If you’re thinking about making sustainable changes in your yard, a consultation is a great way to get guidance and ideas for next steps from a Metro Blooms Design+Build landscape designer. We are experts in native plants, turf alternatives, pollinator habitat and clean-water projects including rain gardens, permeable pavement and runoff conveyance. See below to decide which type of consultation is best for you. All consultations are an hour long.

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Consultation Types

Onsite consultation ($150)

Our designer walks your property with you to answer questions, brainstorm ideas, provide maintenance advice, and guide clients in their design choices. Required if you already know you’d like us to do a design. The property must be within a half-hour drive of our office in South Minneapolis.

Virtual consultation via Zoom ($85)

Meet our designer online using mapping technology, your photos and online drawing tools. Best option for people planning DIY projects and don’t want to follow up with a design, or who live too far from us to have an onsite consultation.

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Scholarship Consultations

$10 from each onsite consultation goes into a scholarship fund for people who request help paying for all or part of their consultation fee. We award scholarships weekly, based on the amount of funds in our scholarship pool. Request a scholarship here.

Scheduling Update: We are scheduling consultations through late fall, but our installation schedule is full for the 2024 season. If you are planning to follow up your consultation with our design and install services, we’ll be doing design work over the fall and winter, with installation availability starting in spring 2025.

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What happens after a consultation?
  • Some folks get a consultation to get direction on a DIY project, others choose to follow up with a garden design, comprehensive landscape plan, or stormwater plan. Designs usually take several months to complete. Find more information about our design services
  • If you decide to have us do a landscape installation, the consultation fee will be deducted from the project cost.
What does a consultation not include?
  • Consultations do not include follow-up design work or plans — but we’d be happy to provide that at an additional cost.
  • We don’t offer general lawn care services. Our consultations focus on the creation and maintenance of clean water and pollinator-friendly practices.
  • We do not install bee/pollinator lawns. If you’re interested in bee/pollinator lawns, our designers can provide DIY information about installing them, but we don’t install them ourselves.

Are you interested in resilient practices that you can DIY?

Our free, self-paced, Resilient Yards Online Learning Series is for you! We also offer live virtual workshops, at a small cost. These are both offered through our Blue Thumb education program.

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