Garden service packages.
Once Urban Dirt installs and plants your garden you may decide you need a bit of help along the way. We offer weekly, monthly and seasonal maintenance plans to work alongside of you or to manage the garden fully. (Pest management, water/irrigation, education).
In some cases we do soil sample tests, site assessments for optimal growing and rain water collection opportunities
$199 to $349 monthly for commercial locations
$125 average monthly for residential spaces
Based on number of planters and needs of client as well as location of visit.
Site visit and full resource report emailed plus one follow-up phone call
MICRO CLIMATE MAPPING
Determine where in your yard to plant edibles to be the most successful. Not everything needs to be in a traditional row by row garden. You can use micro climate mapping to create an edible landscape that both looks beautiful and is useful to your kitchen. Many plants thrive in unconventional spaces yet we are trained to think that vegetables and herbs need to be "off" by themselves.
Micro climate mapping divides the yard into zones then creates a list of edible plants that grow well in those zones.
You get the color map and the plant list along with one additional seasonal rotation crop list.
RAIN WATER COLLECTION ASSESSMENT
Based on the square footage of your home foot print and the number of downspouts available your will get a water collection report. You will get a resource list for help in the purchase decision of rain collection materials as well as how to use the rain water in your garden.
TRADITIONAL GARDEN BEDS
If your location allows, a raised bed design and crop list will be provided. Suggestions for season extension and protection will be covered as well as any specific plant needs such has trellising. Cost estimate for boxes will be covered.
GENERAL GARDENING TIPS
A resource for general garden maintenance, pest management as well as organic fertilizers and natural pesticide suggestions will be included in the visit. A basic outline and review of watering and irrigation needs is included.
$100 Traditional raised bed assessment, basic rainwater collection & general garden maintenance tips only package. Call for apt. 214-945-7465
$120 Comprehensive soil test and amendment suggestions
Commercial Micro Farm gardens
As way to make your restaurant a "hyper-local" food source consider building a micro farm garden. This concept is a very scaled down version of a market garden that can supplement seasonal produce to your kitchen. In an urban setting it is possible to situate 3, 6, or 9 production garden beds. Base culinary vegetables and herbs like radish, carrots, onions, garlic, chives, parsley, sage, oregano, mint and thyme can be grown in quantities useful to a restaurant kitchen. If you source locally but want to step-up your culinary impact and/or food image then consider creating a micro farm garden for your location.