Raintree's Garden Designer Recommendations

     A service for Western Washington gardeners: (There are excellent permaculture and garden designers in many parts of the nation. To find them try Googling "permaculture" or "edible landscape" and your state.)

     A great home garden and landscape starts with a well thought out design. We work with a great group of experienced and affordable professional landscape and garden designers. Each of them is a well-trained professional, with in-the-dirt experience and a deep special interest in using organic methods. They are friendly and easy to talk with. They realize that each homesite is unique. They can help you to clarify the values, needs and wants of your household so your unique landscape supports your family's way of living. Not limited to fruit trees, they can help you with all aspects of your garden and landscape. Too many people end up planting their trees in the wrong spot and then have to work around their past errors. Getting a little help when you start will save lots of time and money later and a 2-3 hour consultation and basic starting plan is all some do-it-yourself-er's need to start on the road to success. Each is self-employed and does not work for Raintree. Each is busy, so call one now to discuss your project and their affordable rates and make an appointment.

Please note that there may be a mileage charge to your site. The garden designer will discuss it with you when you call. Another option is to call Raintree and schedule a private consultation at the nursery! Note: If you are developing an ecological multi-unit complex or subdivision anywhere in the nation, contact Sam at Raintree, who can network with landscapers. If you don't live in the Pacific Northwest, you can still call or email a garden designer and have them help you with plans and ideas via the phone and/or internet.

FOLLOW-UP SERVICES: They do ongoing design consultation and can provide a rough design or a detailed design and blueprints. They can develop a long range plan and implement it over time or assist you as you implement the design yourself. Most do cost estimates for installations and continuing care.

The Garden Designer can:
  • Help select the right plants for the right places in your yard.
  • Help select fruit varieties, rootstocks, pollination & spacing.
  • Help with planting, pruning and pest control.
  • Help design garden structures like arbors and fences.
  • Act as your personal garden expert and help when you need it.



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  • Edible & Ecological Landscapes
  • Permaculture Design
  • Fruit Tree Pruning & Training
  • Natives, Water Systems, Compost & More

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