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New Resource for Backyard Gardeners

Apr 25, 2012 08:21PM

Smart Gardener Backyard (SGB) is a new service for people that want to create their own farm market in their backyard. Specialists evaluate a home or office site with you to pick the right location for a garden, even if it is small or shaded.

Individual preferences for vegetables, herbs and fruit are incorporated to create a fully customized garden plan. SGB then constructs raised beds and fills them with a custom soil blend, preparing the perfect conditions for a successful garden. They continue to do all the planting, weed and pest control, crop rotation, companion planting and more, all for the cost of weekly lawn care. is a new website that offers detailed growing information about hundreds of plant choices, customizable tools to plan, plant and manage a garden. It can be shared with social media friends, and customers may keep detailed notes and pictures in an online Garden Journal. A news section scours the Web for information about backyard gardening and resources to answer questions about pests or growing conditions.

For more information, call 847-497-0181, email [email protected] or visit