Garden Design & Installation
Our designs add not just beauty, but entirely new environments. Sustainable designs intertwine individual needs, community benefits and environmental stewardship. Our multi-functional designs add to your home value, create soothing spaces, and can even produce fresh fruits and vegetables for your family. Once established, they require less maintenance while creating wildlife habitat and ecologically managing storm water. Simply, our designs, using the latest sustainable practices, outperform conventional designs. You won't believe what your backyard can do.
Edible Landscaping & Vegetable Gardens
Edible landscaping integrates food production into the home landscape. While this can be in the form of traditional vegetable beds for things such as cucumbers, peppers, tomatoes and other annuals, edible landscaping is also using plants that produce food into an aesthetically pleasing design. A good example is using blueberry bushes in home gardens. Blueberry bushes flower in the spring, have incredible red fall foliage and are overall handsome plants, but they also produce delicious blueberries every year. Cherries, sugarplums, hazlenuts, pears, apple trees - the list of beautiful flowering plants that produce edibles goes on and on. Herbs are also another way to integrate edible plants into the garden. A landscape can be both visually beautiful year-round AND productive.
We specialize in ecological storm water management including grading around your foundation, flood control and natural irrigation. Rain gardens and bioswales control water the way nature intended. Water is directed away from the home or where it can be damaging, and into rain gardens or swales where it can be used by plants, is naturally cleaned by percolating through the soil, and ultimately recharges aquifers and streams without causing erosion. These are a type of green infrastructure, and add very interesting design elements to the home landscape, create areas for wildlife, and protect your home from water damage while keeping our waterways clean.