Yes there are babysitters, house sitters & dog sitters but have considered hiring a Garden Sitter?
Just as you would interview prospective tweens to watch your toddler or ask your friends for a good mechanic, be sure to create a checklist and arrange for a prospective sitter to tour your garden. Your gardens might even look better than when you left!
An excellent Garden Sitter might have these abilities:
- good at plant ID – they need to know what the plant is to know how to care for it
- watering and care assistant – do they spray water on the plant or at the ground?
- pruning, weeding and mowing – can they help with chores while you are away?
- veggie garden care – can they harvest, freeze &/or can your precious pickles, beets & beans?
- extras – collect mail, turn lights on, make it look like someone is home
Let me know if you have used a Garden Sitter