Give the gift that keeps on giving with a Garden Mentor Gift Package

Three meetings with our garden mentor will help you make the most of your garden!

Three 1.5 hour garden mentoring sessions will include one on one instruction personalized to your garden's needs.



First Meeting 

Evaluating the site
• Full sun • Shade • Part sun • Wind conditions

Choosing & planting the right plants for you
• Selecting correct plants for site
• Proper planting techniques

Mulching
• What is mulch?
• Why use it?

Important tools to begin
• SunsetWestern Garden Book: What’s your zone?
• Shovel
• Rake
• Gloves
• Hand trowel
• Watering hose
• Multi-spray nozzle




Evaluating and amending the soil

• What type of soil do you have?
• How to recognize it
• What is an amendment and why use it?

Watering

• Different methods of watering
• Where to water
• When and how often

Identifying existing plants

• A general over view of your most important existing plants.
• How to care for them
• What to keep,what to remove

Second Meeting
Caring for plants through the seasons
• Planting by season
• Harvesting by season
• Deadheading
• Staking
• Watering
• Fertilizing by season
• Weeding & weed prevention
• Clean up by season


Identifying problems

• Problem insects/Beneficial insects
• Common plant troubles and prevention
• Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

Important tools
• Hand pruners
• Stakes
• Plant ties
• Hand rake

What’s available at Sloat nurseries?
• Seasonal focus
Third Meeting
Caring for plants through the seasons
• Planting by season
• Harvesting by season
• Deadheading
• Staking
• Watering
• Fertilizing by season
• Weeding & weed prevention
• Clean up by season


Planting and caring for containers

• Placement
• Pot size and type
• Soil

Important tools

• Pot feet
• Watering wand
• Water absorbing granules
• Keeper Stopper soil retention screens

What’s available at Sloat nurseries?
• Seasonal focus
INSTRUCTION BASED ON IMPORTANT TASKS OF THREE SEASONS TO INCLUDE:
Spring
• Soil preparation & amendment
• Spring planting,
• Identifying and preventing weeds
• Vegetable gardens
• What's available at Sloat?
• Watering
Summer
• Plant care
• Fertilizing
• Harvesting
• Pest identification, control & prevention
• Planting in pots
• What's available at Sloat?
• Watering
Fall
• Transitioning the garden
• Pruning
• Planting cool weather
vegetables
• Color for Fall and winter
• Bulbs
• Natives
• What's available at Sloat?
poppies
Also included :
A tour of your favorite Sloat Garden Center
• Basic discussion of nursery stock
• Evergreen & deciduous shrubs, perennials, annuals
• Plants are seasonal
• How to find what you need

Low cost

   
   
   
 
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