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Seasonally dependent monthly maintenance

The real core of our business has always been about garden maintenance. Seeing a garden come to life each spring and watching the changes that occur with each new season is one of the reasons we do what we do. Hearing from clients about how beautiful their gardens look and how much pleasure it gives them is immensely satisfying.


Every garden, no matter how small, needs some level of maintenance. Let us tailor a gardening schedule to your specific needs from weekly or bi-weekly service to a monthly visit.


For the hands-on homeowner who likes to get their hands dirty we can come in for an occasional visit to give it that little extra professional tweak that will take it to the next level.


A typical monthly maintenace schedule

Spring clean ups
Remove all burlap and un-mound any winter protected plants
Rake and thorough garden bed cleanups
Cut back plant material from previous season
Mulch, compost or soil top ups
Spring bulb containers planted
May - October
Garden maintenance weekly, bi-weekly
Seasonal annuals and summer containers planted
Cultivate and turn soil
Weed and edge garden beds
Dead-head, cut back and stake perennials and shrubs as needed
Seasonal fall containers planted
Bulb planting
November - December
Final fall cleanups
Rake leaves and debris
Cut back plant material and final cleanup of beds
Seasonal winter containers planted
Compost, Mulch or soil top ups
Hill roses and other tender plants
Plant protection with Anti-desiccant sprays for evergreens and broadleaf plants such as Boxwood and Rhododendron
Burlap tender plants and hedges
Barbara and her wonderful gardening staff have such imagination and competence that every detail is superbly supervised. From planting flowers and plants to creating beautiful containers to taking superb care of pruning, the maintenance and innovation she provides has won her not only our loyalty in employing her and her staff each year, but also so many new clients who see our garden and then seek her expertise for their own.
Jone and Ron Schoeffel
We want to congratulate you on the prestigious award your company has won – but then I always knew that you personally and your staff were the best. Our garden has never looked so wonderful due to your loving care and exceptional attention to detail.
Olive and Alfred Pester
Our garden is so beautiful this summer. Thank you to you and your crew for all the wonderful ideas and execution of your designs. Every day we admire and enjoy our hidden retreat; a constant source of pleasure.
Barbara and Stephen Goodman
Barb Rosensweig and her team at The Cultivated Garden are quite simply the best: professional, knowledgeable, meticulous and reliable. The service and attention to detail are faultless. Barb has been looking after our large (labour-intensive) garden for many years and under her careful stewardship it always looks amazing and party-perfect! We cannot recommend her services highly enough.
Carla Salzman and Rick Wolfe