Durham Garden Coach

We Grow Better Gardeners

Garden Services

I aim to bring you the hands-on advice and training you need to maintain your garden with confidence. My first goal is to advise you in your gardening challenges. My second goal is to make your time in the garden easier and more enjoyable. I will provide you with the knowledge and confidence to make your garden a place you want to spend time in, whether relaxing or working.

My garden services include the following:

  • Garden Design – can involve redesign of existing garden beds or a completely new landscape design.
  • Garden consultation - can include plant identification, what to plant and where, and suggestions for your site from plants to soil amendments.
  • Plant Sourcing

Specialized services include:

  • One-on-one mentoring
  • Personal shopping (I will accompany you to a garden centre to help you choose your plants - or bring them to you)
  • Water-wise gardening
  • Pollinator / Butterfly gardens
  • Native plants
  • Composting
  • Soil testing and soil amendments
  • Ponds / Water gardens
  • Plant identification
  • Plant labels
  • Organic gardening techniques
  • Vegetable gardens
  • Garden staging for curb appeal or real estate sales

How it Works
Your personalized service starts when you contact me. I sit down with you and discuss your specific gardening needs after a detailed one-on-one walk through your site with you. This typically takes an hour to an hour and a half, depending on the size of the property. For this service there is a one time charge of $300. If it takes longer for the initial consultation, there is no extra charge.

Although some of my clients like to take notes, many have found it easier for me to supply them with a written report after the event. This report details plant lists, suggestions, pictures and anything else covered in the initial visit. It follows the chronological order in which the visit took place to make it easier to remember topics covered. The report consists of two entities – a written report which may be followed along with a picture presentation of the topics discussed. As this report is extremely detailed and labour intensive, there is a $300 fee over and above the initial visit fee of $300.

Your garden coaching one-time fee includes any further email or telephone support you require for as long as you live in your current residence. Follow-up visits on-site are $50 per hour.

If a garden design is what you are looking for, there is no fee for the initial visit, after which a proposal will be given to you detailing the work involved and what it will cost. A 25% deposit is required upon acceptance of the design proposal. Further visits will involve taking detailed measurements and sharing the design process with you. Your service doesn’t end with a completed design. My clients receive personalized backup service by phone or email.

Contact me today and get growing!