Rusty Shovel Project Planning Services

Measurements, Plans, Takeoffs & Quotes for $250

Measurements, Consultation, Design, 3D Visuals, Material Selection, Budgeting, DIY Construction Help and Contractor Referral Services


Do you have a landscape project but don’t know where to start? You have a pretty good idea of what you want to do, but would like some help formulating that into a solid plan with accurate measurements and some better visuals?

Maybe you’re having trouble getting your significant other to understand the vision you have for your yard, or you’re worried that you might not be able to accurately describe what you want to a contractor and worry about the finished product.

You want some help with a plan, but you’re looking for a quick turnaround to get your project moving forward asap.

Introducing The Rusty Shovel Project Planning Service.

This is the place to start your landscape project. We’ve helped thousands of people landscape their yards, and we can help you too.

Here's how it works in 5 Easy Steps:

  1. Pay for & Book your 1 hour consultation online. This can happen in person at our showroom or virtually by Zoom.
  2. Before that, we’ll come out to your property to gather all the pictures and measurements needed.
  3. We’ll meet to discuss your needs/wants/desires for your yard.
  4. We’ll create a computer blueprint of your yard, complete with a basic 3D walkthrough, material recommendations and quantities.
  5. We’ll help you bring your plans to life. Do-It-Yourself or have us refer a contractor.

Who Is It For?

Our Project Planning Service is for people with shovel-ready projects. You know what generally what you want to do, you just want help with measurements and blueprints with a little advice to go along with it. We’ll also help you visualize thing a bit better with some 3D visuals.

We also know how to get projects built. 

Want to do the work yourself? We love that and we can help with all the construction advice and material selection to get the job done properly.

Rather have the work done for you? Our contractor referral program makes it easy to get multiple apples-to-apples quotes and find the right fit for you and your project.


Joey Lavoie has been in the landscape business for over 15 years. He’s worked as a landscape contractor and in landscape supply.

He has a passion for the landscape industry and loves to use his experience to help people create their ideal space, within their budget, using the proper products and construction techniques.

Having been a contractor, he helps homeowners and contractors communicate to execute on their ideas successfully. 

Can Contractors Use This Service?


If you’re a landscape contractor with a client who needs some work done, but you want to make sure everyone is on the same page with the scope of work, we’d love to help you by creating a blueprint and some 3D images to help you win the project and get to building the yard your clients are looking for.

Send an email to to get started.

Not Sure if This Is Right For You?

We’d love to book a quick call to discuss. We can do that by Zoom, on the phone, or in the shop. If it’s not the right fit, we’ve got other designers to refer you to in order to make sure you get what you need for your project.