GARDEN INSTALLATION: Fees based on individual projects
GARDEN MAINTENANCE: Currently unavailable
GARDENMASON DOES NOT OFFER A GUARANTEE FOR PLANTS
Your success with your new garden is priority. If you notice constant wilting, spotting, or other problems arising once I have left your project, please let me know so that I can try to diagnose any issues at the earliest opportunity. If I am told that a plant “just died,” I have no opportunity to fix the situation and will not replace the plant.
More importantly, I have no control over your garden once I walk away from it.
The following is a list I offer as examples of things over which I do NOT have any control, but which can and do happen to plants and which often cause adverse reactions—all of which I have seen over my twenty plus years in horticulture:
vehicles: damage caused by exhaust fumes; damage caused by doors; damage caused by being run over; damage caused by soil being compacted by being run over;
chemicals: overspray, drift, or leaching of pesticides, paint, stains, bleach, or other chemical products; contamination of soil undetected at time of installation or after installation by aforementioned chemicals, piled-up pressure-treated-wood sawdust, concrete and masonry residue (especially around calcifuge plants), or bird feeder residue, which, if it contains sunflower seeds, will poison the soil in dramatic fashion; lawn fertilizers, fungicides, pesticides, etc. that never stay on just the lawn because...reality;
human mechanical damage from weed trimmers, mowers, ladders, blowers (such as denuding plants or shredding large foliage as seen in cast iron plants), etc.; or just dropping something heavy;
human bodily wastes (especially urination of males repeatedly in one area of soil or on one part of a plant);
human carelessness: overwatering; underwatering; bad pruning; spreading disease through usage of infected tools (such as rose rosette which is running rampant in Atlanta); removing a plant from its planting site for construction and letting it dry out or replanting it improperly; mounding dirt from excavation around trunks or crowns; mounding too much mulch around trunks or crowns; allowing leaves and other debris to collect around crowns which can lead to rot; allowing too much irrigation water on foliage which can lead to infections such as cercospora leaf spot on hydrangeas and irises and then defoliation; compaction of soil by foot traffic; separation of aerial part of plant from root system by foot traffic;
other animals: damage caused by compacting soil along runs, chewing, nesting, digging, tunneling, urinating, defecating—involving squirrels, rabbits, deer, racoons, chickens and other birds, chipmunks, voles, dogs, cats, rats;
falling trees or limbs;
weather: sudden freezes following warm weather or stressful conditions such as drought (November 2019); late spring frosts (April 2006, which burnt the leaves of 60-foot beech trees in the city); severe extended freezes (January 2013); ice damage (January 2013); flooding (summer 2004); excessive rain during summer weather which can cause leaf spotting (summer 2020); drought (August, usually).
If I drop my broccoli in a mud puddle, it's not the fault of the farmer or the grocery store.