Wouldn't it help to see the design before it is planted?
This is how it is done with digitally imposed images.
"Before" and "After" Images of Past Projects
Plants have a powerful effect on people. We love their colors, their fragrance and textures, the way they move in the wind, their fruits and flowers and the birds and insects they attract. Taking care of them is healthy, relaxing, and enjoyable, and it can also be rewarding.
Landscaping is one of the few improvements that adds more value to a property than it costs to install. It can add between 7 and 15 percent to a home's value, and a mature tree can often have an appraised value of between $1,000 and $10,000.
Landscaping can also provide practical low-cost solutions to a number of site problems. Plants can control dust, prevent soil erosion, block the wind, provide shade, save energy, minimize sound and increase privacy. They can also increase the 'usability' of your yard, and provide an opportunity to set your home apart as you view it from the outside.
Whether you are considering a large project, need a hand cleaning up in the fall or help diagnosing a problem, Winter Greenhouse is here to help you get the job done. Our new Landscaping Brochure offers additional information.
How to get started?
The planning process for a larger project begins with gathering as much information as possible about the site and about your particular needs and wishes. It is helpful to fill out a questionnaire and draw in your measurements on a site plan before the meeting. These can be picked up at the Greenhouse or found on our website.
Then we arrange a visit with you at your place and look over the areas you would like us to work on. We take photos and measurements, then make computer-aided drawings and images to fit the situation. Most people are happy for the before and after images of their sites, as it helps greatly to be able to visualize the final results. Finally we arrange a consultation at the greenhouse to go over the plan and images, as well as present the quotes for the plants, materials, and installation, if that is wanted.
What does it cost?
We have 3 basic plans you can choose from:
Greenhouse Consultation ~ $199
You bring in measurements and images and we work on it at the greenhouse without an on-site visit. This design option is for a small to medium size area. For instance - one side of your house.
On-Site - Medium Area ~ $349
We will come to your house and take the measurements and images we need. This design option is for a small to medium size area. For instance - one side of your house.
On-Site - Master Plan ~ $599
We will come to your house and take the measurements and the images we need. This design option is for all 4 sides of your house or an equivalent of 4 photo shots.
Please Note ~ Prices could vary according to the extent of the areas we are dealing with. We charge an additional trip charge of $1.25 per mile (round-trip miles) when we come out for an on-site consultation.
Landscape Service ~ For any other service including plant delivery, installing, spring and fall clean up we charge $60 an hour plus $0.75 per mile (total miles). Additional charges will be applied for other equipment when applicable.
Our Guarantee ~ All our trees and shrubs have a 100% replacement guarantee for one year from the date of installation. We follow each job up with a visit later in the year, or the following year, to make sure you are completely satisfied with the results.
How is it done?
What our customers say…
'Our new home in Barnes had landscaping and large gardens that were overgrown, neglected and complicated with drainage issues. From our first encounter with Winter, through project completion, we experienced only professionalism, creativity, reliability, dependability and kindness…from everyone. Every day, your entire team arrived early with energy, passion, efficiency and an unparalleled work ethic. Their days were long and physically intense. Their pride in their work and their desire to create a beautiful and peaceful escape never wavered. In a project of this scope, we anticipated unforeseen issues and changes in plans. Winter Greenhouse is creative and flexible in finding ways to stay within budget and fair and honest when deviations arise. We put this video together with deepest gratitude for all of you. We know this year will continue unfolding beauty even beyond last year and we look forward to the spring blooms we have never even seen. Without reservation, and with sincere enthusiasm, we would recommend Winter Greenhouse again and again.'
Stephanie Marshall and Mike Adelson, Barnes
'We returned from Milwaukee on Tuesday and wanted to tell you were beyond amazed and pleased over the beauty and results of the landscaping. Way better what imagined! Furthermore I was extremely impressed with the professionalism of your staff and how hard they worked with their goal to make everything perfect. Thank you so very much! Should you need to use us for a reference or recommendation to another potential client we would be happy to oblige. Enjoy the rest of your summer! Thanks again Kelly and Mark!'
Nancy Kell and Jim Meyer
'I just wanted you to know we are thrilled with the plantings!! Carrie, Chris, and Joe were totally awesome. I can't compliment them enough. They surely went the extra mile . Thank you for making our home a little slice of paradise.'
