Like a beloved bicycle, hedges require regular maintenance, a steady shower of compliments, and should be chained to the house every night. Lock down your lawn ornaments with today’s Groupon: for $100, you get a two-hour at-home consultation with a landscape architect from Doug Cramer and Associates (a $200 value).
Landscape architect Doug Cramer—an HGTV Landscape Challenge winner—packs 18 years of experience into every lawn-based lavishing. Cramer offers ideas to spruce up the garden gnome’s home with an on-site landscape consultation, in which he views the land as a blank canvas that can, with the proper greenery and lighting, be transformed into a work of art. The two-hour consultation includes recommendations for bed layout, plants, drainage options, hardscape, lighting features, and overall design. A plan is concocted to complement the home’s architecture, reflect the homeowner's personality, and prove to onlooking squirrels that their burrows are anything but dainty. Though drawings aren’t included with this deal, clients will receive an additional $100 savings on landscaping jobs valued at $1,000 or more.