We offer professional, high-quality horticultural and landscape services, emphasizing unique design, sustainability, and the long-term health of the landscape.
We provide regular care on a bi-weekly, monthly, or seasonal basis, depending on your needs and priorities. Our garden care services include:
Pruning and dead-heading
* Our approach to fertilizing involves minimal application, as most landscape plants require little or no nutrients beyond what is available in average soil. Additional nutrients are needed for veggies and annuals, as well as some perennials; for this we use quality organic fertilizers and top-dressing. For more information about the use of fertilizers in ornamental landscapes, please visit: s3.wp.wsu.edu/uploads/sites/403/2015/03/phosphate.pdf
Design and Installation
Each of our designs is custom-created to suit your unique needs-- your personal preferences, budget, and the space itself.
Stages of Design and Installation
Initial meeting: In this 30-minute, no-charge meeting, we take the time to meet with you on-site, to gain a general knowledge of your project needs.
Site Analysis and Client Consultation: At this stage we take detailed measurements and photographs, and analyze your space. Meanwhile, we provide various materials for you to consider, so that we can get an in-depth understanding of your personal tastes and preferences. After, we will review this, with you, go over other practical considerations, and create a list of key criteria for the design.
Concept Plan: Using what we learned in the Site Analysis and Client Consultation, a concept plan is created. This will include an overhead projection, and information about proposed plants and materials. The Concept Plan should meet all the criteria set out in the previous stage.
Planning: After the Concept is approved, by the client, and and necessary modifications are made. We will prepare, as necessary, construction drawings (for hardscape elements), planting plan, schedules, and estimates.
Site Preparation: The site first will be marked out, at which point we will walk the site with you, and help you see clearly how the design will work in actuality. It is normal to make some minor modifications, at this stage.
Excavation: If part of the design, this is the point at which earth or sod will be moved/removed, as well as any unwanted trees, shrubs or other plants. (Whenever possible, we create designs that first utilize the features and plants already on-site.)
Construction: Hardscape elements are created (whether by us, or by subcontractors) which may include paving or other stone, retaining walls, wooden structures, paths, edging, irrigation, and water features, etc.)
Mulching of planting areas: We highly recommend the use of coarse wood chips to mulch all planting areas.
Planting: After any necessary modifications are made to the planting plan, it’s time for the really fun part-- the plants! Raking back the mulch, as needed, each plant is put in the ground with the utmost of care. For details on our planting practices, click here.
After Care: Once your garden has been created, we will provide you with useful information on how best to care for it, including watering, fertilizing and other tips.
Sometimes, all you need is the right information to help you care for your own garden. Our Consultation service will include:
Site Visit: We will walk the property first with you, addressing specific concerns, then on our own to make detailed notes and analysis. This usually take ninety minutes to two hours.
Consultation Report: Using the information gathered, we will create a detailed report which describes your garden and how to care for it, and addresses all of your specific concerns.
Consultation Meeting: You will be given the your personal Consultation Report in hardcopy and PDF, and we will go over each part of it with you.
If you need more than information to sort out your outdoor space, we can help by providing one-time clean-up. Whether it’s overgrown beds, or trees and shrubs in need of restorative pruning, we can help. Some clients chose to continue with regular garden care.