Dave and Vicki Shaffer
'We are satisfied landscaping customers, having Kelly and her team at our place last summer. They arrived early and stayed late, working right through the rain that threatened to shorten their day. We appreciated their collaborative style, integrating plants we already had with the new ones, designing as they went, with the result being the natural feel and look we were hoping for when we first talked through the design process with Kelly. An extra bonus was their problem solving ability in working through a drainage issue we had. We are very pleased, and have received many compliments. As we look to our future landscaping projects, we would certainly enjoy working with them again.'
Dorene and Neal
'We did a massive project with the people from Winter Greenhouse, last summer, on our home on Teal Lake in Sawyer County. It is not an overstatement to say that we radically transformed the face of our lot. We met many times before we physically started the work. It was an enjoyable, inclusive , creative experience. It is also a spectacular finished project. I found the team we worked with to be very inclusive and extremely creative . They wanted everything to be what we wanted and nothing less . We honestly missed having their team around, when it was finished. It was a first class experience in every way.
John and Sue Grady
'The best gift that someone gave me was to recommend Kelly Larsen & Winter Greenhouse to redesign my mother's garden. After 10 years of neglect, she and her incredible team transformed the garden into a magical place infused with vibrant colors. She was able to take my vision for the garden and create it into an extraordinary space. I found working with Kelly that she is reliable, dependable, knowledgeable, professional, open to ideas, follows-through, and easy to work with. Although she was already booked with other customers she certainly was worth the wait. I was so thrilled with what her amazing team accomplished in a single day that I couldn't wait to give her more projects. After visiting the spectacular Winter Greenhouse grounds, I identified other areas on our property that could benefit from additional greenery and flowers, which again would create a breathless and peaceful space.'
Danielle R. Krol
'Bravo! Bravo! Bravo! What a wonderful performance by the Winter Greenhouse landscaping team! Kelly, Mark and the team were professional, dedicated, talented, accommodating, hardworking, and personable. The entire process from design to implementation was a pleasant experience. We have nothing but praise for the Winter Greenhouse team! We thought it would be difficult to improve on the natural beauty our place on the edge of a beautiful lake in the northwoods. But Kelly and Mark's design has significantly enhanced our place and added to its beauty, serenity, and enjoyment. The results have far exceeded our expectations. Many thanks to the Winter Greenhouse team. We recommend them without reservation!
Earl and Linda Cook
'It was great working with you last fall. What stood out was the team work in getting the job done on time. Everyone had their area of expertise but had no problem when stepping up to help the other. Thank you for a job well done.''
'Our landscape experience with Winter Greenhouse was exceptional! Kelly and the entire team were knowledgeable, creative, inspiring, hard working, and became like "family" to us over the time of our project. They did a fabulous job throughout the entire process… from design to installation. The project came in on time and on budget. Any issues that came up, they addressed immediately and had solutions that worked flawlessly. It was sad to see them drive away on the last day of the project… they turned our yard into a "Winter Greenhouse Wonderland". We told the crew that we believe our yard is as beautiful as their gardens at their landscaping center.'
Norb & Pam Biderman - Birchwood
'WOW, AWESOME, INCREDIBLE, in artistic harmony with nature and the environment - the house, garage, lake, green area all fit together as one landscape. These are only a few of the many, delightful compliments we are receiving on the recent landscaping. The increase in birds and butterflies also give testimonial of their approval. We have been long time customers of Winter Greehnouse. After many years of looking over your gardens and stock we finally decided to do the major landscaping. We are pleased that we did. The entire Winter Greenhouse staff was professional, dedicated, enthusiastic, and passionate about what they do. We would recommend you highly to anyone.'
Mary & Darrell Foss - Winter
'I've been a long time customer of the Winter Greenhouse and every visit I would languish in their shade garden. I worked with Kelly at the Greenhouse to recreate that look in my wooded back yard. Kelly did a site visit and then a computer drawing so that I could visualize the completed garden and that was a very helpful step. The crew arrived exactly the day they said they would and the job was completed on time and on budget. They were attentive to what we wanted to achieve and respectful of how much we were able to spend on the project. We're looking forward to enjoying our woodland garden!'
