Northwest Garden Diagnostics

Services provided:
  • Pest, disease, and other plant health issue identification and reporting.
  • Soil and plant tissue testing (sent to a lab with quick turn-around).
  • Plant Identification.
  • Hands-on assistance with some garden activities.

For appointments and information, contact:
Due to time constraints, most appointments will be restricted to Fridays and Saturdays.

I have a Bachelor's degree in horticulture, a Master's degree in botany, and 20 years of horticultural experience.  I run Northwest Garden Diagnostics as a hobby in my spare time.  Helping people with their plant and garden problems is something I enjoy greatly.


On-site Visits
$45/hr     On-site fee ( $30 minimum ) for diagnosis.
$35/hr     On-site fee ($35 minimum ) for hands-on assistance/education.

Email Consultation (unscheduled, informal, without obligations)
FREE      Inspection of email image submissions (instructions).
FREE      Questions and Inquiries (

Soil & Plant Tissue Analysis
$10          Per-sample collection fee (waived for work that includes on-site visit fees).
$50          Per-sample soil nutrient analysis (high end, could be less depending on needs).
$46          Per-sample plant nutrient analysis.
$76          Combination of 1 soil  and 1 plant nutrient analysis (high end, could be less depending on needs).
$38          Per-sample soil particle size analysis.

Plant Identification
FREE      Email consultation (unscheduled, informal, without obligations) (instructions).
$30/hr     Site visit fee for plant identification only.  Other needed work will raise the fee.   

Reports (pdf, sent via email)
$5           Per-species plant identification written report.
$5           Per-page diagnostic written report.
FREE      No written report.  Email text and/or verbal results only.  No implied obligations.

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