Environmentally Responsible Landscape

A place where you can play, gather, and connect with nature. Landscapes can be designed to meet your needs and still:

  • Be in balance with nature.
  • Have minimal impact.
  • Be visually pleasing.
  • Be sustainable.

What is sustainability in your landscape?

"The capacity to endure" Your personal sustainable landscape is a place that;

  • Meets your lifestyle needs.
  • Is in balance with the local climate.
  • Uses natural resources responsibly.
  • Requires minimal resource inputs, such as fertilizer, pesticides and water.
  • Has the potential for long term benefits for you and the environment.

How it works:

Begin with a site specific design that includes;

  • Careful assessment of the site and its particular environmental sensitivity.
  • Incorporating functional areas that minimize impact on the site.
  • Durable hardscape elements.
  • Visual appeal.
  • Minimal resource inputs (fertilizer, pesticides, and water).
  • Site appropriate plants.
  • Conserving mature vegetation.
  • Cost efficiency.
Naturalistic Design
  • Requires less maintenance.
  • Reduces environmental harm.
  • Benefits wildlife.
  • Provides seasonal interest.
Use Plants adapted to Local Conditions - Native Plants
  • Thrive with the least care.
  • Less damage from pests and disease.
  • Won't harm natural areas.
  • Provide food and habitat for birds and animals.
More Environmentally Safe Landscaping Solutions Include
  • Right Plant - Right Place
  • Choosing plants whose ultimate size and shape will fit the site.
  • Choosing plants with suitable cultural requirements means greater chance of survival with minimal maintenance.
  • Avoiding invasive plants that spread and get out of control.
Plant for the Long Term
  • Perennials vs annual.
  • Longer lived over shorter lived plants.
  • Conserve mature plants where possible.