Our work together begins with a site assessment and consultation at your home or garden
A Rita’s Roots Garden Expert coordinates an on-site assessment and consultation with you to determine the best location for your garden. Gardens need 6+ hours of direct sun per day to be productive. We utilize a solar pathfinder, an instrument that tells us exactly how much sun any location receives throughout the hours of the day and the months of the year. If your yard is shady, we can use the solar pathfinder to assess limb and tree removal to create sun space.
After a site is selected we create a plan for garden installation + service level. We can offer you our sources for DIY garden installation, or we can select a garden box size to install for you.
Now the fun part! Vegetable, Flower + Herb selection. Choose from an extensive list of garden plant possibilities to grow in your home organic garden.
For Landscape design clients, we assess your entire yard for sun possibilities and take needed measurements. A copy of your plat map is needed for us to create a to-scale design. The plant list becomes more expansive to include larger perennials.
The On-site Assessment and Consultation typically last about an hour and costs $75. If you choose to have us install a raised bed garden, the $75 will be applied toward the box.