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Frequently Asked Questions

Container Gardens

What services do you provide?

We work with each client individually to achieve their goals. We have years of experience helping clients define the landscape elements they enjoy the most. Design and planting is just one step. Cottage Gardeners also provides continuing plant care and mentoring so your garden always looks its best, year round. View complete list of services.

How many gardeners will I need?

Because landscapes differ greatly in size and scope, it's hard to say exactly how many gardeners will be needed at a given location. Generally speaking, we send 1 gardener to small jobs and a 2 to 3 person crew to larger properties. We will work with you to determine this based on the size of the job.

How often would you come to maintain my flower garden?

Almost every garden and the plants within it have different needs. Some gardens require an intensive effort at the beginning and less attention as they become established. Other gardens can be planted and maintained minimally for a while, but will need more frequent visits as they develop.

Maintenance also depends in part on each client's needs, desires and budget. On average, you can expect Cottage Gardeners to spend 2 to 3 hours weekly or bi-weekly during the growing season.

Where would I obtain my plants?

We can supply all the plants that you will need. We are also happy to install any plants you buy elsewhere. If you'd like, we'll even give you a list of plants and materials to purchase at the nursery of your choice. But, realistically, it often saves time and money to obtain plants through us. We are consistently complimented on the excellent quality of the plants we provide to our clients.

Do you come out to my house, or do I come to you?

We usually schedule consultations at the job site to determine the scope of the project, its orientation, and learn more about your wishes and goals. We also encourage you to check out our display garden for plants you are especially drawn to.

How much do you charge?

Creating a landscape that you love doesn't have to be expensive. We know how to prioritize to create the biggest impact your budget allows. We are experienced at making big improvements on a small scale. We bill time and materials, plus overhead fees; please contact us for details.

Do you only do residential landscaping?

The majority of our clients are individuals who appreciate the personal service that Cottage Gardeners provides. However, we do work a limited number of profit and non-profit businesses who wish to have attractive landscaping that will attract customers.

For more information and a free brochure, please contact us.

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