Sometimes we just don’t have the time to engage in maintaining the plant life on our properties. But sometimes, we might actually like to be able to care for our plants ourselves if it didn’t feel so intimidating. We might not even know what questions to ask and so we throw up our hands and throw money at the professionals.
For those of you who want to learn more about the plants on your property, their needs and how best to nurture biodiversity in your own backyard, you don’t have to go it alone. We offer Garden Mentoring for clients who would enjoy working alongside us and learning as we go.
What We’ll Do
Together we can identify weeds and how to properly remove them, as well as existing beneficial plant material and how to encourage growth. Side by side, we will keep an eye on trees above that may need pruning for the safety of your property, as well as for the trees’ health. And on the ground, we can show you why, when and how to properly prune your shrubs.
Learn how to use organic principles like “right plant, right place” and how good maintenance practices can eliminate the use of synthetic pesticides and herbicides. From soil tests to compost to leaf mulch, we can teach you how to improve the quality of your soil, which will benefit your entire garden. Perhaps there are perennials that would flourish if moved out of direct sunlight or shade-tolerant ground cover that we could plant that would be easier to care for than a lawn. Whatever the existing conditions, we can recommend trees, shrubs, annuals and/or perennials that would thrive on your land.
Landscape maintenance is about more than just exerting control over our gardens. As homeowners, we become the stewards of the land on which our houses sit. By learning the intricacies of our particular plot of land and how to care for it, we can take pride in sustaining it for future generations.