IMPORTANT NOTICE!

Please visit my other page, www.ColumbusGardenSchool.com, for upcoming classes and events. The Garden Coach is NOT doing private consultations before
September 2019.

I'd like to
simplify your life!

 

You want to be a better gardener, but you just don’t have time to learn everything. Wouldn’t it be great if a knowledgeable person came to your home to help you identify and care for the valuable plants in your yard?

 

From sowing seed to seasonal pruning to DIY projects, learn the gardening skills that YOU want to learn. Do you want to update a tired landscape? I can provide guidance and suggestions based on my 15+ years of experience in the landscape industry and as an eco-educator. You’ll learn how to be a confident and capable gardener.

 Save your time, money, and sanity while we simplify your gardening tasks

Built-in garden benches

Built-in garden benches

wood benches with posts in concrete footings

Raised vegetable beds

Raised vegetable beds

raised vegetable and herb beds for warmth, protection, and ease-of-use

Snips and hand pruners

Snips and hand pruners

gardening tools including hand pruners and tip snips

Magnolia buds

Magnolia buds

Magnolia x soulangeana buds and open flowers in early spring

Campanula and low-voltage light

Campanula and low-voltage light

New walkway and plantings

New walkway and plantings

new stamped and stained concrete driveway and walkway, with new plants

Vegetable and herb seeds

Vegetable and herb seeds

Backyard gravel path

Backyard gravel path

Brick patio - old & new

Brick patio - old & new

new interlocking pavers and brick replace old running-bond brick pattern

Mahonia aquifolium in bloom

Mahonia aquifolium in bloom

Mahonia aquifolium compactum with yellow blossoms

Four happy hens!

Four happy hens!

Australorp, Auracana, Buff Orpington, and Barred Rock hens

Tisa is the gardener I aspire to be, but she also understands those of us who are not natural gardeners. She helped me plan and execute our garden redesign with our environment, our family uses and my willingness to maintain it, foremost in mind. We are close to the garden she envisioned ... and I'm loving it.         [Liz L.]

Gardening on the Radio!

I had the honor of hosting a weekly segment on "Inside the Great Outdoors" with Joe Kulis on Sunday mornings at WHK 1420 AM (Cleveland). The best way I can describe the show? It's three hours of sitting around a campfire wtih funny, educated, and passionate outdoorsmen who discuss everything from fishing lures to astronomy to chasing water buffalo in Africa. For seven months, we talked about gardening and whatever serendipity throws our way... My segment starts at 9 am if you want to "listen live" at www.igoradio.com; otherwise, click on a past show below!

Container Gardening - tips & tricks, plastic vs. terracotta, life in your potting soil
00:00 / 00:00
Monarchs & Milkweed - - cool facts, snow sowing, caterpillar-friendly foliage
00:00 / 00:00
Easy Gardening Techniques - - bison vs. prairies, irrigation tricks, how to annoy moles
00:00 / 00:00
Summer Checklist - - staggered plantings, beat the heat, small nurseries
00:00 / 00:00
Turf Tips - cool vs. warm grasses, aeration, Batman, endangered species
00:00 / 00:00

Our customer

service department:
Olga and her pal, Melvin

Garden Coaching  -  Landscape Design  -  Eco-Educator
DIY/Project Management  -  Pruning of High-Value Trees and Shrubs