Ask an Expert

$99.00

Do you have landscape ideas or a plan you’d like to review with a designer? Need help finding solutions for a problem area on your property? Want a designer’s perspective on details, color scheme, or the big picture?

Ask An Expert connects you with a Home Outside landscape designer for a one-on-one conversation about your space. Share photos of your yard, ask questions, get answers.

After the call you’ll receive a list of ideas discussed, links to resources your designer mentioned, and the advice you need to proceed with confidence.

What You’ll Receive

Need a designer’s perspective? Get a screenshare consultation and ask the Home Outside experts.

30-Minute Call

Collaborate with a landscape design professional via a screenshare call on your computer or mobile device.

Expert Advice

Get customized and specific design advice from an experienced landscape designer.

How It Works

It’s easy. All you need is a computer or mobile device and an internet connection.

1

Purchase the Ask an Expert service, and we’ll send you our online workbook. Share a few photos of your space and tell us what we need to know to help you.

2

Get together with your designer for your screenshare call and talk about your landscape, goals, and ideas while viewing your photos on your designer’s screen.

3

Receive expert advice, a list of your designer’s notes, and the confidence to move forward with your project!

“My designer listened to what I wanted, and then took it up a notch (or ten) with her recommendations. ”

“I really appreciate your fast response and especially the designer’s vision and comments. ”

“Very happy with the service. These are the bold strokes that only a designer can do, I would have been way too timid! ”

“It was fun working with you, and I definitely appreciate your thoughts. It's nice to have my guesses confirmed and have some new ideas to think about. ”

FAQs

How soon can I talk with my designer?

Once you purchase Ask an Expert on our secure checkout page, you’ll use our short online workbook to send us your questions and photos. Within 24 hours (or on the earliest weekday after a weekend or holiday), your designer will contact you to schedule a screenshare call based on your availability.

If I don't have an internet connection, can we talk on the phone?

If you’d prefer to use your phone, that works too, but you’ll miss out on seeing your designer’s cursor gestures and annotations drawn over the photos and plan.

What if I don't have a property plan?

No problem, we can get a sense of the space from your shared photos and descriptions. You can even send us a ‘napkin sketch’ of your ideas if that’s all you have.

Is there a property size limit for Ask an Expert?

No matter the size of your property, we can always talk about the big picture, design intent, and broad-stroke possibilities in regards to your landscape. If you have questions about small areas of a large property, as long as you send photos of each area, your designer will discuss as much as possible during your call.

Will I be talking to a live person?

Yes, you’ll have a conversation with a designer using your computer or mobile phone’s microphone and speakers while simultaneously viewing your designer’s screen. We do not use video.

What if I like my designer so much, I want him or her to create a landscape design for me?

That would make us very happy! Just purchase one of our Property Plan services, and we’ll deduct the fee you paid for your Ask an Expert consultation.

What if I don't see my question here?

Please use our contact form, and we’ll be happy to help!