The Garden Coach - About Us
The Garden Coach - "Because every yard deserves a personal trainer."
My Practices

Beauty & Sustainability.  We all enjoy looking at and wandering through beautiful landscapes.  I am committed to helping you create your perfect outdoor environment as sustainably as possible.  My gardening philosophy is to create beautiful landscapes while peacefully coexisting with nature.  Therefore, I will guide you to save energy which in turn can save you money.

Design. The first step to having a successful garden is a good design. Proper designs coupled with the selection of correct (sustainable) plant material can save you money.  It is important to understand the individual micro-climates in your yard.  The soil, sun, wind, and slope can all effect your plants.  The Garden Coach can help you choose which plants will work where, or perhaps help you find a happier place for ones that need relocating. 

Soil.  The second step to a successful garden is the soil.  I can teach you how to properly prepare a bed so the plants will be happy for years to come.  I am an advocate of organic practices and will show you what fertilizers (if any) to apply and when.  Composting is also an important part in the sustainable gardener's environment.  I can show you how you can make your own natural soil amendments to spread in your yard every year!

Plants. The third step to success is proper plant selection. The Garden Coach is committed to beautiful landscaping while trying to tread lightly. My designs are done based off current inventory at local nurseries as I believe in supporting local businesses and communities.  I  choose plants that will be more likely to thrive and require less maintenance down the road.  In the Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati area this means selecting drought tolerant, deer resistant, and often native species of plants along with tried-and-true ornamental plants.
Water. Water conservation is becoming more and more important.  Recharging our natural waterways is a key component to encouraging a healthy environment. I can show you how to create a rain garden and recycle the water from your roof in a rain barrel. Both of these can save you money and make our environment a little cleaner.  And rainwater is far better for your plants than the processed water that comes from the tap!

Maintenance. Properly maintaining your investment is a final and very important step.  I can share with you how to keep your yard looking its very best while being as environmentally minded as possible. 

Services The Garden Coach Provides:

  • Garden Design-Specializing in: deer resistance, edible landscaping, native plants, sustainable design, rain gardens, and traditional ornamental landscaping
  • Environmentally friendly landscape practices & suggestions
  • Knowledgeable plant suggestions (filling that ‘hole’)
  • Identification of current plants and care instruction
  • Proper pruning techniques & training
  • Deer Resistance Information
  • Organic/Sustainable Gardening
  • Vegetable/edible gardening
  • Money Saving tips
  • On site demonstration and training sessions (planting, pruning, mulching, etc.)
  • Personalized seasonal to-do list
  • Annual bed & container arrangements
  • Get your property ready for selling (curb appeal)
  • Outdoor parties (containers, annuals, etc)
  • Work with your landscape contractor (designs, management)
  • Vacation service (watering, weeding-keeping it going while you’re gone!)
  • Gardening presentations available for your garden club or business
  • Discounted high quality plants grown locally at Ammon’s Nursery.
  • Delivery of your landscape materials from Ammon's. Including mulch,  soil amendments, trees, shrubs, etc.

*For rate and contact information please see my "contact us" page.
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