The best of landscape plans can be compromised by bad building. The most beautiful landscapes can be brought down to mediocrity and ugliness by poor maintenance.
You need the Landscape Supervisor
Like every other employee, your landscape maintenance contractor needs regular feedback from someone who truly cares about how well he does his work and takes a good long look at it. It's better yet if that one knows it can be done better and cheaper and can tell him how.
If you are in any business other than professional gardening, you probably are not the one who can do that. You have a business to run, and you are not up on the latest natural low-maintenance gardening techniques. Your landscape maintenance contractor probably isn't either. The Landscape Supervisor, Rycke Brown, Natural Gardener, is at your service.
If you care about beauty and order and how much you are spending not achieving it, you need someone walking your landscape monthly and reporting to you, one who knows landscape maintenance and gardening better than the mow-blow-hedge-and-go guys do. You need one who can tell them what to do and how to do it, if you would prefer direct instruction..
You can't hire a contractor who know natural, low maintenance gardening, but you can train the one that you already have. The Landscape Supervisor can do that for you, or help you do it. Rycke Brown, Natural Gardener, can not only improve maintenance of your property, but guide your team to gradually improve it to its full potential beauty.
You can use the Landscape Auditor to check out neighboring property for nuisances and safety hazards that might affect your own, like excessive flammable weeds and brush. Or you have her to check out a property you are interested in for landscape maintenance liabilities.
For instance, puncture vine (AKA goathead, tack vine, caltrops) covers many vacant and commercial properties around this town and grows from early summer to late fall, growing tack-like seeds that puncture tires and spread from one property to another on riding mowers and bike tires, among other means. Star thistle is also rampant. Landscape Auditor Rycke Brown, Natural Gardener, knows what these and other weeds look like in all seasons, how they spread, and how to get rid of them.
The Landscape Auditor can walk any property, with the owners' permission if fenced or posted against trespassing, and give you a report on its fire hazard, signs of camping, and weeds both noxious and nuisance.
Realtors can offer this service to their buyers for their peace of mind, and to their sellers to make their properties more marketable. A certificate of good landscape health can give both buyer and seller peace of mind; a bad report along with recommendations to fix the problem can be useful to both.
Natural Gardener Services: Supervision and Coaching
Gardening is easy if you do it naturally.
You can have Rycke Brown, Natural Gardener coach you in gardening your own property, supervise your home gardener, or renovate your property with the help of on-call day labor.
You can have her visit monthly and talk about your garden, giving advice and answering questions. She can do the same with your gardener, in addition giving you and your gardener a written report.
Rycke can also supervise renovation, whether you hire a contractor or day laborers.
Rycke can also coach you to garden more beautifully and naturally. Rycke has developed her own "line of motion" design technique that creates beautiful curves and easy movement through the landscape, with rock edges delineating paths from beds, and easy maintenance techniques for plants, paths and beds.