Are you looking for affordable gardening work by an experienced gardener?
Are you looking to convert a not-so-impressive yard into a beautiful outdoor space?
Your garden is an expression of your lifestyle. A formal garden with tightly clipped architectural shapes is a symbol of order - in the garden and in life. An informal garden, which contains more natural forms, is a beauty that seems effortless.
In most cases, gardens in Ontario contain a mix of different styles from all over the world. These mixed style gardens are referred to as Fusion Gardens. Often, new homeowners have inherited a mixed-style garden from previous owners, and without the initial vision in mind, they just want to make it work.
The Garden Artist has been offering gardening services and sustainable solutions to common yard maintenance issues in the GTA-West since 2009.
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Any Advice for Home Gardeners in the GTA?
Proper plant selection is key to the success of any garden. When a plant fails to thrive, or is overtaken by weeds, it was likely a poor choice for the existing (and future) soil, light and water conditions.
So how can we know what plants will succeed?
There are various factors involved in growing a happy plant, and unfortunately all these factors can't be placed into simple boxes such as climate zone, or sun/shade.
Garden soil varies, even from one neighbourhood to another in the same town. In most cases, the soil is whatever the builder used as fill after construction. If you don't have experience gardening, look in your own neighbourhood for what species are thriving in the same soil conditions (probably dense red clay, or, if closer to the lake, sand).
Are you saying that a garden should look like every other one on the street?
No. Get creative.
Create a layout that serves all your functional needs, then employ the elements of point, line, shape, form, space, colour & texture to create a design that considers balance, proportion, perspective, emphasis, movement, pattern, repetition, rhythm, variety, harmony & unity.
|Achievements & Experience|
Working in Landscaping since 2006
"Summer Company" Grant Awarded by the Government of Ontario (2009)
Sheridan College - Visual & Creative Arts 2-year Diploma (2009)
Fanshawe College - Landscape Design 3-year Diploma (2012)
Gardener's Club of London - Academic Achievement Grant (2012)