Our organic maintenance program, certified by Oregon Tilth, is an ever-changing model that is based off your site and budget. We will create a plan that meets your goals both now and into the future. In the future, our organic methods will help create a healthy, functional landscape that requires less input from the human hands and reduces the overall cost of the maintenance.
Our method is to observe first and make decisions second. We start with a complementary site visit in which we enter your space and discuss your goals and vision. We gather as much pertinent information as is necessary to put together a program that fits your needs. Once we have gathered all the information, we can begin creating a plan, detailing all of the possibilities and returning for another site visit to go over the maintenance options. The possibilities for a plan can be quite extensive and we will take the time and work with you to make sure we get it right.
Working from the Soil Up
The philosophy behind all of our programs is to work from the soil up. To start this process, we will collect soil samples, have them analyzed to find soil deficiencies, and determine how to bring the soil back to its natural state. Once that information is obtained, we can begin the rebuilding process that is essential for a healthy landscape. This approach takes time, but when it is complete, your soil and its plants will be more disease-resistant, will require less water, will allow more surface water to infiltrate and ultimately require us to be on site less – saving you money in the future.
Our ideal plan starts out with a one-year general scope of the major objectives for the entire season and begins the soil rebuilding process determined from the soil sample analysis. Depending on the time of year we initially approach the site, we typically want to wait a full growing season to create a plan with all the details needed for long-term revitalizing. The reason for this is that we cannot see everything that has happened, or is going to happen, until it happens. We need to observe first, in order to make the right decisions.
By the time the second growing season begins, we will have a detailed long-term plan and can create a calendar of events that is specific to your site. This plan will be original to your landscape and can be referenced to make sure everything is being accomplished. As the seasons come and go, we will adjust the plan and its cost to continually reflect your landscape and its needs.