Eco-Garden Bed

We will help you design a beautiful bed that attracts desired wildlife, manages rainwater, and/or grows large amounts of food.

Benefits

  • Grow larger amounts of food with less maintenance than conventional gardens. Food can include vegetables, herbs, fruits, nuts, and berries.

  • Attract and support preferred birds, butterflies, or other wildlife.

  • Implement a bed efficiently and correctly so you can enjoy its benefits rather than having to recreate it again later.

  • Increase the beauty and value of unused or unsightly areas.

Process

We will visit your landscape twice: once to gather information and a second time to review and refine the design.

 

Initial Visit

  • An ecological designer visits you at your landscape for approximately 2 hours.

  • During the first half of the consultation, we walk your landscape with you listening carefully to your goals, vision, ideas, and budget.

  • A rough layout of the garden bed will be created based upon your preferences and the characteristics of the landscape.

  • Potential plant species and their characteristics will be presented to help you understand how each plant could benefit you and your garden.

 

Research

  • Specific plant varieties will be researched and selected based upon your goals and preferences.

  • Plants will be researched and placed to create harmonious, beautiful and self-supporting groupings.

 

Follow Up Visit

  • The bed will be precisely laid out in the landscape making adjustments based upon your feedback.

  • The plant selections and placements will be reviewed so you fully understand the rationale behind the design.

  • The implementation plan will be reviewed and refined.

Contact us with questions or to arrange a visit.

Price

$350

 

Garden beds are limited to approximately 150 square feet. Estimates can be provided for larger areas.

Backyard Abundance

Backyard Abundance is a leading educational nonprofit that helps people create vibrant, engaging outdoor spaces that benefit families and our environment.

P.O. Box 1605

Iowa City, IA  52245

319-325-6810

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