The Natural Garden Coach
Together we make your garden thrive
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Do you want someone who can help guide you to make the right decisions for your yard? Do you want to know how to maintain your yard and garden in an environmentally friendly way? The more you know, the more confident you'll become in your gardening decisions! 

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 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 



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.

A special package is available for $250. The package includes an initial 2 hour consultation; creation of a portfolio to include a to-do list, plant list, vendor list, labor referrals, etc; and a return 1 to 2 hour session to answer questions.

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 coaching session and free email Q & A.