Garden Design & Installation
The first step in designing the perfect garden for you is a site visit from us. We’ll be looking at the lay of the land, soil conditions, sunlight exposure, water access, and we’ll ask about the recent use of lawn chemicals. Based on our observations and your needs we will offer our best plan for you to grow a successful edible garden. We might suggest in-ground beds, raised beds, or container gardening. A sunny patio or balcony might be the best spot to grow. We can work with whatever situation you have.
Our most basic garden bed option is a 4x8 ft in-ground garden bed. Our services for this option include site selection, sod removal, tilling, soil testing/amendments, compost, and mulch. We will leave you with a garden bed ready for planting. We will also provide you with a planting diagram to help get you started and helpful tips for growing food in the city. This option starts at $250. Add-ons with additional costs include irrigation options, trellises, stakes/cages, covers for season extension/pest exclusion, and seedlings/seeds.
Raised bed garden systems are more expensive to build and install but their benefits and ease of use often make up for the added initial cost. A few of the benefits of raised garden beds include less weed pressure, quicker warming in the spring, easier on the back!, avoids problems with contaminated soil, and they have great drainage. When properly maintained, most garden vegetables love growing in raised beds, making them a great choice for backyard gardens. Raised bed gardens start at $600 for a 4x8 ft bed and include all materials, labor, and supplies required for the building and installation of the bed as well as soil, soil testing/amendments, compost, and mulch. Add-ons with additional costs include irrigation options, trellises, stakes/cages, covers for season extension/pest exclusion, and seedlings/seeds. Raised beds can be constructed out of a variety of materials and can be created to blend into your existing landscaping or designed to be the focal point of your yard. The final cost of raised bed gardens can vary significantly based on materials used and site circumstances.