you are faced with when trying to choose from 2 gazillion different kinds of plants.

Q. How much can I realistically expect to spend?

A. It depends on the scope of the work. On the questionnaire there is a guide that explains some of the price levels versus the expectation for the project. As an example if you had an average sized house and you wanted to end up with the front of it landscaped about $1200 would probably be a reasonable budget. If the area was smaller or simpler you could certainly spend much less. You could also spend less by reducing the "fanciness" of the plants. That is why we ask your expectations. Not like the used car salesman who asks "What is it worth to you?" so he might squeeze you for every nickel, but so that we may tailor the package to your needs. If we think your budget is unrealistically low, we will tell you. We do not want you to be disappointed.

Q. I have always wanted my home landscaped. But the process seemed overwhelming. There are enough decisions in life already. My spouse and I do not always agree on everything. If I choose this plant package will we both be happy? Are we losing control?

A. First, it is not a plant package. We have no boilerplate assortments of plants that just get loaded up and delivered. We ask your likes and dislikes; colors, styles, individual plant preferences (if any). We work with this information to create something custom to your home. We have seen some chain stores put together packages "If your home looks like this, buy these plants". This is NOT at all like that. Your individual tastes will come shining through. At the same time it takes a lot of the worry out of it. Think of it as a dating service for plants: Just like with plants there are many different kinds people and many places to meet people. Starting the process can be an overwhelming task. This takes a lot of the stress out of it for you. We are aiming to set you up for an enduring long term marriage. If you don't like what we have put together, we will load it back on the truck, and it will have ended up being a cordial first date. By the way we have a 100% success rate at matchmaking!

Q. Is this a new idea?

A. Yes and no. This is an extension of what we have done for years. We always would scratch out the size of your house in the peastone. Then lay out plants. Write it down on a piece of paper. And send you home with it. Homes have gotten larger. We often ended up delivering anyway. So we decided to take it the next logical step. We certainly are not the first to do this. And judging from the interest created when we presented this idea at a national landscaping meeting, we will certainly not be the last.

Q. It all sounds so easy, but I do all the work?

A. Exactly! But seriously, the worrying about it is in some ways more difficult than the planting. In almost all cases, an average couple can do the entire project in a weekend. We find if the scope of the project exceeds that, enthusiasm and ambition can wane. We encourage you to limit this to a weekend sized project. What other home improvement can make such a big difference for a two day, $1200 investment?

Q. I will be selling my house. Realistically will this make any difference?

A. Absolutely. Landscaping is the one home improvement where the homeowner usually makes their money back and then some. Not so with bathroom remodels, or carpet in the bedrooms. Dr. Charlie Hall conducted an extensive national study that showed good landscaping increased the value of a home by an average of 1.8% of the selling price! If you would like a copy of a PowerPoint presentation I give to real estate groups, let me know and I will email it. It includes all the nitty gritty details.

Q. Is this an experimental program?

A. No. In 2009 we completed about 50 Plantscape Express setups.

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 September 2010 02:45