Q: I would like to hire a gardening coach. I moved into this home last summer and inherited a beautiful landscape, but I worry that I’m going to ruin it. I have thrown myself into a world that I have never been in before.
A: There are a number of friendly folks in the metro area who will come to your home and guide you through the identification and care of landscape plants. Their rates are reasonable and they will make you feel competent at keeping up your new landscape. I have more ideas and a link to local coaches at xrl.us/gardencoach.