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Garden Coaching

As a gardening coach, my main goal is to help you gain confidence in your gardening abilities and land stewardship. You will receive support and guidance to cultivate a thriving and more sustainable garden landscape. During our coaching sessions, we can explore a wide range of topics tailored to your needs and interests. Here are some reasons to consider hiring a garden coach, along with sample topics we can cover:

  • Sustainability and Environmental Focus:

    • Strategies for making your landscape more sustainable and environmentally friendly.

    • Incorporating native plants to enhance biodiversity and support local ecosystems.

  • New Homeowner Guidance:

    • Plant identification and care guidance for newly purchased homes.

    • Assistance in understanding and caring for existing plants.

  • Fruit and Vegetable Gardening:

    • Guidance on growing fruits and vegetables for personal consumption or sharing with others.

  • Landscape Expansion:

    • Assistance in expanding your existing landscape with new plants.

  • Site Evaluation and Soil Improvement:

    • Soil testing and recommendations for soil improvement to support healthy plant growth.

  • Landscape Improvements:

    • Suggestions for enhancing your landscape's overall appearance and functionality.

  • Specific Garden Concerns:

  • Addressing specific questions and concerns related to your garden.

  • Curb Appeal Enhancement:

    • Strategies for enhancing curb appeal through landscaping and plant selection.

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  • Plant Recommendations and Selection:

    • Recommendations for suitable plants based on your preferences and garden conditions.

    • Guidance on selecting and purchasing plants.

  • Plant Care, Placement and Planting Techniques:

    • Expert advice on plantings in conjunction with hardscape projects proposed by landscaping company.

    • Proper placement and planting techniques to optimize plant growth and aesthetic appeal.

    • Plant care including pruning techniques and mulching.

  • Vegetable or Herb Garden Establishment:

    • Assistance in starting and maintaining a vegetable or herb garden.

  • Garden Maintenance Advice:

    • Comprehensive advice on garden maintenance, including planting, watering, and seasonal tasks.​

  • Pest and Weed Management:

    • Identification of pests and weeds, along with management plans to address them.

    • Invasive species identification.

  • Sun Readings and Crop Selection:

    • Assessing sunlight exposure and guidance on selecting crops suitable for your garden.

If you're unsure whether garden coaching is the right fit for you, please reach out to schedule a 30-minute phone consultation.

Are you ready to take the next step and book an in-person garden coaching session, here's how to proceed:

  • Schedule a 30-minute phone consultation: This initial discussion allows me to understand your concerns and garden dreams, ensuring our in-person session is productive.

  • In-person garden coaching session: Our coaching session will typically last one to three hours, during which we'll explore your garden together. We'll address any questions you have, troubleshoot issues, and visualize your garden goals.

  • Detailed written report: Following our meeting, you'll receive a comprehensive report summarizing our insights and recommendations. We're excited to help you create the garden of your dreams!

Note: While the consultation is a stand alone service, it can serve as a prerequisite for ongoing garden design or coaching. Garden coaching fee is $125-$250, depending on the complexity of your garden and your specific needs. Any additional consultations beyond the initial meeting are available at a rate of $50 per hour, further written reports required are included in the coaching fee. Design services are priced per bid.

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