If you would like a consultation,
contact me one of the following ways (text is quicker!):
I charge $95 an hour, one hour minimum.
Extra time calculated in quarter-hour increments.
Cash or checks are fine.
At this time, I don't take credit or debit.
I service Central, South and West Austin to
Spicewood (30 miles west of Austin),
and areas in between.
If you're not in those areas, call me and I can either refer you to someone who covers your area or we may be able to work something out. There may be an extra charge for drive time.
Preparing for a consultation:
If all we have to do is talk, that means you get more information! So here are a few things you can do ahead of time to make sure you get the most for your money.
- Take your plat map (survey map) to Kinko's and have it blown up to a large enough size that you can draw on it easily. (Get six or eight copies while you're there since they're handy for all sorts of things.) Draw in any landmarks or garden features - trees, flowerbeds, sidewalks, lawns, even your house if it's not there already - adding in square feet of each area so I can easily calculate amounts of any compost, mulch, etc., needed.
- On the back of one of these copies of the map, write down your questions in priority order, leaving room for note-taking. You know how you get to the doctor and all of a sudden your mind goes blank? You can't remember why you're there! Or only one of the reasons at least. (I hate when I do that.) So write down your questions right there on the back of that plat map so you can find them easily now and later on down the road. Be sure to write more questions than you think we'll cover - we may not cover them all, but if the first few take less time than you thought, we can go on to other less-important things and get your full money's worth!
- Have a recorder handy. I talk fast, so please record the session! This way you can listen back on it for future reference and to glean every last whiff of benefit from my visit.
- Have any tools we may need handy. I keep basic pruners and a shovel in the truck, but if we'll need anything else such as a ladder, have that out and ready.