Planscaper® - Free DIY Landscape Design

Measure your space, and we'll help you lay out a plan that works for you!

Cedar Hills, Lake Oswego, SE Portland, Seaside.

Are you a Do-It-Yourselfer?

Our Planscape designer can help!

Would you love to design your own landscape but need help getting started? Join our Planscaper® program at any of our Garden Center locations. We’ll work with you to create a custom, professional landscape design and we’ll give you a list of plants to go with it. The design is FREE when you purchase a Planscaper® gift card that can be used to buy the plants for your project. Planscaper® can be used for new landscapes, trouble spots, the whole yard or even customized container plantings!

Planscaper made my dream of a backyard remodel a reality for my budget. My yard turned out beautiful & I'm proud to say I did the dirty work!

–Amy R., Planscaper customer

Step 1: Complete the Planscaper Kit

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Pick-up in stores or download it online to help you gather information about your space. Use the provided graph paper to sketch the layout of your space to scale. Take photos and send the completed kit to your designer. The more detail, the better - be sure to include things such as wet areas, existing plan locations, utilities & property lines.

FAQ

So there’s really no fee for design and consulting?

Since 100% of the fee goes toward your plant and materials purchase (roughly $500-$1500, depending on the size of your yard), the advice, design and planning are free.

Will the designer come to my site?

No, our meetings take place at the garden center. Pick up or download the Planscaper kit, to help you gather information for the meeting, then call or stop in to schedule an appointment.

What should I bring?

The packet has graph paper and instructions to help you sketch the area you want designed. Then fill out the questionnaire, take photos from different angles and print them out. And be sure to bring along any inspiration you may have such as magazines

Can I use the card at any store?

Sure! It’s good at any of our four garden centers.

Can the designer plan walkways, patios and decks for me?

The design will be a conceptual sketch that can include the position of any features you would like to have in your yard. The planting diagram will show where each plant goes. It’s as easy as paint-by-number. You’ll be able to use it as a master plan.

If I decide I need help with parts of my project, like hardscaping, lighting or irrigation, can you help me?

Yes, our Residential Landscaping Department can provide any additional services, including installation and maintenance.

Do you deliver?

Yes, we do! Call or stop by our garden centers for details. We also offer tree planting services for those larger items.

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Step 2: Meet Your Designer

Call our garden center location closet to you to make an appointment with one of our designers to discuss your needs and budget. Bring in your competed kit and be ready to purchase your gift card.


Step 3: Pick up Your FREE Custom Sketch

Usually about a week later you will have your final meeting to go over the design and plant list I came up with for your project.   We will answer any questions and send you home with some homework to check out the design and plants.  

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Step 4: Get Dirty

Pick up all the gorgeous plants you'll need to embark on creating the landscape of your dreams! Any questions along the way, our staff is trained and ready to help you at any time. 

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Step 5: Need Extra Help?

Our staff is always available to help you pick out plants and can even deliver the plants for you! We also offer a tree planting service for those larger, awkward items.

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