(Special note: As of June, 2015, this entire blog was closed and all of our offerings were moved to our new home in a secluded valley north of Corvallis, Oregon. All of the following services are still available, but only to residents of Corvallis and nearby towns. A new blog has been started to serve our new community. If anything you see in this (now closed!) blog sounds interesting to you, please click over to the new blog and see what’s been happening since our move.)

The shaping of a new deep nature garden is accounted on an hourly basis. We can’t be sure in advance what changes you may request, what unexpected discoveries will be made, or what delays may happen due to weather or other circumstances. After the garden is shaped, continuing evolution begins.

Estimates of materials costs might be provided prior to the shaping of your garden, but prices, availability, and aesthetic choices may change on short notice. Of course everything will be itemized and accounted in your emailed garden visit updates.


Shaping of a new deep nature garden involves a variety of tasks. These might include clearing out overgrown areas, removal of invasive plants such as grass, ivy, or agapanthus, and pruning of plants, ranging from tiny herbs to large trees. Pruning of any tree requiring climbing or power tools is handed off to a licensed arborist.

Also included in the shaping: placement of non-mortared stones including flag stones to walk on, initial preparation of soil, and addition of small plants. Installation of mortared bricks or stones, buried irrigation pipes, electrics, or any other permanent structures will be done by licensed specialists.

Every garden is unique. Let’s look at your space and we can decide together on the scope of the shaping phase, and which other service providers to bring in. We can offer a rough estimate of the time required, but it is not possible to create an exact quote for the shaping. However, you may be surprised at how affordable it can be.

After the shaping, your garden enters continuing evolution.



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