Garden Care Services

Expert Garden Care Service  |  Gardener’s Helper Service
Weeding Only Service  |  Garden Renovation Service  |  Do it yourself?

After the planting of your garden some maintenance will be required to keep it looking great. The installation process will leave you with a weed-free, well-mulched garden of flowers that will look wonderful for months.
However, sooner or later weeds will begin to appear, and flowering plants will need cutting back, dead heading, dividing, and possibly replacement. Over time plants may grow too large for the space allotted to them – and nearby trees may provide more or less shade than when the site was originally planted and so changes to the garden may need to be made.

Have our expert gardeners take care of your garden for you!

Garden Design Service Toronto - Flowers in The Front Yard Expert Garden Care Service
$3.00 per square foot, per year, paid in advance.
(Rate assumes a garden installed by us.)
For a typical front yard garden 10′ by 20′ (200 square feet) this is $600.

For this price you will only need to dead head the flowers occasionally (if you wish) and water the garden if it does not rain for more that a week at a time. We will do the rest.

  • We will tend your garden approximately 6 times per year.
  • Start with a spring clean up in April.
  • Then a bulb clean up, weeding, and topdressing in May/June.
  • In July/August/Sept we weed and apply an application of mulch, add supports to any plants that require it, and cut back all of the early flowering plants to make room for the next wave of colour.
  • In October/Nov we put the garden to bed for winter – cutting back plants that need it, mulch and weed as needed.
  • Price includes soil amendments, mulches.
  • Price includes plant replacements as needed (on gardens we have installed only).

We don’t just clean up with this service – we are expert gardeners and we love our gardens to grow more beautiful each year!

Garden Design Service Toronto - Flowers in The Front Yard Gardener’s Helper Service
$2.00 per square foot, per year, paid in advance.
(Rate assumes a garden installed by us.)
For a typical front yard garden 10′ by 20′ (200 square feet) this is $400.

  • For this price you will do some of the work and we will come 4 times per year.
  • We will start with a spring clean up in April.
  • Then we do a bulb clean up, weeding, and topdressing in May/June.
  • In July/August/Sept we will weed and apply an application of mulch.
  • In October/Nov we put the garden to bed for winter – cutting back plants that need it, mulch and weed as needed.
  • Price includes soil amendments, mulches.

Garden Design Service Toronto - Flowers in The Front Yard Weeding Only Service
$1.50 per square foot, per session, paid in advance.
(Rate assumes a garden installed by us.)
For a perennial garden bed 10′ by 20′ (200 square feet) this is $300.

If you are a gardener and know what you are doing and can take care of all the other garden requirements (mulching, topdressing, dividing, staking, replacing, etc) – but just can’t get to the weeding – either because of physical limitations, or due to time constraints we can help!

This service rate assumes that the garden was either installed by us or starts relatively weed free. We will need to survey the proposed area for any new gardens we take on to determine its weed load. See our ‘Garden Renovation Service’ below to see if you will need to start with this service.

Garden Design Service Toronto - Flowers in The Front Yard Garden Renovation Service
$5 – $15 per square foot, paid in advance.

This service is ideal if your garden:

  • Has been badly infested with annual weeds (eg: dandelions)
  • Has been over run by spreading perennial weed (eg: crab grass, gout weed)
  • Has very poor soil and the current plants are struggling or dying
  • Is very over-grown, needs extensive dividing, pruning, removals and cutting back
  • Is poorly designed and needs digging up and replanting in a more pleasing arrangement.

Price includes new soil or soil amendments, mulches, redesign, consulting, soil testing, and all labour. This service assumes that no new plants will be purchased (but you can do this for an extra fee). This service may only be necessary for specific parts of your garden that need extra attention. (Rate depends on extent of work required and the number and type of plants to be rescued. For very over-run situations complete removal and replanting may be more cost effective.)

Garden Design Service Toronto - Flowers in The Front Yard Want to do it yourself?
The time required to maintain your garden will depend on the size of the plot, and to some extent the type of plants that were planted. As well, the location and amount of sun and water the garden receives will be a factor.

In general shady gardens take less care than sunny ones. Gardens that are surrounded by well kept areas with few weeds will have less trouble with weeds than gardens located next to wild or poorly kept areas. Your preferences for “tidiness level” may also be a factor.

You may decide to do all of the gardening yourself – since many people find gardening a pleasant and rewarding hobby. It is much quieter and more interesting than cutting a lawn and may take only a bit more time.

If you would like to do it yourself but are not sure how, we offer Gardening Classes, Gardening Seminars, and Garden Coaching services to help. Also if you just need some inspiration a Garden Tourmay help!

– Happy gardening!