We perform full service maintenance of food gardens
High Yield in Small Spaces
A small garden can produce a lot of veggies with the right plan and expert attention. Backyard Eats intensely cultivates your garden spaces, ensuring your garden is always stocked and productive.
- Continuous harvesting: Greens like salad mixes, baby spinach, baby arugula, and baby kale can be harvested on a continual basis. A 2-foot by 3-foot container garden can produce 1 pound of salad greens every other week. And right when the plants are spent, Backyard Eats replaces them with transplants that keep the cycle going.
- Succession planting: Some plants take more time to mature. But you don't want all of your head lettuce, beets, carrots, peas, or beans to mature at once. Backyard Eats plants these on a schedule so you have a steady harvest through the season.
The maintenance plan includes a schedule of plantings required to keep the garden healthy and productive. Backyard Eats grows those plants from seed in a nursery or buys them from a local nursery, and plants them at the appropriate time.
Harvesting & Fertilizing
If you've grown veggies yourself, you know that sometimes the only thing keeping you from eating from your backyard is having the time to shear the greens or pick from the vine. Of course you can harvest all you want (it's your garden!), but Backyard Eats is here to help.
While your garden won't be certified as an organic farm, it will be free of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, and genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
- Soil is kept healthy and biologically active with the help of quality compost.
- Weeds are prevented through intense cultivation and organic mulching, and when they do grow, they are removed by hand.
- Damage by pest insects is prevented by companion planting, crop diversity, and the use of row covers. Pests are treated using beneficial insects and naturally occurring organic pesticides when necessary.
- Damage by fungi are prevented by the use of proper cultural practices, and treated using organic fungicides when necessary.
Weeding Pruning & Trellising
When things really heat up, the garden has a tendency to get out of hand. Backyard Eats garden tenders pluck unwanted greens, and wrangle plants into a more attractive, healthy, and productive shape.