Good gardener in Pasadena or vicinity?
September 28, 2013 11:38 AM Subscribe
Does anyone have a gardener who will do more than mow and blow, but has the knowledge, ability, and experience to do some planting, trimming, and maintenance?
posted by Pomeroy to home & garden (4 answers total)
Just moved to the San Rafael hills area of Pasadena in the past year and inherited the owner's gardeners. They mow and blow - once a week for $150/month. But our plants have been neglected by the gardeners and some are dying. My gardeners just don't have the knowledge of plants or have the skill or inclination to really help maintain our yard.
In the immediate, I'm looking for a gardener who can take on a small job - to plant cover to stabilize a side slope before the rainy season. But in the long run, will soon need someone to help with weekly maintenance (raking, trimming, weeding, extra watering) - not just mow and blow. I have a small minimal front yard, potted succulents and not much backyard. No lawn, mostly native plants and generally low maintenance.
I already contacted a poster on metafilter who has a good Pasadena gardener but they may be filled up with clients. Have checked with neighbors here too who either have the same issues as us or their gardener is too busy. Have checked with using a landscaper but costs are very high ($20k for front yard). So any suggestions with cost would be much appreciated.