Garden Coaching

Do you want to garden but don’t know where to begin? 

Have you ever wondered how to properly care for a certain plant or tree?


We can teach you effective techniques and strategies to keep your existing landscape in top condition! Garden Secrets offers garden coaching services designed to guide you on the path of self-sufficiency and enhance the overall beauty of your home or business. We offer one-on-one consultation services from March – October. Our Garden Instructor will come to your property and help guide you through your garden and landscape challenges and suggest solutions. Here are some examples that we can discuss:

  • We can meet you at local nursery and help you with plant selections
  • Cutting back perennials and winter protection 
  • Dead-heading and trimming
  • Properly positioning new plants in your landscape
  • Techniques on planting and transplanting
  • Plant selection for specific areas
  • ​Creating attractive garden containers
  • Pruning & maintenance advice
  • Pest identification & disease management
  • Tree care & assessment
  • Plant identification 
  • Weed control and proper weeding techniques
  • Soil amendments & improvements
  • Selecting plants for privacy
  • Plant combinations
  • Creating a certain garden style

*Please note that during our coaching sessions, we do not consult on any hardscaping services such as patios, lawn care, tree removal, etc. 


We offer one hour coaching sessions. Your gardening coach will come as often as you’d like, until you feel comfortable gardening alone. Payment is due at the end of each coaching session. Travel fees are applicable if you are outside of the New Ulm area. 



Garden Journal

During our coaching session you can have a notebook ready and take as many notes as needed. Or if you just want to listen? Skip the notebook. For an additional cost, we will put together a Garden Secrets Journal with a re-cap of our coaching session(s). You can use your Journal as place to track and keep record of your own future successes or challenges.  



Secret Garden Cards

Are you wondering how or when to prune a certain plant? Or when perennials need to be thinned? We make professional quality, durable, custom made cards for any succulent, groundcover, bulb, annual, perennial, vine, shrub or tree. Each laminated card includes specific plant information, a photo and “secret” tips for care and maintenance. You may provide us with a list of each plant or we can perform an on-site analysis of your property and identify all of your plants for you. garden journal