Garden Coach

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Whether you’re a novice gardener, a first time homebuyer, or are just looking for a fresh opinion on how to solve problem areas of your yard, garden coaching can be tailored to meet your needs.  Think of me as a personal trainer for your garden—and for your burgeoning interest in making the most of your home.  And if you’re the DIY type, then I’m here to give you the tools you’ll need to get the job done, sans landscape designer.  I’ll show you how easy it is to do it yourself!

I bring years of gardening experience to homes (and budgets) both large and small, designing comprehensive landscape overhauls, figuring out the right accents to bring gardens to their full potential, and creating outdoor spaces that make the most of each season. Depending on your needs, my initial one-to-three hour consult can focus on:

  • Identifying problem areas in your yard
  • Exploring ways to realize your vision
  • Discussing and implementing organic pest control and fertilizing solutions
  • Assisting in plant selections at your local garden center
  • Sketching new garden areas
  • Identifying and demystifying weeds and unknown plants
  • Pruning to prevent overgrowth
  • Customizing container planting selections
  • Moving and relocating existing plants (I’ll show you how)
  • Coming up with a plan (that you can do!)

Services for homeseller staging include:

  • Designing entryway containers to enchance curb appeal
  • Planting annuals for instant color and interest
  • Pruning overgrown trees and shrubs
  • Mulching(creates an instant facelift)
  • Renting containers, benches, birdbaths, or hammocks, to make your yard appear more usable

Services for new homebuyers include:

  • Separating the weeds from the keepers
  • An introduction to organic gardening
  • How to plan vegetable and herb beds
  • Getting to know your local garden centers
  • Pruning overgrown trees and shrubs