YOU’LL GET BY WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM YOUR GARDEN CENTER FRIENDS: THE DIY SNAPSHOT SERVICE

You know you need a nudge and a little help figuring out where to begin when it comes to your yard. Something isn’t right, it’s just not quite there yet, or has so much more potential to be the space you’ve always wanted, but what comes next? Here’s all you need to know about our DIY SNAPSHOT Service and our new HOUSEPLANT SNAPSHOT Service for your indoor spaces, too!

Q: What is Altum’s DIY Snapshot Service?

A: It’s the perfect place to begin when you know a space in your yard needs help—and you’re ready to tackle it—you just don’t know where to start. DIY Snapshot is for small projects (under $3500) that can typically be tackled in a weekend or less. We developed our DIY Snapshot Service to go beyond selling plants to people. We want to help you find the right plants for your spaces and know what to do next.


Q: Who is DIY Snapshot for?

A: Do-it-yourselfers who just need some guidance to get started.

DIY Snapshot is personal. You snap photos of your space, and send them ahead of our meeting, along with basic measurements of the space and information on exposure (morning sun, full afternoon sun, shade etc.) Then we sit down together to review photos, talk about the look you’re going for, your goals, even plants or colors you love. You leave with the know-how to get the job done.


Q: Give me a few examples of DIY Snapshot projects.

A: You bet.

  • Renovation facelift (possible removal or transplant of existing materials with addition of new plants)
  • Patio or deck surround
  • Curb appeal upgrade (front of your house approaching your entry)
  • Green screen (for privacy or a barrier from the elements)
  • Utility boxes or other unsightly areas

Q: How much does it cost and what does that include?

A: DIY Snapshot is $200. Here’s what it includes:

  • One hour consultation at Altum’s (or virtual if you like)
  • Discussion of goals + preferences for a specific area
  • Ideas + recommendations from a plant placement professional
  • Placement sketch using your photo(s)
  • Walking discovery + intro to plants
  • Materials list
  • Plant care resources (so you can plant like the pros)
  • $25 gift card

Q: What can I use my $25 gift card on and do I have to use it the same day?

A: Anything for your project! And no, you do not need to use it the same day, but most people are excited to get started.


Q: When can I come in to meet and how long does the process take?

A: We’re flexible! Please check the calendar when you sign up online or ask for the first opening when you call or stop in. The DIY Snapshot meeting takes one hour. And DIYers can tackle most projects in a weekend or less.


Q: If there is one thing to remember about DIY Snapshot, what would that be?

A: We designed this service to empower do-it-yourselfers, and to give you the confidence and knowledge to be successful.


Q: What if I HAVE THE SAME QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT TO BUY/PLANT WHEN IT COMES TO HOUSEPLANTS?

A: We hear from people all the time who have no idea what to do in a particular corner of their home, just that they need to do something. We designed the free Houseplant Snapshot Service to have a little fun and to empower you with ideas and options. The right plant, right place for the right person.


Q: How does the HOUSEPLANT SNAPSHOT SERVICE work?

A: Get started here. Snap some photos of the space(s) and the surrounding area. Tell us about your light situation in this spot and where your plant would sit. We’d love to hear about your style and your level of commitment. No judgement, we just want to match you with a plant that makes the perfect roommate. You can include all of this info and more on the form at the bottom of the page.

Once we receive your info, we’ll be in touch to schedule a free, masked and in-person get-together, or a virtual session. You’ll receive a list of houseplants for your space, ideas and recommendations from a professional and plant care resources.


Q: Give me some examples.

A: Sure.

  • I want an easy-care, low-light plant for my windowless office.
  • I need a plant that will add some height and texture to my large, open-concept living room.
  • I want something different for me or my ___________.
  • I’m a new plant parent and want something I won’t kill. Make it easy, please.

Q: AND HOUSEPLANT SNAPSHOT IS FREE?

A: It’s free!


Q: Will you be able to get to my project right away?

A: We recommend scheduling an appointment as early in the off-season as possible. We’ll work with you on your goals and timelines.


Q: How do I get started with either service?

A: Just hop online and go to PLANTING SERVICES to sign up, pay and reserve your spot with us!