Online Design and Consultation

My YouTube Channel, CTScaper, has over 12,500,000 views and 22,600 subscribers.

Online Design and Consultation gives you answers to your landscaping questions; excluding pest and disease control.

I welcome calls from both homeowners and contractors.

You can ask questions such as:

  • Where should I start improving my yard?
  • What plants grow best on this site?
  • How can I get my overgrown gardens back in shape?
  • What steps should I take to install my landscape?
  • What’s the best time to prune my flowering shrubs?
  • How should I keep mulch off my siding?

Phone consultations are $60 for the first half hour and $30 each additional 15 minute increment.

Online Landscape Design

I design plantings for your home or your clients home.

Simply draw the area you want designed to scale, send me a bunch of pictures and tell me what you’re looking for in the design.

I’ll send you a computer drafted landscape design to work from.

You can share this design with masons, the local nursery to select plants, the irrigation installer, the low voltage lighting installer and/or your clients.

Foundation Planting Landscape Design

Landscape Design Price List

  • Ranch Foundation Planting – $200
  • Colonial Foundation Planting – $300
  • Patio Planting – $200
  • Front Yard Planting – $400


  1. Price will vary based on design complexity.
  2. Design and consultation services may not be available during peak season (April-June).
  3. Locations of walls and steps are drafted in your design.  However, elevations and step counts are not.
  4. I’m only able to design landscapes for climates similar to the Northeast US, USDA Hardiness Zone 6a.

In the video below I discuss the three things people want in their landscape designs.

4 thoughts on “Online Design and Consultation”

  1. Hey John,

    Great site. You helped me prune my hydrangea tree this weekend after reviewing a couple of your You-Tube Videos. Not too sure how well it went….but I’ll be su re and send you my ‘before/after’ photos this summer.

    Just a quick not of thanks – that’s all.

    Tim / Chicago

      1. John,

        Wanted to let you know that the tree (as you indicated) has grown upward some three feet in a strong, pyrimadal form, with an amazing amount of flower heads. In previous years, it was falling over due to the weight of the flowers, but even with all of the rain the Chicago area has experienced this summer it is grown strong and tall like never before. Thanks again!

        1. Glad to hear everything worked out for you. Don’t be surprised if you get some floppy flower heads later in the season. Even the strongest stems can have trouble with the weight of the blooms.

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