A consultation from us is $125 for up to one hour and includes a comprehensive write-up of the following:
Goals for the client and landscape
Guidance on how to stage and prioritize your efforts
A description and identification of the current plants--invasive, native, non-native
General site characteristics: soil quality, light and shade, irrigation, current structures
Evaluation of current wildlife and ecology
Potential future impacts of land use practices, both within the property and at property borders.
Identification of and solutions for problem areas
- Recommendations for plant material, site preparation, invasive species removal, and benefits of this work
- Foundation information for landscape design
Contact us at Plants@sevenbends.org to schedule your consultation.
We are available 9-6 Tuesday through Saturday for consultations. Saturday hours may vary depending on garden fair schedules. We service the northern Shenandoah Valley and NOVA areas* and are also available for virtual consults through whichever platform works for you.
To help increase access to the types of services we offer, if you are a small non-profit in the fields of environmental conservation or education, we can offer our consultation services for a reduced rate. Please contact Dr. Lacher at firstname.lastname@example.org with inquiries.
*Due to increased gas prices, for sites outside of a 30min radius from Winchester, we may need to charge the standard government mileage rate of 65.5 cents/mile. This enables us to provide services and native plants to more ecosystems within our area.