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BFG & SUN
Organic Gardening

GRASS ROOTS CARE FOR HEALTHY HOME GARDENS

CANBERRA AND SURROUNDS

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About BFG & SUN

My name is Marty and I'm a Big Friendly Gardener. BFG & Sun is proudly  an inclusive employer.

 

In the team we have Helen who is a Senior Horticulturist and our Garden Mentor; Maisie, Caitlin, Brian and Emmi are our Gardeners; and Patrick, Declan, John, Mitchell and Justin are our Junior Gardeners. We are usually gardening in the sun but happy to be outdoors with nature no matter the weather.

My team and I are fully insured and we focus on organic gardening, domestic garden projects & maintenance including:

  • garden mentoring

  • investment property care

  • preparation for sale

  • chainsaw work

  • tree pruning and tree removal

  • mulch preparation and spreading

  • lawn mowing and edging

  • hedge trimming - large and small

  • building raised garden beds

  • setting up compost systems

  • setting up irrigation systems

  • pressure washing hard surfaces

  • holistic garden design

  • green waste removal

  • purchasing and delivery of supplies

Community Kitchen Garden
Pine Spruce Branches 5

Rates for maintenance and projects

Senior Horticulturist                         $85ph +GST

(minimum charge two hours) 
Head Gardener                             $70ph +GST
Gardener                                     $60ph +GST
Junior Gardener                             $50ph +GST
Gardening and Lawnmowing Sessions less than 3 hours will incur a 15-minute travel time allowance


Green Waste Removed                   $50 +GST

(final end of session load) 
 

Saturdays & Public Holidays $10ph surcharge applies* per Gardener

*some exceptions

The Team

Marty; Head Gardener and Managing Partner

BFG & Sun is an inclusive employer. I am passionate about social justice, community, client service and providing people with opportunities to enjoy their gardens and contribute to improving their mental health.

 

Whilst I was setting up the business here in Canberra, I worked with LEAD Disability Services in their gardening crews. I continue to work with LEAD Disability Services and other disability employment providers to give people an opportunity to work and build their confidence to become more engaged in their community.

 

Introducing Jennifer; Business Partner, Systems Manager and Bookkeeper.

Jennifer has her Phd in Medicine and lives with a disability (Fibromyalgia).

 

Introducing Helen – Senior Horticulturist and Garden Mentor:

Helen who has had a lifetime obsession with plants and gardens, exotics and natives alike. Helen has qualifications in Horticulture and Permaculture backed up with a professional background in Health Education, teaching and project management. Helen offers garden mentoring - supporting you with advice and guidance on soils, what to plant where, what to prune, how to help plants thrive, fresh ideas for design and plant selection.

 

Helen is often praised for her ability to give clients the confidence to create a garden that brings them fulfilment and enjoyment.

 

We usually start with a 1.5 to 2 hour session; for some that is enough to set you on your way. For others, we can go from there to project planning and/or garden design if that's what you need.

 

Introducing Caitlin – Gardener: Caitlin has been studying and working towards completing their Cert 3 in Horticulture. Caitlin is proficient at trimming small to medium hedges, identifying pests and diseases in the garden, rose pruning and many other aspects of general garden maintenance.

 

Introducing Maisie – Gardener: Maisie worked for Cool Country Natives for 3 years before joining the team. Maisie has a strong knowledge base in Australian Natives. Maisie is taking a break from her horticulture studies and we can always rely on Maisie’s exuberance.

 

Introducing Emmi – Gardener: Emmi had some landscaping experience before coming to the team. Emmi is keen to commence a Cert 3 in Horticulture in the new year with a particular interest in Conservation.

 

Introducing Brian – Gardener: Brian is keen to re-engage with his Horticulture Cert. Prior to commencing with the team Brian was volunteering for Mt Ainslie Weeders.

 

Introducing Patrick – Junior Gardener: Patrick is our Lawnmowing specialist. He is polite and does some excellent edging work. He even does the lawn and edging work at my place.

 

Introducing Declan – Junior Gardener: Declan was one of my clients during my time with LEAD Disability Services. I was delighted when he applied for a job to work with our team.

 

Introducing John – Junior Gardener: John is often working alongside Caitlin, Emmi or me. He is very detailed and always happy to help.

 

Introducing Justin – Junior Gardener: Justin is polite and the newest member to the team. Justin has some landscaping experience prior to joining BFG & Sun.

 

Introducing Mitchell – Junior Gardener: Mitchell is often working with me on Saturday.

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TESTIMONIALS

 

We engaged Marty to undertake a huge mulching job at our house. He was easy to contact, consulted with us on our needs and provided an honest and competitive estimate for the work. He sourced all materials making the job hassle free for us and completed the mammoth task in a day solo.
We would unhesitatingly recommend him for any garden job large or small. 

Matt, Holder

 

Big Friendly Gardener? More like Big Friendly Godsend! Marty and his crew have done an amazing job with our garden, which needed a lot of TLC. From our initial consultation to getting started, Marty has been easy and pleasant to deal with. Marty sends photo updates about what they have been up to in the garden, which is great when I am interstate. Marty has taken out dead trees, reshaped some out of control citrus bushes, made our front yard presentable again plus much more! I cannot recommend Marty and his crew enough, they are your garden’s future best pal.

Ari, Duffy

 

Great job. Great communicator. Great social conscience. Great bloke
Marty is a great guy. He communicates very well and turns up when he says he will. He always stays to finish the job to the point where I tell him to go home to his family.
He’s got a great social conscience and employs people with special abilities.
Get the job done right the first time and contact Marty for your garden needs.
Stephen, Weston

 

Having Marty look after our garden has been a real find for us. He is reliable, hardworking, and very considerate. He also follows our philosophy of using no chemicals in the garden, so you can be sure that your plants and pets are in safe hands.

Rob and Ruth, Chapman

 

I have an exceptionally large block, with a "proper garden" full of rare plants - a bit too much for one person to handle. With Marty's invaluable help and hard work, it has transformed from its former overgrown and unkempt status, and I am looking forward to the next stages in its development. Marty is thoroughly reliable, honest, knowledgeable, proactive, and personable, and is not reluctant to take on tasks which made other putative gardeners blench. I highly recommend Marty!
Charis, Lyons

 

What I really appreciate with BFG and Sun is the communication with the client. Great customer service, grass and edges are cut sharp and precise and the trimmings collected - every time.

Meg, Cook

 

Marty Moss is an absolute delight to work with. He is highly professional, extremely hard-working, environmentally-aware, good-natured and willing to discuss tasks and solutions to gardening issues. He installed a watering system that is easy to operate in our established garden, without damaging existing plants. His charges are very reasonable, and he is happy to follow up on work he has undertaken. I strongly recommend him to anyone wanting a quality job. 

Bob, Garran

 

BFG and Sun have helped me to take my garden from a stress to a sanctuary. The team do a great job taking care of the everyday maintenance jobs, and Marty's a huge help with bigger projects. My garden would be a sad dust bowl without them. 

Hannah, Farrer

 

Marty and the gardeners at BFG and Sun have always been friendly, professional and provide excellent advice. Their work have helped us keep our garden maintained and looking great

Robbie, Fisher

Marty is so great to work with. He arrives on time (every time), does a really neat job with our epic photonia hedge, and is organised and efficient. Highly recommend!

Matt, Waramanga 

I contacted BFG and Sun to assist with  my overgrown garden. I found Marty and his team to be courteous, reliable and knowledgeable.  They did a fabulous job trimming the hedge including providing advice on when to prune, so as to not to stress the plants and on their aftercare. 

Peta, Weston