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Home arrow The Daily Dirt arrow Friday Five: The Gardening Coach - Yay or Nay?
Friday Five: The Gardening Coach - Yay or Nay? Print E-mail
Written by Heleigh Bostwick    Friday, 27 January 2017
Garden Coach

Life coach, executive coach, garden coach, these days there's someone to help us with everything. Wait a minute. Garden coach? Yup. And here's why you might need to use one.

1. You've moved to a new home
Inheriting someone else's garden or starting a garden from scratch can be a daunting process. A gardening coach can offer experience and a fresh perspective.

2. You've moved to a new region
If you've retired from your job in New York State and moved to Arizona to live out your golden years, you might be in for a surprise. Gardening in the arid west is a whole new ballgame. Hiring a gardening coach can make a world of difference.

3. You're new to gardening.
You're willing to do the work yourself but need a little help to get started. A garden coach can help you learn the basics like planting, pruning, and choosing plant materials.

4. You have great plans but aren't sure where to start.
Whether you have modest or ambitious projects in mind such as building a stone wall, a small pond, or a waterfall, you might find you need some advice what materials to use, what contractor to hire, or how to design it.

5. You're on a limited budget.
Most landscape architects and designers are willing to take on smaller projects, but if you can't find one that does, a gardening coach may be able to help you design a plan, choose plants, lay out structural elements, and suggest contractors.

So what do you think about using a garden coach, yay or nay?