Colleen’s is located in Port Orchard and offers garden consultation and landscape design services to the Western Puget Sound area. Onsite garden consultation is available at an hourly rate, with a garden walk through that is helpful for new homeowners or anyone who needs a new perspective. Consultations can include plant evaluation (advice on placement, transplanting, pruning, trouble shooting) and general or specific design advice.
The design services Colleen offers are tailored to the client and the site. Regardless of the size of the lot or the size of the budget, Colleen can help make any landscape project satisfying and successful. Whether a new installation or a yard renovation; Colleen prides herself on listening to her clients’ needs and providing design ideas that solve site problems, improve property value and beckon one outside. Colleen’s custom drafted blueprints provide a map that can be used to obtain meaningful and comparable bids from contractors or for installing one’s own landscape. Complete landscape plans include site evaluation, design blueprints, detailed plant lists and design sketches for fences, paths, water features, and other garden elements.
Colleen helps do-it-yourselfers by providing installation instructions and by sharing the best locations for purchasing landscaping materials. Colleen has a retail nursery license and is always pleased to procure and deliver the top quality plants specified in her landscape plans. For those who choose professional installation, Colleen can recommend a number of proficient contractors for bidding and can provide design oversight during installation in order to make sure the homeowner’s dream garden is installed as designed.
The Value & Benefit of Good Design
A well-designed landscape reflects the style of one’s home, the physical characteristics of the property and the activities one’s family enjoys. Each yard is a personal, creative statement that reflects who the owners are. While increasing the enjoyment of one’s home, an attractive landscape can also increase the property value. A recent study by the American Association of Nurserymen indicates that an attractive yard can increase the value of a property by up to 30%, with an average increase being about 12%. Colleen prides herself on never designing the same garden twice and seeks to make each garden a reflection of its owners’ personality.
A custom landscape plan provides a realistic goal toward which one can work and eliminates costly mistakes. When plants are thoughtfully chosen for their mature size and location, pruning and maintenance costs are reduced. Well-planned recreational areas encourage outdoor activities that physically and mentally benefit the whole family. In turn, healthy landscapes provide habitat for the wildlife around us.
Colleen is available for speaking engagements on topics
already prepared, or developed specifically for your organization. Recent topics
- How to Promote your small business and yourself in
a cohesive and productive manner
- Batty for Bats! Discover Amazing Beneficial Bats
- How to Make a Mosaic Flower Pot
- Tips for Growing Backyard Edibles
all in the Design: Low Maintenance Landscapes
All talks are complimented by
gorgeous photographs presented with PowerPoint or hands-on demonstrations with
complete instruction sheets and material lists. Colleen is passionate about
organic gardening, least toxic pest control and native plants and has shared her
knowledge at the NW Flower & Garden Show, Point Defiance Garden Show,
professional landscape industry groups, Master Gardeners and local garden clubs.