18. The Big Design Question: Hire or DIY

If you want to give your yard or garden a makeover, you may be struggling with the question of do I do this myself, or do I hire someone? And that’s a great question, because each option has its pros and cons, and some of them might not be so obvious. In this episode, I help you answer the question: do I hire a designer, or do I DIY my own design? 

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17. Edible Garden Design is My First Love

I’m really excited about this episode's topic: Edible Design. I have sort of an emotional attachment to this design method, because discovering it existed was such a light bulb moment for me.  It was my first introduction to a more sustainable way to create landscape design, and I suppose it was really attractive to me because my initial interest in gardening leaned way more toward the vegetable gardening.

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15. Creating an Earth Friendly Design (Is Easier Than You Think)

There are a lot of sustainable, earth friendly design trends to choose from, and in this episode I want to help you figure out what will work best for you! The good news is it's not as difficult as you might think. I'm going to give a quick overview of current trends, and the way you can adapt them to your own garden or landscape.

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14. Earth Friendly Garden Design Is Legit

Over the next 4 episodes, I’m going to share what I’ve learned as a garden designer.  I’ll talk about techniques you can use to create an earth friendly design, but I’m also going to share design basics.  I’ll also go more in depth on one of my favorite techniques: edible design. Plus, I’ll share some tips on both hiring a designer, or DIYing it yourself. 

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12. Pruning Isn't So Scary After All

Pruning. It can be really, really intimidating.  It intimidated me when I started learning how to do it, and I know for a fact it intimidates a lot of my clients (and friends, and family).

And that’s legit, because there are a lot of bad pruning techniques out there, and not a lot of people who know how to do it properly. So today’s topic is. . .how to properly prune! 

The basis of good pruning is understanding plants. And by that I mean understanding how they grow, when they flower or fruit, and when you need to strike a balance between what you find attractive and what is actually best for the plant.

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9. Easy-ish Organic Weed Control

Weeding. Yeah. Not a fun task.  I mean, I’m sort of ok with it, but only because I put on my headphones and listen to awesome podcasts while I get to work! Even for me, though, if the day is hot and humid and there are a lot of weeds, it’s absolutely zero fun. That’s why, in this episode, I’m going to share ways to keep ahead of the weeds, alternatives to herbicides, and how to reduce the time you spend on this necessary chore.

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