Exceptional Services We Offer
At Heirloom Gardens, we focus on building soil that is healthy and alive. In turn, rich soil will feed your plants in the way nature intended; synthetic-free, organic, healthy, and sustainably. Ultimately, these organic methods will reduce the time and inputs required while creating beautiful and bountiful yards and gardens. Come over to the dirty side with us!
Sustainable Landscape Design
A properly planned garden will not need input (in the form of fertilizers, pesticides, and even weeding) from humans very often, if ever. In natural settings, different plants and animals...READ MORE
Organic Nutrients Application and Compost Tea
No really! We hate the synthetic stuff. Our goal is to help you grow safe, healthy lawns and gardens by focusing on the soil and the natural flow of nutrients and biologics within it.READ MORE
Irrigation Systems Installation & Maintenance
Almost all lawns and most other sorts of landscaping in Reno are dependent upon applied water. At the same time, we are very aware of the need for careful and judicious use of water...READ MORE
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About Our Company
As certified Permaculture Designers, we believe in following nature’s patterns. Like many good designers, we subscribe to the theory of “The right plants and design elements in the right places.” However, our designs go beyond that. At Heirloom Gardens, we focus on environmentally ethical landscapes that provide a yield as well as beauty and comfort.
We always start with soil and water consumption. In Reno, the soil is usually compromised, resulting in lower yields that require lots of synthetics and pesticides to maintain. We will help break that cycle while reducing water use and providing a bigger bounty.
When we are finished with our masterpiece, we are sure your gardens will use less water than traditional landscaping designs while growing healthy food – what a novel concept!
If you’re considering another leap in self-sufficiency, we can help with compost solutions, food preservation, and much, much more. If you are interested in growing more food than you thought possible in Northern Nevada, with less work and water than most people spend on just their lawns, we are the team to help make those dreams come true!
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I am so delighted to have found Valarie and her Heirloom Gardens crew. They are wonderful! Hardworking, respectful, and knowledgeable. They keep my yard & garden looking great with all organic seeds, plants, and compost. We are well supplied with fresh organic foods and herbs from the fruit trees and garden during the summer and autumn. Springtime starts with an explosion of lovely flowers. I couldn’t be happier.
Heirloom Gardens and its’ owner, Valarie Rider are a treasure in this town – honest, dedicated and meticulous. Her vision to move everyone closer to a natural, organic relationship with their little patch of Earth, within their budget and working with what they already have and who they are is rare. Valarie’s crew did a fantastic job at my home and even covered in snow, it excites me to get out there this year and enjoy. Thank you Heirloom Gardens!
Heirloom Gardens has performed numerous services for me over the past several years. They built raised beds for our home garden, set up and placed irrigation for some whiskey barrels, and added some spectacularly effective fertilizer. They have removed a tree, cleaned up a native vegetation area on my property, and helped with lawn and irrigation problems. They set up and tended a beehive for several years before I gave it up due to the bear activity in our area, at which time they rescued the remaining bees and rehomed them. They have also completed projects on our rental properties, such as pruning, removing vegetation in contact roof or siding, and repairing broken sprinklers. They always arrive promptly when promised, complete their work in a workmanlike manner, and leave the area tidy, carting off any residual items and debris to the dump. Every member of the team is a pleasure to deal with. I can’t say enough good about them and give them my highest rating. Especially if your focus is organic/sustainable/permaculture, these are the guys you want.
This was the third time we used Heirloom Gardens. Heirloom Gardens staff is creative, knowledgeable, friendly and passionate about their work. Two years ago they set up my raised garden beds and we reaped the rewards of the variety of fresh vegetables; my girls love to pick their own lettuce for our salads and the ground cherries Valarie introduced me to are amazing. Last year they designed and installed a beautiful flower garden and rock pathway with creeping thyme in our side yard. It’s beautiful; the flowers all bloom at different times so there’s always a color. This year, they made my backyard beautiful, not only did they deliver on my vision but they exceeded my expectations. Oh! And, my trees have never been happier. My rock/herb garden is an edible piece of art. Obviously, I would hire them again and it’s definitely worth your time to meet with them for all your landscaping needs
I love Heirloom Gardens! I need a landscaper who shares my environmental values and Valarie and her crew are able to help me keep up with my very unique garden in a thoughtful way. We try to help, not harm, our local wildlife and watershed.
I am so impressed by what you all have going on there. My daughter is learning so much from you by volunteering her time in your wonderful home and garden. Thanks for what you are helping others to do: live organically and cultivate life with nature, not against it. Looking forward to having you both on air next Thursday on the Reno Tahoe Tonight Show!
Valarie’s depth of knowledge is fantastic!
Certifications and Memberships
Even with so many years of experience in the business, we are constantly striving to expand our knowledge, both to remain at the forefront of our field and to expand our areas of expertise to serve you better.