I offer garden consultations to residents in Sacramento and the surrounding valley areas.
These sessions, usually about an hour to 90-minutes, can assist you with:
- clarity on how to best use your space
- how to work around problem areas
- discover what plants would do best in your area
- get DIY advice
- receive feedback on your ideas and projects
Consultations are conducted at your garden site, and each session is followed up with a report summarizing our conversation and, if needed, a list of actionable items for you to make the next steps.
Investment: starting at $200
Ready to get started? Contact me to discuss my availability!
I also take on a limited number of landscape designs, and specialize in naturalist wildlife, pollinator and edible gardens. Please contact me to talk about your project and see if I’m a good fit!
“Before working together, I felt like I had tons of ideas for my backyard, but not enough knowledge to put them all together in a cohesive way or to know what to do first. Melissa was able to listen to all of my ideas and put together a master plan so that I had some guidelines to follow.
Melissa does incredible work – she far exceeded our expectations for our landscape consultation! She listened to all of our ideas and dreams, and was able to work them all into a beautiful master plan. It meets all of our needs and more! The long term vision she put together for us, along with the step by step timeline, helps us think about the work in small chunks, which feels manageable and fun, rather than daunting! -Kayla
“I have a home in Midtown with a small yard, and we would love to use it for entertaining but it had an awkward layout. I would have never thought to use a landscape designer on a small project, but now I actually see that it was probably MORE important to use one!
Melissa did a fantastic job creating a space that is super functional and looks much better than anything I could have come up with on my own. Highly recommended, even if you’re pretty sure you don’t need help! – Jason
“Melissa really listened to what I envisioned for my backyard, and how best to utilize the space and came up with ideas that I would never have thought of myself.
I was overwhelmed by the size the space, and not understanding how best to use it. I had a lot of ideas floating around, but really no way to put it on paper to see how it would all work. That and time, to really think about a design and all of its implications so I knew it was time to go to a professional.
I would say that Melissa really listens, and has a passion for helping a client create the space that he/she wants. She is patient and creative and takes feedback well and is willing to make suggestions that could improve initial ideas. She is easy to talk to and really good at responding back to emails. She also is a huge animal lover! – Kathy