“As the Garden Grows, so does the Gardener.”

spring plantingDo you want to create a new garden or renovate your old one, but are unsure what plants to buy or how many? Are you looking to save on expensive design and installation services but still want a customized look? I offer ideas and advice for the Do-It-Yourself Gardener. During an on-site consultation we'll discuss what plants will do well for your yard and your style. I'll give you advice on care for specific plants, and general tips on maintenance and design. As an additional service, I can provide a summary of our consult and/or list existing and suggested plants and their care so you will have a record of what we discussed and a reference for maintaining your garden.

Have you purchased a new home and are unsure what's growing in the yard? I can help you identify the plants and give you information on their care. And together we can create new ideas to renovate or just reflect your style. Or if you are selling your home, consider my services for ideas on sprucing up your gardens to improve curb appeal. This is an inexpensive way to make your home even more appealing to buyers and increase its value.

Your garden shouldn’t be intimidating or overwhelming but rather a source of enjoyment and pride. I can coach you on planting, mulching, pruning, and maintenance. I can even accompany you on garden center shopping trips. Save frustration and expense by choosing the right plants for your site and learning how to keep them looking their best.

I can teach you the basics of gardening and help you learn the joys of being a gardener. Or for experienced gardeners, I can be a second set of eyes and a source for new plant information.

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Mary V. Pendergast
Garden Consultant and Coach
Chicago, IL
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