At Estabrook's we know attractive landscaping adds beauty and value to a home. We now offer our Plan Before You Plant service - the ideal solution for the do-it-yourself homeowner who needs landscape design assistance. Plan Before You Plant focuses your efforts and budget by addressing one area at a time.
Plan Before You Plant saves you money.
Plan Before You Plant saves you time.
1. Getting Started
Purchase our Plan Before You Plant service at an Estabrook's store register or by phone, and our designer will contact you to schedule an appointment at your home.
2. On-Site Consultation
During your one hour consultation, you and the designer will walk the area to be designed and discuss options and ideas.
3. Completed Plan
In about a week, the designer will complete your plan and have it ready for your review. You'll receive a landscape package including a full color print of your landscape design, plant and materials estimate, and planting instructions.
4. Personal Shopping Service
You'll get one-on-one time to select your plants from Estabrook's quality nursery stock.
About Our Design Consultant
Tim Walsh has worked with Estabrook’s since 2007. As a gardener and designer, Tim is especially interested in native plantings, naturalized hardscapes, organic methods, backyard vegetables and herbs, and community gardening. Tim also operates his own small landscaping business specializing in small-scale installations and sustainable plantings. One of his projects – a fieldstone wall among apple trees in Brunswick – earned first prize in Blue Rock Stone Center's 2007 "Get It Set It!" competition.
Tim holds a Bachelor's degree in History from Bates College, a Master's degree in American Studies from George Washington University, and an Associate's degree in Architectural and Engineering Design from Southern Maine Community College, where he currently teaches CAD (computer-aided design) and other courses. He can be reached most easily at 207-756-2141 or via email at email@example.com.
See your landscape solution with our state-of-the-art design software
Our Design Consultant will meet with you at your home for a thorough and systematic review of your current - and desired - landscape. In addition to addressing your concerns and making specific recommendations, our consultant will formally assess the broad range of site conditions and prepare a 2-page analysis for your future reference. This service is especially useful for customers who do most of their own gardening but have concerns about particular problem areas.
Price: $100 (90 minutes)
Plan Before You Plant Service
Following an initial on-site consultation and discussion, our Design Consultant will produce a detailed scale drawing, with annotations and plant list and personally review it with you at our Yarmouth location. This is most useful for new constructions or other large-scale re-dos.
Price: $325 (1 area) / $500 (2 areas)
Homes or businesses beyond a 10 mile radius of Estabrook's are subject to additional travel costs.
Other Design Services
Our Design Consultant will be happy to assist with your special design and landscaping needs, whatever the scope and scale, including: master landscape plans for entire properties; review of existing plans; plant placement and project management; commercial landscape plans; zoning or standards compliance; or association and group projects.
Price: $55 / hour
In addition to helping plan your landscape, we can help you complete it. Our Design Consultant continues to provide installation and gardening assistance directly to PBYP clients, from Kennebunk all the way to Brunswick. Whether it's working alongside a client in the garden or supervising a crew, he's more than happy to help.
Quotes for installations and other work are provided on request following the on-site consultation. Please contact our Design Consultant directly at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
More Than Plants
Estabrook's carries and delivers everything you need to plant your landscape.
Loam Compost Bark Mulch Sod Peat Moss
We'll work with you to deliver your plants and materials at times that fit your project schedule. Please let us know if you'd like us to quote a delivery charge.
If you're interested in Plan Before You Plant, please give us a call at 846-4398.