Close at Hand offers planting services specific to urban habitats – roof decks, street beds, shade gardens, container and window boxes. Plants are selected to meet the conditions of the specific site. We source all of our plants from local nurseries. All plants are inspected prior to purchase. Organic amendments are used to enhance the fertility and adjust the pH of the existing soil. Soil tests are often utilized to assist with this process. Best horticultural and design practices are used when planting. Preference to native and adaptive non-native is prioritized. Consideration for the environment is included in all the work we do.
Urban gardens are often shaded by buildings. This poses a problem for gardeners when finding plants that will thrive in less than ideal light conditions. Close at Hand selects shade tolerant plants that are beautiful and lasting.
Planters and Window Boxes
We offer fanciful container and window box plantings year around. Our arrangements create beautiful striking displays to brighten up windows and doorways. Utilizing annuals, perennials, and winter greens, we create arrangements that are seasonal and unique to your space.
Close at Hand offers a variety of garden upkeep services for the urban gardener and homeowner. We assist with spring and fall bed preparation, tilling, pruning, weeding, pest and disease management, and yard debris removal. We dedicate specialized care towards maintaining the beauty of outdoor spaces year long. With an eye for the relationship between organic and inorganic, we provide consistent care for plants as well as the space they inhabit.
We prune shrubs and understory trees. We use best industry standard practices, set forth by the ISA (the International Society of Arboriculture). Care for the overall health of the tree is always considered when pruning. All tools are sanitized before work commences. Knowledge of individual species and their requirements is key to good pruning.
Close at Hand offers soil renovation for urban depleted soil. Often, city beds are a mixture of construction debris and lack organic matter. For this reason, it is often necessary to remove debris, adjust the pH and add organic matter before planting. For optimal growing conditions, we recommend soil to be tested and renovated prior to planting.