Bev Dukerschein - Artisans, Glen Flora
'We contacted the Winter Greenhouse and requested that they put together a landscape plan that we could do in phases over the next couple of years. After seeing how great the new plantings made the home look, we released them to start the entire project the first week of September. Kelly and her crew were extremely competent, diligent and a pleasure to work with on our project. I would recommend them highly to anyone considering doing any kind of landscaping.'
Tom & Michelle Koehler - Moose Lake
'Dave and I just wanted to say thank you for the incredible work you did with our landscape and gardens. We never imagined our property could look so beautiful! Your dedication, enthusiasm & attention to every detail was beyond our expectations. We have magnificent color spring through fall & winter interest for us and the birds too! You folks are truly talented and passionate about what you do, we would recommend you to anyone! Thanks again…we couldn't be happier!'
Vicki & Dave Shaffer - Stone Lake
'We cannot say enough about the services we received from the Winter Greenhouse Staff and workers. They truly love what they do and their completed projects really reflect this. We were dealing with a time crunch and a budget to get everything prepared for our sons graduation party. We spoke with the Greenhouse Staff and they were able to fit us into their schedule and completed our projects with 2 days to spare and below budget. They were prompt, reliable and very knowledgeable. We expressed what we liked and our concerns with the deer and bunnies and the Greenhouse staff knew exactly what to use for our flower beds and landscaping. They provided us with beautiful blooming plants from spring well into fall and we didn't have any problems with the animals. They guarantee their work and plants and followed up with us by phone and a visit. It was well worth it to have the Winter Greenhouse complete these projects for us and we would highly recommend them.'
Lori & Bob Van Winkle, Winter
'On a business, and personal level we have had the pleasure of working with the Winter Greenhouse for many years. When it comes to landscaping we find that many of you customers do not know where to begin. There is a general idea of how they want it to look or what flowers, water fountain or trees they want, but how to make it beautiful is the difficult part. However, we know that all we need to do is call Jim Wilson and his team of experts out to meet with you. Jim will jump on board and see to it that everyones vision is met. No matter what the budget, you can bet you will be satisfied for many years to come.
'P.S. This past October my daughter was married and when we approached them about doing the floral arrangements and centerpieces, they were a bit surprised. They had not done any weddings before, however, they met the challenge. Every flower in the place was beautifully done.'
David Cecil, Dave Cecil Builders, Inc. Birchwood
'The great folks from Winter Greenhouse arrived with a van and a trailer and proceeded to unload all our plants, trees, and shrubs, a large pile of mulch, a huge rototiller, several Danish wheelbarrows, and all the soil amenities needed in our very sandy location. They set to work and everything was planted in one day. It was amazing! It would have taken us all summer to do what they did in one day. We are so glad that we asked them to help us!'
David and Karen Saarinen, Iron River
'From planning to planting, Jim and the Winter Greenhouse staff were prompt and professional in coming up with creative solutions to our design and landscaping needs. Their software allowed us to visualize the design from concept to acceptance. Their attention to detail continues with advice and support in regard to the health and maintenance of our grounds. We couldn't be happier with how Winter Greenhouse has enhanced our building and our community.'
Dr. Gene Roush, Radisson Clinic
'I am most thankful for the enhancement of the natural beauty of our wooded home on the lake, the imagination and creativity demonstrated and the absolute joy to work with all of you.'
Carl Heltne - Barnes, WI
'After a short, enjoyable visit to the greenhouse and a visit with Jim Wilson, I decided to have Winter Greenhouse landscape my new home. Never once during or after the process have I regretted that decision. The result was everything I had hoped for. Despite a very hot, dry summer all the plantings have survived and are wintering over now. I look forward to additional projects with Winter Greenhouse and wish them all the best. I would be happy to personally convince any potential customers to hire Winter Greenhouse to take care of their landscaping needs.''
Tim Browne - Cable, WI
'I love the new garden and it's the first thing I check on every morning. Everyone from Winter was fabulous to work with and I had so much fun with each of them. Thanks so much for all your work and help with this. I really appreciate it and will be a good steward of everyone's hard work.''
Jane Streets - Bruce, WI
'Let me begin by saying both of us were extremely pleased at the great job you performed. The choice of plantings, the preparation, and the personal touch couldn't be beat. We are excited for spring to come and see all the plants begin to bloom again. I hope you realize how much we appreciate your fine work.''
Dennis & Nola Chase - Birchwood, WI