Landscaping Book Package
Landscaping Book Package

Get both our popular landscaping books together with their accompanying e-book versions for a discounted price! This is the total package for DIY landscaping.

55 Myths, Tips and Secrets is Bend’s first landscaping and gardening book. The Book has 172 pages with 3 sections. The first sections ten chapters cover our local issues and conditions and an overview of landscaping concerns. The second section relies on proven consulting questions and ideas to help customize your projects design. The third section includes the 55 Myths, Tips, and Secrets index and a local resource guide.

Ultimate Simple Landscaping is our newest book and hot off the press! It’s even guaranteed to save you time, money, frustration and/or add value to your project. Successful landscapes aren’t accidental. The book provides local resources and key information you can use immediately.

$35.00 Add to cart
Gift Certificate
Gift Certificate

Gift certificate good on all trees, shrubs, prennials at Bend Pine nursery, including delivery and planting services.

$50.00$500.00 Select options
Planting Consultation
Planting Consultation

Consultation with Tree expert Sarah Whipple.

  • On Site consultation
  • Tree and plant selection and placement
  • Tree/and plant diagnosis for disease or other issues
  • Irrigation, and landscape trouble shooting


Planning with input from experienced professionals will serve you in accomplishing your landscape goals. Having a trusted contractor and a clear proposal are both crucial, but without participating in the designing process yourself, you won’t get the best results.

$75.00 Add to cart
Landscaping Consultation
Landscaping Consultation

Consultations on site in Bend with Fred Swisher (about an hour). Landscape design and troubleshooting includes solutions for water features, low maintenance landscape conversion and problem sites. This consultation also includes the landscaping book of your choice.

Landscaping is unlike most major purchases, because you buy it, before it is built. It’s not always easy to know what you will be getting. Planning with input from experienced professionals will serve you well. More than other construction trades, Landscaping requires clear and specific goals. Trust is a key factor. Clarity of the project proposal is needed. However, without participating in the design process yourself – you just can’t get the best results.

We always recommend doing your homework. Research is cheap insurance. By working through the planning process even if you decide to deviate from the drawing at least you’ll know why and have a sense of the trade offs required to do so. You may decide a drawing is unnecessary and save that money towards your project. We implement what comes from the planning process and we toss drawings. It can easily be argued that 2 dimensional drawings just can’t capture 3d space over time. This is the value that consultations offer, as well as better options, which quite often are less money.

$179.00 Add to cart
Sale! Landscaping Package Discount
Landscaping Package Discount

Save $500 on $2500 Low Maintenance Landscape package

Package includes trees and plants from Bend Pine Nursery, materials, equipment rental and labor.

Totaling $2000 in any combination needed. Also includes $500 design and site analysis. Guaranteed to meet your expectations or you can cancel and get refund within 30 days – for any reason. After 30 days all design work will be deducted (at normal rate) from any refund. Fred does his projects personally and it’s a first in first served basis. If you are outside Bend by much please call for scheduling: 541 382 5188. This package is great for simple treatment of less used areas, but also great to upgrade small important areas especially entries. Fred has been doing both rockscapes and simple landscapes for over 20 years. He’s had his irrigation contractors license for close to 30 years. 

“If you know water systems and plants, with installation experience and have an artistic flair – good things can happen when you landscape”.

$2,500.00 $1,999.00 Add to cart