DIY Design Services

Professional Landscape Design Consultation
For Do-It-Yourself or Small Scaled Projects

Need Help With Your Outdoor Project?

Professional design help is available at Gasper for your next do-it-yourself landscape project. Call 215-396-2880 to schedule an up to 90-minute design consultation* with one of our landscape designers for $500. When you are finished you will leave with a design sketch plan and a $250 Gasper Gift Card. If you decide to use Gasper as your landscape company, $250 will be credited back to you.
*can be online or remote as well

Landscape Design Consultation

To secure your reservation, contact us at 215-396-2880 and we will schedule your in-office* consultation (up to 90 minutes) with one of the Gasper landscape designers. Design consultations are scheduled in office, Monday-Friday, during daytime office hours (9:00am–4:30pm).
*can be online or remote as well

What to do to get ready for your Design Consult

Your individual designer will reach out to you via email to confirm your consult, discuss the scope of your project, and request additional information needed for the consult. The actual consult will be scheduled once all information has been received. Please provide them with the following information:

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

Please send your designer a brief description of what you are looking to accomplish during the consultation. The more information you supply, the more value you’ll receive from your consultation! Information to send might include:

  • How you envision using the space?
  • Any preferences you have such as favorite styles, plants or colors?
  • Do you have deer that visit your yard?
  • How much time do you have for maintenance?
  • Do you plan to do the work yourself or are looking to have the work installed by a landscape contractor such as our design build arm, Gasper Landscape Design & Construction?*

Photographs

Photos of your project are REQUIRED! Please shoot your project from a few different angles and email them to your designer in ADVANCE of your appointment so that we can look at them together with you at the consultation on our large screen television. The files you send should be as large as possible and be sent one at a time since our server limits an attachment size. Your designer will give you tips on the best way to send your information. Also, please take close-up photos of any existing plant material in the design area so that they are easy to identify. Color prints are also acceptable. Please do not rely on photos shown on your smartphone—they are too small for the designers to see the detail needed to give you the best recommendations.

Measurements

Measurements are essential for an accurate design layout. Use our scaled graph paper 8.5″x11″ or 11″x17″ to help measure your project area (one box = 1 foot x 1 foot). Do not scale the grids when you print them out at home.   If you have a copy of your property’s plot plan or a surveyed as-built plan, that would also be helpful to bring or send in advance of the consultation.  These plans are often available upon request from your township planning or zoning office.  Please also send your designer your address so that they can determine the sun location.   For some tips on how to measure, see our measuring tips.   Measurements most helpful to the designers are:

  • House footprint/foundation, including locations of windows and doors
  • Property lines, setbacks & easements.  (This information is usually found on an as-built property plans)
  • Distances of and between elements as they relate to your project area.
  • Location and distances to existing large trees, planting beds, utilities or anything else you feel impacts your project area
  • More measurements are always better than too little or missing information.

SERVICE LIMITATIONS

This service does not include drafted plans/drawings, complex hardscape projects, 3-D models, elevations, or projects requiring more than 90 minutes of consultation.

This service is suited to small scaled projects. If you have a larger project, or one that will require more than 90 minutes of consultation, we would recommend you either make multiple appointments (which will require additional purchase of $500 consult/gift card) or contact our landscape division to see if the scope of your project may be better suited to our landscape and hardscape division.

**At the end of our consultation, if you are interested in Gasper Landscape Design & Construction giving you an estimate to professionally install the work discussed, the consultation can be converted into a landscape job and one of our sales representatives will contact you with more information on how to proceed.