As a Garden Coach, we guide our clients in rejuvenating their existing gardens by offering design suggestions during a walk-through of the client’s property. We answer their questions and provide horticultural advice on plants, pests, diseases, soils, pruning, and so on. We teach our clients to plant, prune and nurture their garden sustainably.

We charge by the hour with a 2-hr minimum. We recommend the client take notes or record our conversations for future reference. That said, our consultation session can be followed by our Garden Consult Report (PDF) that includes our ideas and recommendations as well as list of resources. Time charged for the report can range from 3-6 hours, depending on the scope of the project.

We also offer a ‘customized’ Garden Calendar (PDF) that details what to do in your garden every month. Time charged for the report can range from 3-6 hours, depending on the scope of the project.

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During our garden coaching sessions, we have answered questions related pruning fruit trees, growing tomatoes, fertilizing roses, caring for lawn, getting rid of ivy, soil health and so on. Here are a couple of scenarios that we have faced during these sessions –

Ann: “I love plants. Every time I visit a nursery, I can’t resist buying one. This is my plant collection. Can you tell me where to plant them?”

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Garden Coach: “I can help you apply the design concept of ‘Right plant, Right Place’ to place these plants and provide tips on growing them sustainably. Let me show you…”

John: “I would like to see some seasonal color in here. But I have no idea what plants will do well here.”

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Garden Coach: “I can suggest a list of perennial and annual plants that thrive well in full sun, so that there is color in every season. Here is how you would go about…”

Container Plantings are one of our specialties. Be it indoor or outdoor, we can create stunning focal points on your property using “thrillers, fillers and spillers.” This seasonal splash of color is brought to you on a time (per person per hour) and material basis. This service can be setup on a semi-annual basis as well.

We also provide Estate Management services, with focus on pruning the right way, on a time (per person per hour) and material basis. We partner with our sub-contractor to provide lawn work, seasonal cleanups, and mulching.