Ecological Garden Design
Eco-friendly landscape design, specializing in native plants, butterfly gardens, rain gardens, community gardens, shade gardens, raised beds, perennial food & medicine gardens, and children's educational gardens.
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Design Your Dream Garden
We can help make your dream garden a reality! Work with a certified ecological landscape designer to create the beautiful space you've always wanted.
Native Plants and Earth Friendly Practices
Work with nature not against it. This how we create abundant long lasting landscapes that are in harmony with the important natural resources on your property while attracting native wildlife to your garden. We choose techniques that rebuild soil and nutrients, rather than disrupt soil communities, and we carefully select diverse plant species to be self-reliant, self-maintaining, and self-renewing. The ultimate goal is to establish a garden in harmony with nature’s patterns, resulting in a beautiful and abundant landscape that yields many harvests and requires less maintenance.
Native plants and wildflowers also attract beneficial birds and butterflies that will make your garden a beautiful oasis for wildlife.
Step 1 - Initial Site Visit and Consultation
This initial visit and walk through of your existing landscape results in a comprehensive site visit summary report. This report is complete with suggested resources, references and recommendations that are uniquely tailored to your site; it includes all of my initial observations of your landscape and reflections about your goals and vision for the land; it includes an introductory permaculture assessment of your site in terms of existing vegetation conditions, energy and materials flow, efficiency of the site, soil type, water systems, etc.; it includes directions for the next steps towards a permaculture design.
Step 2 - Mapping of Current Landscape, Site Analysis & Assessment
After completion of Step 1, you may choose to have a site map drawn for your property. This map, drawn to scale, will provide a base map for the design work that follows. Site analysis & assessment work involves reading the landscape: noting solar angles and garden or solar energy generation potential; current plant species identification; thorough observations of microclimates; soil samples; areas of intensive use; and noted considerations and possibilities for your landscape.
Step 3 - Comprehensive Garden Design
After completion of Steps 1 & 2, a complete permaculture design is created to integrate your visions, needs & interests, reflecting the unique ecological qualities and capabilities of your site. The Comprehensive Garden Design incorporates the recommended appropriate species for your new garden establishment (exact locations, spacing & quantities, planting plan/times, maintenance instructions), soil building and maintenance instructions, and efficient, integrated placement of the elements in your landscape.
Landscape Maintenance and Care
Complete care of your garden and property including planting, mulching, fertilizing, weeding, watering, pruning, etc.