Rich Harrison, co-director of landscape design, on a consult.

General Consultations

Do you want to make changes in your yard? We can help you get started. We offer one-hour consultations, either in person (onsite) or online through Zoom. One of our designers will tour your property with you, answering questions and brainstorming ideas. A virtual consultation uses mapping technology, photos that you share and online drawing tools help us to envision the changes you’d like.

Our staff is highly experienced in sustainable practices that will help make your yard more resilient. Among other things, our landscape designers are experts in native plants, turf alternatives, pollinator habitat and clean-water projects including raingardens, permeable pavement and runoff conveyance. And we can focus on something more specific in your yard, such as creating a bee lawn or putting in a pollinator patch. When you schedule your consultation, let us know in the notes if you’re interested in these options.

Maintenance Consultations

We offer onsite consultations to teach you how to maintain your resilient yard. These are strictly educational. They are a great fit if you need guidance on caring for a small raingarden or other plantings and are interested in more sustainable approaches using fewer chemical inputs. [NOTE: We offer maintenance services for institutional and commercial properties, and in some cases residential landscapes. Metro Blooms also offers maintenance training for people who care for larger properties. Learn more on our Landcare & Maintenance page.]

What happens after a consultation?

A consultation is a first step. If you’re interested we can follow up with a garden design, comprehensive landscape plan, or stormwater plan. It’s up to you. Let us help you make your yard become more beautiful, functional and sustainable!

We’re grateful for your interest! We also want to be transparent about our timeline so you know what to expect when you schedule a consult. As of May 9, 2022, we’re scheduling consults 4–6 weeks out. After a consult, you can ask us to follow up with a design. Designs are taking about 6 weeks to complete. If you want us to install the design, we can do that, too, but please know that we are scheduling installations far into the summer. It is possible that if you sign up for a consult now, and have us do your project, you may be looking at an install date this fall.

By the way, here’s another idea: You can attend one of our Resilient Yards workshops for DIY information on rain gardens, bee lawns and native plants. The workshops are offered into May via Zoom. Look for the two-hour workshop options if you want to meet with a design expert one on one in small-group breakout rooms to ask questions about your project. Check the workshop schedule.

Walk through this Metro Blooms Design+Build project, with the designer, that started with a consult!