What We Offer

Transform Your Yard specializes in regenerative landscapes which balance community food sovereignty and native habitat for wildlife. We offer design and installation of the following garden elements listed below. During a consultation, Transform Your Yard will help you assess which elements will best fit your space and needs.

Annual Vegetable Garden Beds

Annual vegetable garden beds are the most productive element in your garden.

Beds can be replanted seasonally and amended with locally sourced compost (or produce your own compost on site!).

With regular care you can grow the majority of the vegetables you eat! Depending on your site considerations, budget, and vision, garden beds can be built using recycled wood or stone, or directly into the native soil.

See photos of various styles of raised beds we build and install.

Perennial Food Forests

Fruit trees and perennial companion plants are a central element in any urban garden.

We utilize dwarf tree varieties and specific pruning techniques to grow a wide variety of fruit trees even in small urban spaces.

We plant fruit trees with companion plants that support with pollination and soil fertility. Consider diverting your shower or laundry water to irrigate your fruit orchard!

Fruit trees on your property will yield fruit in 3-5 years, and are an ongoing investment in the future generations to come!

Herb Spirals

Grow your own culinary herbs!

An herb spiral is a space- efficient, beautiful, and productive method of growing culinary herbs.

This design works great in the backyard near the kitchen door, so you can walk outside, harvest what you need for a recipe and walk right back in. The spiral conserves water and takes advantage of vertical space in your garden.

Herbs are low maintenance and extremely versatile!

Chicken Coops

Hens are easy to care for and wildly productive.

Healthy hens will each give you one egg a day for 3-4 years.

We build our chicken coops out of redwood so they’ll last for many years and with extremely sturdy wire so your hens will be safe from critters at night.

Greywater Systems

We install a range of greywater irrigation systems, from the simplest and most-affordable laundry-to-landscape greywater system to more complicated systems integrating shower and bathroom sink water.

Greywater is directed from the source to your landscape, where mulch basins below the soil surface provide nearby fruit trees and perennials plants with year-round recycled water.

A three way ball-valve enables you to send greywater to the sewer whenever needed.

Greywater systems can divert hundreds of gallons of water from the sewer while also saving on your water bill.


Keeping bees is a fascinating, rewarding exploration into a highly intelligent and organized insect world.

Within a year, harvest pounds of delicious local honey.

Your bees will work in tandem with other elements in the garden, pollinating many flowering plants for you and your neighbors!

A single bee hive can take up as little as 5 square feet in your garden, and can be placed in a shady, low traffic area that may otherwise be unproductive.

Rainwater Catchment Systems

Catch and store your own rainwater to extend our rainy season and reduce your dependence on summer irrigation!

One inch of rainfall captured from a 10-foot by 10-foot roof can yield 600 gallons of stored water.

From large tanks to medium-sized barrels to passive landscape elements, rainwater catchment can be the pivotal element that turns your yard into an oasis.

Rainwater catchment systems are an especially important emergency resiliency strategy, ensuring stored water is available on site in the event of drought and unforeseen emergencies.

Medicinal Gardens

Heal yourself, your family, and your loved ones by collaborating with a local herbalist and the Transform Your Yard team to identify medicinal plants you can grow and process at home to achieve your specific health and wellness goals.

From tinctures to salves to teas, making your own medicine is easy and rewarding, bringing your healing into your own hands.


Use simple, age-old technologies like swales, check dams, on-site water storage including ponds and wetlands, and other site-specific passive rainwater harvesting strategies to integrate all the rainwater that falls on your property, building soil moisture capacity and increasing the water table for a more drought tolerant and resilient landscape.