First and foremost, Homefront Farmers’ organic gardens are beautiful. Handcrafted from the highest quality materials and designed with timeless aesthetics, you will be thrilled to have your garden be a part of your landscaping. Our raised-bed systems can be built to whatever size you like and also be adapted to work on a sloping grade. We configure the beds to maximize space efficiency and ensure all parts of the garden are easy to reach. This in turn also enables the best layout of the irrigation system as well as aesthetic appeal. Fencing is a requirement to keep out the three main garden pests— deer, woodchucks and rabbits. Our fences are high enough to discourage deer, the openings are small enough to keep out rabbits, and the underground wire mesh keeps digging animals from entering. Homefront Farmers’ gardens are available in two different styles— Classic and Basic. The Classic style uses all cedar posts, caps, rails and beds and features an exterior “window box” bed in the design. This feature functions as a place to plant flowers and herbs that enhance
the garden’s overall beauty while also naturally deterring insects and deer (who lack depth perception and are confused by it). The Basic style has all the same functional benefits but omits some premium features in order to achieve a substantially lower price.
Of course, we are also happy to customize garden design and style to meet your needs, preferences, site characteristics and budget. For example, past garden projects have included features such as seating areas, extended height (2’+) raised beds, pergolas, arbors and fully enclosed berry gardens.
We love to care for gardens. Homefront Farmers has several maintenance programs to choose from, which can be employed for existing gardens as well as for ones that we have designed and built. All our methods are organic and follow NOFA (Northeast Organic Farming Association) Accredited Organic Land Care Professional standards.
Homefront Farmers Organic Gardens are designed to look beautiful year-round, whether bursting with ripe produce or snugly mulched down for the winter. They are built with craftsmanship and pride to enhance your property and add value for years to come. You may choose from these iconic Homefront Farmers signature designs. We will be happy to discuss ways in which our designs may be tweaked to complement your particular property.
Our considerations in configuring the garden beds to your needs include space efficiency, ensuring that all areas are easy to reach throughout the garden, an efficient layout of the irrigation system and aesthetic appeal.
Our Classic design includes an exterior “window box” bed. This feature functions as a place to plant crops such as garlic and onions that naturally deter non-beneficial insects, flowering herbs that attract beneficial insects and also serves as a deterrent to deer (who have poor depth perception and are confused by it). The exterior bed also enhances aesthetic appeal by breaking up some of the fence height.
Raised Bed Garden
30” wide raised beds filled with nutrient rich soil
Aisles covered with landscape fabric/weed block with gravel on top
Enclosed-Edge Wire Fencing Around Perimeter
Vinyl coated wire fencing to prevent rust and increase longevity
Posts bolted to beds for sturdy overall structure
All wire edges enclosed for safety, longevity and aesthetic appeal
Railings 4’ above beds, 5’ above ground; prevents “browsing” by dee
Custom 3’ gate
36” Galvanized Mesh Pest Barrier (under perimeter)
There are several size options for a Homefront Farmers organic garden. Some factors you will want to consider are the desired space, the types of crops and how much food you want your garden to yield. If space is at a premium, using trellises can maximize the growing area and add to the beauty of your garden. A trellis or eastern facing wall with Maypop passionflower provides fruit and shade in the hot summer months and will die back to allow much needed sunlight through winter. Certain crops such as beans, greens, tomatoes and cucumbers provide a large amount of produce in limited space while favorites such as broccoli, cabbage and winter squash require larger spaces to grow.
Yields are primarily dependent on sunlight and on timely, appropriate harvesting of your vegetables. Many crops will stop producing if they are not being harvested. Homefront Farmers can help you learn when and how to harvest for best crop yield, or we can do it for you and deliver the bounty to your doorstep.
At Homefront Farmers, we believe our mission–helping people to grow their own food–is vitally important. So we’ll always work with you to design something to suit your needs, aesthetics and budget. It’s why we created our two garden styles, Classic and Basic, which function similarly, but the Classic has more aesthetic detailing and the Basic is a bit easier on the wallet. Please see the tabs to the left for a better idea of costs as well as the specific differences between the two styles. Many people customize their gardens, so costs can vary from those shown.
Given the wide variety of potential vegetables, herbs, edible flowers, fruit trees and bushes available for your organic garden, all seeds and transplants are priced individually based on the plants you select.
Prices for annual maintenance of your garden are comparable to other property care such as lawn mowing and are customized to fit the garden size and crop plan.
If you don’t have a suitable yard but have a sunny terrace, don’t worry! We can get you growing. Our beautiful cedar planters were designed just for that purpose. Measuring 18” x 48” x 24” the all cedar planter provides a significant amount of growing space in a small area. So you can grow tomatoes, herbs, lettuce, carrots—you name it. We can even irrigate them for you so you never have to water them.
$485 includes soil and delivery.
* All prices are guidelines and subject to change based on the cost of raw materials such as lumber, seeds and plants, the condition of the site and custom details.
**We also strongly recommend installing a fully automated drip irrigation system. Homefront Farmers can install this system or work with your lawn irrigation company to coordinate installation.
Homefront Farmers, LLC
Ridgefield, CT 06877