DIY Design Services

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

Need Help With Your Outdoor Project?

Our landscape design consultations are a great way to get a professional opinion on a small or do-it-yourself landscape project for the cost of a $325 gift card to the Gasper Home & Garden Center.  100% of the gift card can then be used on almost anything we sell in the garden center or towards the materials you would have needed to build your project anyways.  Based on the information you provide, our expert landscape designers will collaborate with you to create a custom hand-drawn design specifically tailored for your outdoor space. 

Landscape Design Consultation

To secure your reservation, contact us at (215) 396-2880. With the purchase of a $325 gift card, our design center representatives will schedule your in-office consultation (up to 90 minutes) with one of our Gasper landscape designers. Design consultations are scheduled in office, Monday-Friday, during daytime office hours.

What to do to get ready for your Design Consult

Your individual designer will reach out to you via email to confirm your appointment and request additional information needed for the consult.  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
  • If you have deer  that visit your yard
  • How much time do you have for maintenance
  • Whether 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 attachment sizes.  Also please take close up photos of any existing plant material in the design area so that they are easier to identify.  Color prints are also acceptable.  Please do not rely on photos on your smartphone; they are really too small and therefore hard 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 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 purchases of $325 gift cards) or contact our landscape division to see if the scope of your project may be better suited to our landscape & hardscape division.

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