Consultation Services

I am Noelle Johnson and I am passionate about gardening.  I have worked as a horticulturist, certified arborist and landscape consultant for over 17 years in the Phoenix metropolitan area. 

Whether you have just moved to the desert and have no idea what you are doing or maybe you are a long time resident and need some assistance with your existing landscape... I can help.

A consultation not only helps you to have to achieve an attractive garden, but can save you money by suggesting appropriate plants, placement and maintenance scheduling.

Most people over-prune, over-water and over-fertilize when their plants don't need it.  In addition, they have plants that struggle to survive in our hot, arid climate and often waste money buying trees and plants in larger sizes from the nursery when smaller sizes will work just fine.

The focus of my consultations are to help people to use beautiful, low-maintenance plants that are adapted to this area and learn how to take care of them.

**Summer is a great time to get a plan ready for your garden since fall is the best time to add new plants to your landscape, so get a head start by planning now.**


BASIC CONSULTATION: I visit your landscape/garden and we do a walk through together talking about how your use your landscape what you your needs are: low-maintenance, color, more interest, etc.  I will help you identify what plants you currently have and how to care for them.  Verbal recommendations for what plants should be removed, pruning guidelines and new plant suggestions will be covered. Irrigation guidelines are also included. $195

The following can be added to the basic consultation, if desired

WRITTEN REPORT OF CONSULTATION: I will prepare a detailed, written report from our meeting together with all of my recommendations including design suggestions, a personalized photo plant list, how and when to prune, irrigate and fertilize.
Basic consultation fee + $200
*Fees are higher for properties larger than 1/3 of an acre - contact me for an estimate.

I will re-visit your garden and make verbal suggestions for an 'tweaking' needed including any recommended changes in maintenance, plant replacement, etc. $150

For those of you who have a series of gardening questions that you need answered, I offer 'virtual' landscape consultations, which begin at $150.  Contact me for more details at

Payment is due at time of service.

I currently work with golf courses and HOA's providing consulting services, including creating custom plant palettes (filled with attractive, drought tolerant and low maintenance plants) in addition to recommended maintenance guidelines, (which decrease unneeded maintenance while increasing the beauty of formerly, overpruned plants).  Other services are available, please contact me for further details.

I offer consulting services in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area.  I do occasionally offer consults in areas further away depending on how busy I am.  Please contact me for details. 

Please email me to set up a consultation -

I look forward to working with you.

- "My husband and I bought a house earlier this year. What attracted us to the house was its serene Zen-like desert landscaping, which later we found out Noelle designed. We recently did a basic consultation with Noelle to learn more about the plants and how to maintain them. She is a fountain of knowledge about how to get plants to thrive in our harsh climate. She identified all of the 35 plus plants in the yard and patiently and clearly explained how to water, prune and otherwise care from them. Noelle is also a landscape artist. She had great ideas about plants to add that would develop the yard's texture and color." -(Deirdre P. Ahwatukee)

- "I learned so much from you while you were here and now I'm more excited about my garden and its future. I've started the work you suggested and now that I know what I'm doing, I'm enjoying it tremendously." (Miki H. Buckeye)

- "I can't sing your praises enough!  I am so excited about all of your suggestions."  Linda P. (Phoenix)

- "It was so nice to meet you.  Your advice was useful and I know will help us create the yard we look forward to.  The notes were perfect.  Thanks again."  Karen B. (Surprise) 

- "Noelle, thank you for the great information. Your visits and reports were exactly what I hoped for - I now have confidence that I can take care of my yard and plants."  Meg C. (Tempe)


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