|Service||Timing/ # Visits||Purpose|
|Spring cleanup||Early spring||Cut previous season’s plants down, edge garden beds, clean debris, fluff or replace mulch.|
|Pruning specialist||3x/season: fall, spring, summer||Keep evergreens and deciduous shrubs in shape with proper pruning techniques. No indiscriminate shearing or shrub “balls” (unless you want that!)|
|Organic pest/weed control & monitoring||Spring 3x, summer 3x, fall 1x and as needed||We don’t believe in a “spray everything” approach. Our method is early detection by careful monitoring using organic controls and hand weeding. By encouraging ecological balance, good bugs keeps pests down.|
|Personal Gardener||2x month April to November||It’s like a personal trainer for your garden. Hand pruning, pest monitoring, plant health inspection, dead heading, garden bed sprucing, hand weeding. Leaf mulching in fall to build soil.*|
|Organic U||Any time||Want to learn how to garden organically but not sure where or how to start? Sign up for an hour or a whole education. Pest ID, soil building, how to compost and more. Makes a great gift.
Sophomore: $145/2 hours,
|Soil Improvement||1x year, spring or fall||Great gardens start with great soil. Leaf blowers destroy soil organisms, leaving only minerals. Replenish soil with compost or topsoil and organic fertilizer to improve lawn & shrubs|
|Organic Lawn Care||4x month April to November||Using best practices like mowing at the highest setting, top dressing with compost, mulching fallen leaves and spot hand weeding, your lawn can be naturally green.**|
|Any time for design. Seasonally for installations.||Have your shrubs taken over the house? Has new construction taken out a good portion of your yard? Or are you just ready for a new look? We specialize in high-style, low-maintenance landscape design so you can be a lazy gardener.|
|Pond installation||All season||Design & installation of waterfalls, streams and fountains.
Listen to a babbling brook instead of traffic noise.
*Fall leaves are treated as a resource instead of garbage. We mulch the leaves into your lawn and beds with a special mower that shreds them into tiny pieces, which become food for soil organisms, and free mulch! You won’t notice a difference but your plants will. This method is gaining favor all over the country. See leaveleavesalone.org for more info.
**A natural lawn looks different than a chemical lawn. It’s a quilt vs. a carpet. An organic lawn contains several types of turf grass, mostly medium to deep green. A chemically treated lawn is usually one kind of grass and unnaturally bright green. That is a lawn on steroids, prone to disease and a water hog.