By: Laura Mills
I suppose I am a bit of a nomad at heart, I love moving. Not the act of moving which is a chaotic and time consuming toil, but the thrilling effect of moving: a pristine fresh start that’s ready for your personal touch. You have a blank canvas in which you can create a personalized home. While this challenge is exciting indoors; outdoors it can be exasperating, especially if you’re new to the area or you don’t know much about plants. What plants will succeed in this area? What colors should be used? Is this going to cost an arm and a leg?
Planning before you plant is critical to a harmonious, successful and beautiful landscape. A Landscape Plan targets your efforts so areas can efficiently be addressed and prevents the costly process of trial and error. Dennis’ 7 Dees offers a unique and economical service called Planscaper which provides a Free Landscape Plan tailored to your specific site. Click here to view some ‘Planscaper Stories’. This is how the program works:
- Make an appointment and meet with our Landscape Designer at your local Dennis’ 7 Dees Garden Center. They will ask questions to get details about your site,
- Based on the size of the space the Landscape Designer will determine what the rough cost for plants will be, simply purchase a gift card for this value,
- Meet with the Landscape Designer once more to receive the finished Landscape Plan and go over the details,
- Then with Landscape Plan and plant list in hand you can use the full value of your gift card to purchase plants, soil, fertilizer, pottery, garden accents – anything in the store to create your space.
Once you’re home you have the satisfaction of planting your hand-selected plants and creating your personal space based on the plan that was created just for you. If after you receive the plan, you decide you’re too busy, the scope of the project is overwhelming or you’d like to add hardscaping or a water feature, it’s easy to transition the plan to our Full Service Landscape and Maintenance divisions.
If you’ve begun a fresh start and you need a little help or if you simply want a change call or visit any of our Garden Centers for more details or to set-up an appointment and put the plan in planting.