When designing for clients,  I always ask specific questions about maintenance first.  The most beautifully designed and planted gardens can fall apart after a couple years if maintenance isn’t performed correctly or at the right time.  I address maintenance for all of the gardens that I design in the following forms:

  • Providing maintenance notes for all of the plants that we choose in our designs
  • Coaching you or your gardeners / laborers for a season or two about caring for the new plants
  • Creating a written maintenance plan that contains specific instructions for what to do and when
  • Selecting species and cultivars that fit the required maintenance regime
East Bay Landscape Design Sustainable Bee
Native Sacramento plants and organic methods encourage beneficial insects to reside in your landscape.

I also provide garden maintenance coaching in Sacramento and the East Bay.  I charge an hourly rate for fine gardening services including, aesthetic / hand pruning of small trees and shrubs, perennial management, invasive species / weed identification and eradication approaches, irrigation audit and adjustment. I pride myself in utilizing practices that are good for the long term health of your plants, your soil and our planet.  I stay current on integrated soil and pest management practices. These techniques allow for virtually 0 chemicals to be used in your yard while keeping your gardens in excellent health.