Residential Gardens can take many forms. The first step is assessing your property for sun exposure and other site factors and considering the scope of your project. Your garden site may need several hours, several days or several weeks of work to get ready for food production. To properly prepare the space, it might be necessary to remove existing shrubs, trees, or an existing lawn. You may choose to build terraces or low retaining walls to create level gardening spaces, or incorporate arbors or stone walkways into your design. If you would like help figuring out what options might work best in your space, please contact us to schedule an initial garden consultation.
Whether you are planning to make changes to a small portion of your property or overhaul the entire yard, we can build an edible landscape that suits your needs. You can simply build a series of raised beds, or consider adding fruit trees, vines, berries, flowers, herbs, native plants and a variety of “hardscape” features such as stone pathways, arbors and terraces. Whatever your vision, we can help you create functional spaces that remain beautiful year-round.
- Raised Beds for Annual Vegetables
- Arbors for Grapes, Kiwis and other vines
- Perennial Culinary Herbs such as Rosemary, Thyme, Oregano, and Mint
- Perennial Vegetables such as Rhubarb, Asparagus and Artichokes
- Perennial Berries such as Blueberries, Raspberries, Currants and Strawberries
- Medicinal Herbs such as Echinacea, Hyssop and Bee Balm
- Native Edibles such as Evergreen Huckleberry and Salal
- Unusual Edibles such as Horseradish, Wintergreen and Akebia
- Stone patios and/or pathways
- Seating areas and gazebos
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We offer design services ranging from a full landscape plan to providing ideas on how to arrange and organize your garden beds, or anything in-between.
We can use our gardening knowledge to provide information to help you:
- Design a new garden space
- Make your existing garden more productive
- Source local, sustainable materials for your project
- Set up a crop rotation system
- Manage pests and disease using “beyond organic” techniques
- Extend your harvest into the winter months
- Answer any other questions you may have about growing food
Gardens can take many forms, and often the first step is to schedule an initial garden consultation to determine the ideal location, size and structure of your garden.
Your garden site may need several hours, several days or several weeks of work to get ready for food production. To properly prepare the space, it might be necessary to remove existing shrubs, trees, or an existing lawn. In other situations, you may choose to build terraces or low retaining walls to create level gardening spaces. Below are examples of some elements that can be included in a garden installation:
Cedar, Fir or Juniper Raised Beds: We can build just one raised bed or several dozen, depending on your budget and the space available. Wooden garden beds can be custom built to fit just right into your landscape. Common beds sizes (in feet): 4 x 4. 4 x 8. 4 x 10
Mounded Bed Gardens: Some spaces are just right for a simple garden layout of “mounded raised beds”. These beds are most appropriate in flat, level spaces that have an existing soil base. It is easy for us to remove your lawn, prepare your soil and create a mounded bed garden of any size and shape.
Container Gardens: When a patio, deck or driveway is the best location for your garden (because of space or sun limitations), we can help you set up a functional, beautiful container garden. Containers may range from 1 gallon to 50 gallons in size and many container gardens use a variety of sizes depending on the chosen crops and the space available.
Terraced Gardens: If you have a sloping garden site, we can use natural rock or wooden timbers to build a series of terraces. Terraces can quickly convert a difficult space into a beautiful, easy-to-use garden.
Edible Landscapes: Many projects have the potential to expand beyond the borders of annual beds and incorporate fruit trees, perennial berries and herbs, arbors, pathways, and more!
Regular and consiste nt attention is vital to keep a vegetable garden at the peak of productivity and beauty throughout the year. Our maintenance program is designed to help you manage your garden in way that fits comfortably into your lifestyle. For those who are interested in learning to take care of your garden on your own, we always welcome you to join us during our maintenance visits.
We tailor our services to meet your needs, so you can choose from:
1. The Weekly Plan
How it works: Our experienced crew stops by your garden once a week on a specified day from mid-March through mid-November. We bring all the plants, seeds, trellis materials, organic fertilizer, pest control materials and tools. We take care of all the weeding, planting, fertilizing, cultural care, and anything else your garden needs. If you like, we can harvest everything that’s ready and leave it for you in a pre-determined location. You and your family are always welcome to join us on our visits if you’re interested in a learning experience from your garden. If we don’t see you on our visit, we email you with pertinent information on what’s ready for harvest, what’s coming soon, and any other happenings in your garden.
2. The Bi-Weekly Plan
How it works: The bi-weekly plan is the same as the weekly plan, except we stop by every other week instead of once a week. This is a popular plan because it keeps your overall maintenance costs lower. The crucial thing to remember with this plan is that a vegetable garden needs weekly attention to be successful, so you must be willing to get your hands dirty on our off weeks. We help you with this by emailing you information on what will be ready for harvest and any other time sensitive garden tasks each week.
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