What a Garden Coach can do for you:
Hiring a garden coach is a little like hiring a personal trainer for your garden. The role of a garden coach is to show the homeowner how to make improvements and maintain their landscape to achieve their goals.
A homeowner can expect a garden coach to help them evaluate their landscape and then make recommendations for upgrades, improvements, etc. that will allow the homeowner to bring their landscape in line with their vision for it. These recommendations can be in the form of a landscape plan, a goals list broken into specific tasks, how to instructions (written or hands on), maintenance tips and contractor and materials resource lists. Generally a garden coach doesn’t get heavily involved in the actually installation of the plan. Think of the old saying, “Give a man a fish; you have fed him for today. Teach a man a fish; and you have fed him for a lifetime.” (Author unknown) I would liken a garden coach to the person teaching someone how to fish.
Hiring a Garden Coach can save you money:
If you are a do it yourself type that wants to get your hands dirty but needs some guidance to help avoid costly mistakes, then consult with a garden coach. If you can put in some sweat equity instead of hiring someone to do a turn key job, then hiring a garden coach to help you plan your landscape makeover would be a good choice for you.
My emphasis as a garden coach is to ensure that you have the knowledge and resources that you need to create the landscape that you desire and allow you to save money creating that landscape. See the types of services that I offer by visiting my garden coach profile. You will also find free and low cost gardening resources that might help answer your current garden related questions. E-mail me at contact@EclecticDesignChoices.com to set up your initial consultation or ask me questions about how I can assist you in creating your own piece of paradise.
EDC Gardening Publications:
Custom PVC Trellis Design: This 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inch, 24 page booklet shows you how to make three different styles of trellises for various vegetable crops. (One style has information for building two different sizes.) The supplies that you will need should be easily found at your local hardware or home improvement store. The information in this booklet includes shopping lists, tool lists, exploded drawings, parts lists and step by step instructions. $6.00 including shipping. (Sales tax will be added for TX customers during checkout.)
Strawberries - Sweet Success: It doesn't take a lot of space to produce a bumper crop of strawberries. (Note: The strawberries in the photo with the info sheet are not home grown, as I needed to take a photo outside of my local strawberry growing season.) This double sided, legal sized flyer provides insights and tips for a successful strawberry harvest. $2.45 including shipping. (Sales tax will be added for TX customers during checkout.)
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