Residential Services

Horticultural Consulting

Leslie F. Halleck, Senior Horticulturist. M.S., CPH

As a degreed and Certified Professional Horticulturist (ASHS), Leslie provides horticultural consulting services to residential property, farm, and estate owners. Identifying issues and opportunities in your property an landscape before you start a new project or renovate an existing area will save you a lot of disappointment and money in the long run.

Perhaps you need to get good landscape management practices for in place for DIY care, or make adjustments with your current maintenance company. If you have a larger property or estate that needs good horticultural oversight, Leslie can take point. She can plug-in to work directly with you or your professional landscape care company, designer, or landscape architect to make sure the right plants are chosen, placed, and cared for properly year-round. Leslie can also assist with organic methods and small farming projects. We support your work with site and plan review, plant selection and placement recommendations, basic planting plans, existing design enhancements and adjustments, maintenance recommendations, product sourcing, Plant ID, pest & disease diagnosis, treatment recommendations.

Leslie takes a no-nonsense approach to horticulture; if you have a plant where it shouldn't be, or a lawn that's just not going to grow in the shade, she won't mince words with you and she won't promise you it can be fixed if she doesn't believe it can be. You'll always get direct and accurate advice as to action you need to take to get your landscape looking it's best. As a Certified Professional Horticulturist, Leslie is also qualified to provide detailed reports that can be used for documentation, legal purposes, or legal claims.

Consultations can be conducted on-site, in our office in East Dallas (near the Dallas Arboretum), or online or phone when applicable. Leslie's consulting services can be hired as needed or with an ongoing monthly retainer.  Leslie has a 2-hour minimum for consulting services, plus travel time. Ongoing consulting is billed by 1-hour increments.

Jill Mullaney, Horticulturist

Jill is a degreed horticulturist who can help you with your consulting needs for standard-sized residential properties. Not happy with your current plant palette or plant performance? Jill has you covered. Jill provides site consultation for general landscape issues, planting recommendations, pest and disease issues, seasonal color design plans, and planting plans for your DIY landscape projects. Jill also provides plant sourcing services and direct communication with your landscape contractor. Jill still works and provides recommendations with Leslie's guidance and review, so you can be sure that recommendations you receive from either of us are accurate and consistent. Jill also holds a pesticide applicator's licence and is well-versed in both organic and synthetic pest control approaches.

Consultations with Jill can be conducted on-site, in our office in East Dallas (near the Dallas Arboretum), or online or phone when applicable.

Jill has a 2-hour minimum for consulting services, plus travel time. Ongoing consulting is billed by 1-hour increments.

Fees vary by horticulturist. We'll provide you rates and proposals after we've had a brief introductory conversation with you about your property and your needs. We can also help connect you with industry professionals who can install and maintain your landscape.

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