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In-Ground Garden Beds

Would you like to know how to decrease your grocery bill, increase the quality of your diet, and help the planet? In-Ground garden beds, are an economic choice for getting food growing fast at a minimal cost.  So, we created this service to help. 


Why garden directly in the ground?

  • Less materials needed

  • Lower overall cost

  • Faster setup

  • Improved moisture and nutrient retention


Here's how it works

Step 1: Site evaluation, 1-2 hours

This evaluation is all about planning for success and making sure you can get the most out of your space.  Your Thrive Gardening expert will evaluate things like: 

  • Your goals 

  • Site characteristics

  • Soil needs

  • Planting possibilities

  • Irrigation

! hour is often enough to plan a vegetable garden, however consultations can also cover other elements of your landscape. 

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Step 2: Fallow dirt to fertile soil in 1.5-3 hours

 This phase covers the bulk of the hard work involved in installing a new in-ground garden bed. This process will include:

  • Removing weeds

  • Digging deep, breaking up compaction (and potentially caliche)

  • Amending the soil with organic compost and fertilizers

Step 3: Irrigation 

.The length of time for this phase can vary depending on what is needed, but we can figure this out during the site evaluation phase. Usually this includes things like:

  • Netafim Drip tubing

  • Irrigation ollas

  • Irrigation valves including simple hose bib timers

We can either install what is needed for you, or guide your DIY project to success. 


Step 4: Planting time! 1-1.5 hours

 A planting session with a Thrive Gardening expert is an opportunity to learn all the little tips and tricks that can lead to healthier plants and greater yields. We will cover things like:

  • Crop planning

  • Plant spacing

  • Seed starting

Choose your own adventure

We can help you with some, or all of this process. Think of it like an a la cart menu. 


Here's an example of the investment for a 2.5'x10' in-ground garden bed:


Step one: Site evaluation and consultation 1-2 hours       $100-$200

Step two:​ Fallow dirt to fertile soil 1.5-3 hours                   $150-$300

Materials: Compost, worm castings, organic fertilizers    $75

Step three: Irrigation -Netafim and hosebib valve  1hr     $100

Materials: Hose bib valve timer, netafim, poly tubing       $100

Step four: Planting time 1-1.5 hours                                    $100-$150

Plants and seeds:                                                                    $50

Total package:                                                                        $675-$975*

BEST VALUE!  Build multiple beds at once!

Example: Two 2.5x10' garden beds                                   $950-$1250

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*Check out this resource investing in your garden to see how quickly your investment can pay for itself.

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