Need Garden Coaching?


The Natural Garden Coach is here to help you attain the garden of your dreams, naturally.

The term "coach" should bring to mind a person who helps one achieve their goals. That's exactly what I want to do for you. I'm here to offer my gardening expertise, whether it's to suggest the appropriate plants for your situation and their care, boost your knowledge of how to care for your landscape in an environmentally friendly way, or give you new ideas for just the right design and planting plans. 

The important thing to understand about garden coaching is that it involves a relationship. A relationship is formed between you and me. I'm there to help you meet and exceed your goals. I'm there to help you learn and together, as a team, we make your ideas come alive and your garden thrive. 

Although I'm versed in many aspects of landscaping and gardening, my specialties include:
  • Gardening for wildlife - the birds, bees, and butterflies
  • Perennial gardens
  • Organic gardening
  • Herb gardening
  • Old garden roses
  • Container plantings
  • Succulents
My Services Include:

Garden Coaching
  • Seasonal to-do list
  • Plant identification and discussion of appropriate plants for your site and north Louisiana
  • When to turn to professional labor
  • Training in proper pruning techniques
  • How to turn your garden into a more sustainable and more environmentally friendly garden
  • Troubleshoot problem areas
  • Validation or enhancement of your design ideas
  • Plant shopping
  • Build container arrangements around your pool, home or courtyard
  • Stage your yard for an upcoming sale or party   
Planting Plans 
  • Plan a raised vegetable, herb or flower garden
  • Plan a rose garden
  • Plan a garden designed to attract butterflies and hummingbirds
  • Spruce up your current flower beds with new plants
  • Guide to care and maintenance of your new planting plans    
Garden Design
  • Informal planting plans for existing garden makeovers or new homes  
Landscape Makeover Project Management
  • Work with your landscape contractor on an as-needed basis
  • Provide timeline and updates   
Additional Activities
  • Presentation on a gardening topic to your garden club or business (a fee may or may not apply) 
  • Available for writing assignments of a gardening nature  
Fees:

Garden coaching is available for $50 per hour (one hour minimum). Mileage charges may occur depending on distance from Ruston, Louisiana.

How long does a typical coaching session take? Obviously it depends on your circumstances but many people can be helped with just a one-hour session. We can tailor the amount of time to your budget if need be.

Fees for planting plans vary with the size of the space. 50% will be due at the time of initial consultation.

Project management fees are dependent on size and length of project. I'll be happy to meet with you and/or your landscape contractor to determine what is needed.

All clients receive a summary of the ideas we discussed during the initial coaching session and free email Q & A.