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 hour

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

Step 2: Fallow dirt to fertile soil in 1.5-2.5 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


Step one: Site evaluation 1 hour                                           $100

Step two:​ Fallow dirt to fertile soil 1.5-2.5 hours                $150-$250

Materials: Compost, worm castings, organic fertilizers    $140

Step three: Irrigation -Netafim Drip tubing                          $100

(Valves, controllers, and supply lines not included)

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

Plants and seeds:                                                                    $100

Total package:                                                                        $690-$840*

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:

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

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